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Old 10-15-2018, 01:42 PM
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I've got the empennage done and getting ready to start the tail cone. Does anyone know if I can fit the tail cone through a 36" doorway if the vertical and horizontal stabs aren't mounted yet? I'd like to stay in my basement with the build as much as possible.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:17 PM
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I think it is slightly more than 36" wide.. but I will measure for you when I get to the hangar later (6pm edt).
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:33 PM
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I was able to easily get mine through a 36" doorway but it was a straight shot on both sides of the doorway - I didn't have to make any turns.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:01 PM
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I measured mine and got 39 1/2 inches wide at the top of the F-1280 skins where the built-in J-stiffeners are located. Height is about 33 inches, so if you turned it sideways, it could probably fit through a 36-inch doorway.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the info guys! I have a straight shot out my basement workshop door so it sounds like I'll be good. I was already thinking that turning it sideways would be the way to go. I really appreciate you guys checking.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:10 PM
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If the door only opens 90 degrees, you’ll likely need to remove it from the hinges, like I had to do.
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