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Old 09-16-2018, 02:44 PM
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Correct... VS is not an issue because its not attached. Height to top of fuse is the issue.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:32 PM
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My fuselage (engine mounted, air in the tires) sits about 78" high. I would think letting a little air out of the tires and the appropriate amount of cussing would get it through a 77" high opening.

I think I'd rather mount the gear now and deal with extracting the airplane later than try to mount the gear after the 400 lb engine is attached. Heavy expensive things scare me a bit.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:52 PM
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I completely agree, Kyle. And thats with your cabin top on?
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Anybody know the max width at the wheels/tires, without the pants on? I think I'll be okay with head height, but I've got skinny garage doors..
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:05 AM
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I completely agree, Kyle. And thats with your cabin top on?
Yes, the top is attached.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:11 PM
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Anybody know the max width at the wheels/tires, without the pants on? I think I'll be okay with head height, but I've got skinny garage doors..

Mike, mine measures right at 95" from the outside of one tire to the outside of the other. Because of camber issues, the max dimension (again 95") is near the top.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:15 PM
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Mike, mine measures right at 95" from the outside of one tire to the outside of the other. Because of camber issues, the max dimension (again 95") is near the top.
Thanks Kyle!
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:21 PM
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You might take a second look at your garage door. Sometimes the opener stops the door from opening the full height of the actual opening. Measure the opening and see if it will clear. Then all you need to do is pull the safety latch on the garage door and push it up more than the opener would allow. Ask me how I know this, lol.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:56 PM
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Ok, I just assumed wed already thought about deflating the tires. But maybe Im missing something here.

Knowing the tires are 15 tall with a 6 wheel. That leaves a little over 4 of sidewall height to be deflated. If the top of the cabin is 80 and the garage door is 77, just flatten the tires, drag it out the door clear of the cabin, and reinflate the tires.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:40 PM
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Mike, mine measures right at 95" from the outside of one tire to the outside of the other. Because of camber issues, the max dimension (again 95") is near the top.
I measured the width of my RV10 and I got 95.25" wide from wheel to wheel, not including the axel extension.

I also measured the height. The engine is hung and my tires are very low on air and I got 76.75 inches, I have 4.5 inches from the ground to the bottom of the main gear axel.

It will be a very tight fit but it will fit. It will be so close that you won't know your exact dimensions until after you have the engine on your build. For mine a little more air out of the tires and I would have an 1" clear. A dolly for the axels would lower it 2" or so.
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