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Old 12-21-2018, 09:26 AM
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Default AFT window installation when delaying attaching the tailcone

Those of you who have delayed attaching the tailcone, have you installed the Aft Window before or after installing the tailcone?

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Old 12-21-2018, 10:00 AM
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Installed the aft window way after mating the tail cone. If memory serves me correctly, it was one of the last things I did ... but I did drill the holes earlier but kept the aft window off for easy access.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:41 AM
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Did ours way late on both RV-12s ...
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:35 PM
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Ditto. I waited until the end to do the window.
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:34 AM
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I installed the rear window as one of the very last part due to improved access before. You need to crowl behind the baggage compartement after you mate the tailcone and so you have more headroom without the window restricting you from raising your head while working in this uncomfortable position.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:45 AM
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I wouldn't recommend rear window installation before tail cone.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for the responses.

Based on the responses, I will delay fitting / attaching the Aft Window until I have attached the tailcone.

One further question, is it okay to install the canopy without the tailcone installed?

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Old 12-22-2018, 07:53 PM
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I did with no problem at all. I actually delayed attaching the tailcone until way late, after engine and avionics were installed. I did move the tailcone close to the forward fuse, angled so there was a gap to work in, to work the wiring, adahrs connections, etc. but didn't attach it. It was handy to be able to do all that without crawling around the baggage area on my back.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:29 PM
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Again ditto. I fit my canopy with the tail cone off.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:25 PM
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Aft window - One of the last things you want to do. The stresses that would put on the window aside, you’ll have a million reasons to reach back there to do stuff even if you delayed attaching the tail cone.
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