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  • Flying with the door off...

    Is it safe? Is it legal? If so, is there anything I need to know?

  • #2
    This has been covered quite a bit. Use the search function for details but basically you can remove the pilot's door for photo work, there are limitations. And an STC that must be obtained. You will read where some have removed both doors with no problem. Empty out the baggage sling or it will empty itself of papers, etc.
    Cheers,
    Marty


    TF #596
    1946 BC-12D N95258
    Former owner of:
    1946 BC-12D/N95275
    1943 L-2B/N3113S

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    • #3
      Good mod for shooting wolves and coyotes. Just pay attention to the prop tip and lift struts. Paint them contrasting colors for ID. Only a rumor of course.

      Gary
      N36007 1941 BF12-65 STC'd as BC12D-4-85
      72 is the new 62 so deal with it

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      • #4
        Originally posted by M Towsley View Post
        This has been covered quite a bit. Use the search function for details but basically you can remove the pilot's door for photo work, there are limitations. And an STC that must be obtained. You will read where some have removed both doors with no problem. Empty out the baggage sling or it will empty itself of papers, etc.
        Marty, I think he is asking about the L2, not the B model.

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        • #5
          I just look at the new posts, must have missed the category. Thanks Tom. (Never heard of anyone flying without the door on an L-2, hmmmm). I guess if it is an M-model just pull the red ball and it is gone!
          Cheers,
          Marty


          TF #596
          1946 BC-12D N95258
          Former owner of:
          1946 BC-12D/N95275
          1943 L-2B/N3113S

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          • #6
            Originally posted by M Towsley View Post
            I just look at the new posts, must have missed the category. Thanks Tom. (Never heard of anyone flying without the door on an L-2, hmmmm). I guess if it is an M-model just pull the red ball and it is gone!
            I know of that happening with an L-2M we restored. Owner was taking a friend flying in the front seat and said "what's this red knob do?" And promptly jettisoned the door with a $3500 camera in the door pocket. Amazingly door was still in decent shape with exception to the upper half.

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