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Old 09-01-2015, 02:10 PM
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I'm almost ready to push the button on ordering a CARF L-39, but my biggest issue is transport due to the length fitting it in my trailer. Worked out I should be able to get it to just fit provided the fin and stabs are easily removed for transport. I've read the manual, but am none the wiser on this point. Can any CARF L-39 owners let me know?

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:52 PM
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The fin comes off easily, the stab is not so easy as stock. ball link needs removing from each elevator, and rear fairing un-screwed. Would be easier to make the nose come off, air and battery leads could be made to join up as the nose goes on.

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Thanks Dave... I suspected that might be the case. How much length could be saved on the nose, if it was cut off just in front of the front former?
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It unbolts easily on pins as designed. You save around 500mm!
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Brilliant... problem solved. Appreciate the time you've taken Dave.

Will confirm my order!
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Dave, to get the CG in the correct place, how much of the equipment did you have to stuff in the nose on Simon's L39?

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Not so much. It has the PB batteries in the nose and some weight. We thought with cockpit and pilot it was going to balance without weight, but it didn't (simon does like a forward balance). Most of the equipment and ECU battery (for easy charging and short cable) is towards the rear of the cockpit opening. Would be easy to balance with no weight.

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