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RE: fuselage

Title: fuselage
Lynn Gallup, one of our Minnesota builders, has widened and raised his 173, single-door fuselage. Unfortunately, he's not on the reflector, nor has his plane flown yet (although it's getting pretty close). He kept the nose joint as is, but propped it up in the back a couple of inches.
The back seat headroom (at least in the Elite) is largely a function of the seat back rake. Harder to adjust in the single-door (like Doug's).
 - Chuck
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-reflector@awpi.com [mailto:owner-reflector@awpi.com]On Behalf Of Putney, Gordon A.
Sent: 1998 August 21 Friday 16:53
To: reflector@awpi.com
Subject: fuselage

        Anybody try installing a raised  fuselage top half by , say one inch, to increase headroom?   My head touched the headliner in Doug Doer's back seat, so I thought I would make it just a little roomier.   A foam spacer, properly glassed, seems prudent.