Category Archives: Doors

  • Doors Finalized

    Posted on 16. May 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

    This picture shows the finalized right door.  As you can see we decided to go for a full Lexan door. The view will be great from inside.  

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  • Slot in door frame

    Posted on 7. April 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Recent Posts.

    This is the slot in the upper door frame, where the upper door lever fits in. I deliberately did it asymmetrical. Thus when closing the lever the window is tightly pushed against the fuselage.

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  • Door Mechanism

    Posted on 7. April 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Recent Posts.

    We built the door exactly as noted in the manual. Although I got several recommendations from some other builders, I decided to stay to the original design. In the end it was the right decision, I really like this type of door and the simple but effective closing mechanism. You can easy open the door […]

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  • Door Lock

    Posted on 7. April 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Recent Posts.

    This simple lock is installed inside the left window. The lever on the back holds the window.

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  • Upper Door Lever

    Posted on 7. April 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Recent Posts.

    Finalized upper door lever. This lever is closed from inside and fixes the window. I used a simple black knob from the hardware store (1 Euro) as handle point. Works well.

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  • Door Latch

    Posted on 7. April 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Recent Posts.

    This is the finalized door latch. It is cool to fabricate all this from scratch. Nevertheless it is a lot of work, measurement and filing, before everything fits as desireed.      

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  • Door Skin

    Posted on 18. February 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

    Our door will be fully skinned with lexan. We like the improved visibility, especially when doing sightseeing and looking down to earth. The lexan provided with the kit was sufficient for both complete doors. One disadvantage is slightly more weight. Many other Rebel builders have done this before and I think the stainless piano hinge […]

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  • Right Door Frame

    Posted on 18. February 2013 by Thomas in Doors, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

        The picture shows the fitting of the right door frame. The stainless steel hinge at the front is already installed at the door post.

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