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Old 11-13-2017, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
I can see an option to open past 90 degrees at times may be useful, but what advantage would it be to make the door removable?
Three big reasons that I like having the door removable.

1: I was able to build the hinge more flush with the outside skin, as I insert the pins from the center of the hinge, and don't need access to the hinge eyelets that are obstructed by the skins at the top and bottom.

2: I was able to leave the door off while building the rest of the plane. Made access much easier, and I wasn't banging into it.

3: First thing I do during the annual condition inspection is pull the door off. Easier access into the baggage area/tailcone, and I can get into the pilots side door without having to push the door out of my way.

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Old 11-14-2017, 05:56 AM
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I have a different approach. I did not build mine and have no experience with any other RV-10 baggage door but my door does not open far enough to touch the skin of the fuselage unless the key is in it.

1. I take the key out.
2. I cut a wood fuel dipstick to a slight angle on the bottom and to a length that will wedge lightly between the door bottom edge and the wing walk holding the door open as I load the baggage area.
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