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Re: REFLECTOR: Fuselage Cuttout
I have a standard wing and fuselage RG Elite so take that into account
if you have something different. I have completed my strakes so have
dealt w/ the triangle of which you speak.
I would leave that triangle in because it will eventually have to be
there to hold fuel. When I was building my strakes I was also
confused so spoke w/ Jeff, formerly at the factory. The triangle
forms the part of the fuselage where the gear leg well meets the
fuselage very close to the long, aft-most bulkhead (bulkhead 'I' in my
manual, which forms the aft wall of the fuel tank). It definitely
needs to be there eventually.
Notice I said 'eventually'. I do know at least one builder, Dean
Norris, who cut it out and then went back and repaired and reformed
that little wall. It wouldn't be difficult and maybe the additional
ease of getting into that area would be worth it......Dean Norris, if
you're out there could you comment?
Hope that helps.
Mike Deeter, Standard Wing RG Elite
---Jack & Marilou <email@example.com> wrote:
> I must have missed this somewhere:
> Can I cut out the portion of the fuselage that is defined by the
> triangle formed by the (1) inside of the center section spar, (2)
> of the angled bulkhead from the spar to gear bulkhead, and (3) the
> horizontal bulkhead? Does this need to be in there?
> The illustrations in the plans seem to show that this triangle is left
> in there, but I think I remember someone saying you might as well
> Since I have the fastbuild fuselage (standard) it would make it alot
> easier to work in that area.
> Please advise...
> Jack Reeder
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