Is 48" going to be wide enough? The bottom skin extends beyond the fuselage to interface with the bottom of the wing. I don't recall the exact dimensions, but it is probably 1.5 - 2", so the door needs to be a good 4" wider than the fuselage at the rail in order to fit.
I think the fuselage is 43-44 n wide. Add in 1.5-2" on either side for the skin and you are talking 46-48" going to be tight.
That said, there is nothing wrong wit removing the gear. My fuselage rides on a cart that supports it at the firewall and under the main spar. Keep in mind, the fuselage is flat at the firewall and has a slight V at the spar.
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Last edited by WingsOnWheels : 09-17-2018 at 09:40 AM.