Cabanes

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builderwannabe
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Cabanes

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Anybody lengthened or know of anybody who lengthened the cabanes for ease of entry/exit? Now that I have finished my ribs I am working on the center section. Getting in and out of the fuselage was easy without the center section attached but with a mock-up of the center section getting in and out has taken on a new dimension of difficult, maybe I should do some yoga, pilates, or find a way to get younger instead of lengthening the cabanes.

Sean
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Richard Roller
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Re: Cabanes

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I've seen the wing raised anywhere from 2 to 4 inches. It's pretty common.
Earl Brown
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Re: Cabanes

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Mine are 2” taller
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Terry Hand
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Re: Cabanes

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A flop would help. Do you plan on installing one?
Semper Fi,

Terry Hand
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builderwannabe
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Re: Cabanes

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Thanks for the replies. i think i will extend a couple inches and install a flop, assuming that is the part of the trailing edge that hinges up.

Sean
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