Long Fuselage dimension

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PoconoJohn
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Long Fuselage dimension

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The long fuse shows 18 7/8" from rear to turtle deck. The short fuse shows 18". If the horizontal stabilizer is 18", why is the long fuse showing 18 7/8"? I'm trying to figure out where to end the turtle deck. Thanks!

John Cronin

builderwannabe
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Re: Long Fuselage dimension

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Looking forward to see the replies John. I have the Hstab attached but have not even looked at the Tdeck so now I am aware I might have some figurin to do.

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taildrags
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Re: Long Fuselage dimension

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My 1933 Hoopman plans show the horizontal stab being 18" and the mounting space between the end of the turtledeck and the tailpost being the same 18", so I have no idea where the extra 7/8" came from.

Oscar Zuniga
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Earl Brown
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Re: Long Fuselage dimension

Post by Earl Brown »

I don't think I even noticed that measurement difference!
I put my finished horizontal stab on the fuselage and stopped the turtledeck at the front of the horizontal.
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PoconoJohn
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Re: Long Fuselage dimension

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Guess I'll just bring the turtle deck to the 18" mark then. Thanks!

John

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