5.2.3 Door Opening

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series 05 - Doors / Windows

One of the things that I’ve noticed is that getting in and out of the plane can be slightly… painful. The aircraft sits rather high. And the lower edge of the door opening is vertical lip about 1/8″ wide. If you rest your legs on it when entering or exiting the cabin, it feels like a knife on the back of your thighs.

Brooke Wolfe has a mod on his door openings that makes a huge difference. He widened the lower lip with a groove to tuck the carpeting in. Here’s how I did mine:

I took two layers of 1/4″ foam and cut them to fit. I also created an opening for the door latch micro switch.

Then I covered the foam with a layer of carbon fiber between two layers of BID.


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