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Feb 8, 2007
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What is the sequence by which you'd build a skybolt? I spent several hours with a measuring tape trying to work out how to fit it in my garage or under the carport. Can't fit the fully assembled plane. I do however have plenty of room to built the fuselage and the wings separately. How much work can be done before finally putting everything together? Roughly how much work needs to be done from putting the wings on?

Secondly, for those who have a plane already, can you taxi with the lift up canopy open? I live in a rather warm climate and almost always taxi with the windows open in the Cessna. Thanks,



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