Originally Posted by rightrudder
Another nice thing about the 7/9 fuselage is its lack of a prominent center tunnel. On a long cross country, it's nice to be able to stretch and extend your right leg all the way to the heater vents! I made sure to route throttle/mixture cables up nice and high so I wouldn't snag them with the tips of my big shoes (Thanks, Bruce Hill...routed mine just like yours.
This is, for me, the most important point to make.
I'm 6'5" and 185lbs and I long assumed that the 14 would be a more comfortable fit, but when I sat in the demo plane at Oshkosh this summer I discovered that although there was more shoulder room (which would have been nice for the flight over to Osh with my 6'2" 215lb buddy), the center tunnel actually reduces leg room. On long cross country flights being able to stretch my legs out is an absolute must. I'm not sure if there's an easy mod to fix this issue, but that would be my first question before placing my order.