Daft question. Can all of the interior Inspection Panels be removed without taking the wings off? I want to remove all of the inner panels and inspect the cables, aileron mixer unit and Roll Bearing Bracket (ie remove the tail cone inspection door) without taking my wings off. I just want to make sure that this will not put any undue stress on the airframe with the wings still being on.
No problem... However, it's is easier with wings removed to stand next to the fuselage when removing and reinstalling the myriad of screws...
PPL/ASEL 1970 Sport Pilot since 2004
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC Jul 2012 - Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 333
LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks to EJ Trucks
I found that standing upright beside the fuse is more comfortable than kneeling on the wings. And safer because I didn't have to climb up and down. With a bit of practice we learned to remove and install the wings quite handily.
First Flight 9/23/16!
No paint yet. Working on a scheme with John Deere colors or accents.