Fuselage Cart

I’m on hold waiting for a tool, so I decided to get started on building a fuselage cart.

I looked at a few different ideas and decided to build a cart with two supports, one under the forward seat bulkheads and one under the forward bulkhead of the baggage compartment. The forward support is about 13.5″ above the floor and the rear support is 16″ above the floor. This allows the fuselage door sill to sit level with the floor.

I made the cart from wood that I had lying around including some 2x4s and materials from the fuselage crate.

I braced everything with triangles of plywood and I padded the cross braces with carpet strips.

I then added a retractable gear mechanism like I did with my work tables. This allows me to drop the wheels to move the airplane around and lower the wheels for stability while I work on it.