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Old 06-05-2018, 05:38 AM
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Default Height of fuselage

I am building a 14, I wish to build a variable height platform to sit the fuselage on.
My question is how high from the ground does the airplane sit when on the gear?
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:01 AM
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I think it is 1.81m with the tail on, I will check fuselage only, later tonight. (Do note that you will need a lot more for operating the canopy)
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:58 AM
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Sneaked away into the shop before dinner

The cowling reaches about 171cm above ground and the spinner, front of the FW and even the roll over structure not that much lower...
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:09 PM
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@control, Thanks for pointing out the open canopy height. I hadn't thought of that and wondering if it will fit in my garage. How high does yours open up? Mine should be the same as yours because we're both building tailwheel planes.
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:52 PM
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Not sure,

When I did my canopy I had my fuselage on a really low table, about 30 cm above the floor. After mounting the gear and wheels I had to take my RV outside to open and remove the canopy.

My canopy is now in my bedroom and will stay there until it is time to move everything to the airport.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:16 PM
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Thanks guys for your help, but I did not explain myself fully.
Here is the height I need:
From the ground to the bottom of the fuselage adjacent to the gear leg. Not the nose wheel.
Thanks again, I hope I did better.
Dave
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:18 AM
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I measure about 28 1/4" to the bottom of the fuselage at the gear leg.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:12 AM
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Thanks soooo much for your help.
Dave
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