Step


Nick Wright
 
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Has anyone built a step on the fuselage to help get in a Q2/200? I'm certainly not as limber as I was in my younger years and getting the leg up and swung around to get in is becoming a sight to see.


Jim Patillo
 

Buy a plastic step at the hardware store. Works fine.

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Has anyone built a step to help get in a Q2/200? I'm certainly not as limber as I was in my younger years and getting the leg up and swung around to get in is becoming a sight to see.


Nick Wright
 

Jim, I meant to say into the fuselage. I'll go back and edit. 


Mike Steinsland
 

Funny you should bring that up 
My shorty is going to need one to get in the airplane ( I cant see her getting in otherwise) and I was just thinking about that.
I think a collapsible marine ladder for the back of a boat might work
But then, I'm thinking I might build a simple collapsible step stool

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Buy a plastic step at the hardware store. Works fine.

 
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Has anyone built a step to help get in a Q2/200? I'm certainly not as limber as I was in my younger years and getting the leg up and swung around to get in is becoming a sight to see.


Steve Rothert
 

The Long-Ez and Vari-ez drivers built one from aluminum, bolted to the outside of the fuselage, using the same bolts holes as the seat belt but longer bolts.  I'll see if I can find a drawing.

Steve


Dan Thomas
 

My hangar mate uses this with string attached to lift it into the airplane.  Does not weigh much and folds up pretty small/thin.

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On Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:35 PM, Steve Rothert via groups.io <SWROTHERT@...> wrote:

The Long-Ez and Vari-ez drivers built one from aluminum, bolted to the outside of the fuselage, using the same bolts holes as the seat belt but longer bolts.  I'll see if I can find a drawing.

Steve


britmcman99
 

No. But I have seen a fellow in a Long-EZ use a light weight step stool (block) on a lanyard that he could step up onto and when once boarded, he would pull the block up into the cockpit. 

Phil Lankford

On Sep 12, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Nick Wright <nwright27@...> wrote:

Jim, I meant to say into the fuselage. I'll go back and edit. 


Michael Dunning
 

... with string attached to lift it into the airplane.

That's...genius. Just the type of reason I hang out here, so I stop adding months/years overcomplicating things 🤦‍♂️
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