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CharlieWaffles 03-16-2013 07:38 PM

Moving to the Airport
 
Today, after 2.5 years of my standard build, with the help of fellow builders, friends and family, "Flew the Coope" left the only home it knew (our garage) for its new home. At the airport I will work to complete it by finishing the gear fairings, adding the tail feathers, wing attach and all the final items to complete this amazing plane. If you are ever at KUAO and want to stop by and visit, let us know.




rockwoodrv9 03-16-2013 08:00 PM

That is a big milestone Mark. Good luck with the rest of your build.

ArVeeNiner 03-16-2013 08:10 PM

Congrats!
 
Way to go Mark. 2.5 years is impressive. I'm sure you'll be ready to fly in far less time than the 8 months it took me after I got to the airport!

Congrats.

dwilson 03-16-2013 11:45 PM

Need Trailer details
 
Hi Mark,
I am going to move my RV10 fuselage from Kelso, WA to Sunriver, OR next week and am looking for a good way to use an auto trailer as you did.

Can you give a thumbnail sketch of how you adapted the trailer to the job?
Did you get/need any special permits?



Thanks,

pierre smith 03-17-2013 04:50 AM

As many of these "to the airport" posts as I've seen, they always bring a smile to my face. :)

Congratulations,

ppilotmike 03-17-2013 09:20 AM

Great job.
 
I'm sure your motivation level just went WAAAY UP!:D

Jerry Cochran 03-17-2013 11:35 AM

Hi Mark,

Congrats, a very big day for sure!! As you know, I'm pretty close, so call me anytime you need any help.

Jerry
503 702 2663

TS Flightlines 03-17-2013 02:36 PM

Awesome news Mark--Hopefully I'll see it one soon.
Tom

CharlieWaffles 03-17-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwilson (Post 753257)
Hi Mark,
I am going to move my RV10 fuselage from Kelso, WA to Sunriver, OR next week and am looking for a good way to use an auto trailer as you did.

Can you give a thumbnail sketch of how you adapted the trailer to the job?
Did you get/need any special permits?



Thanks,

You can see some shots of how Paul extended his trailer's width to accommodate the gear in my blog post (http://myrv10factory.wordpress.com/2.../the-big-move/). This gave us 1" on each side of the mains to fit. We put a red shirt (Stein Air) that I had been using and was dirty - seemed a fitting use, as a marker for a long load.



Thanks Stein Air!! Your shirt not only works to assemble an airplane it can help move one too.

Strasnuts 03-17-2013 09:18 PM

Nice work Mark!
 
I'll call you next time I'm up there. The motivation gets greater as you get closer to flying!


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