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Old 10-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Mike_Singer Mike_Singer is offline
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First post here... I have been doing lots of research between the 7 &14. I think I have decided on a 7 quick build. Does anyone have the measurement from the firewall backward to the empennage? I am looking to build this portion in a 1 car garage that is 21 ft long and then move to the 2 car garage once it doesn't fit.
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:11 PM
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Firewall flange to end of the fuse skin 174-1/2"
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:13 PM
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The fuselage from tailwheel to prop flange will fit inside of 21'.

My primary build space is roughly 21' x 24', and has ~5x6 foot corner removed for a restroom. It has 2' deep shelving filling one long wall. It has 2 large rolling tool boxes, and a ~4x5 foot work table on the other long wall (same side as the restroom).

FWIW, smaller can sometimes be an advantage; you tend to keep your tools close. It's amazing how much time you can burn just walking for a tool.

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