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Old 09-21-2017, 04:37 PM
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Default EAA bench

I was able (with a helper) to lift the completed fuse (without cabin cover attached) onto a standard EAA workbench. From there, you can attach the engine mount and gear easily. I'd highly recommend also completing your wheel pants and fairings at this stage while you're at it, as you'll need to have the gear hanging freely to accomplish the proper alignment. After the wheels are on, one person can pivot the fuse forward onto the nose wheel by lifting the tail, while the bench is removed. The tail will need to be supported, or the engine mount ballasted until the engine is hung, once you're on the gear.
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