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Old 10-03-2012, 11:49 AM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is online now
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Default Tip: Moving airframe in shop

I did the first complete assembly of my airframe last weekend on my driveway. After staring at it for quite awhile, it started getting windy and ready to rain. I took one wing off thinking I could get it through the 16'x8' garage door with everything else on. It was close, but didn't fit.

As it started to rain, I remembered the little furniture dolly's I had from HF. As luck would have it, the wheels fit exactly in the slot keeping them about 1-1/2" off the ground. With 2 dolly's and moving the plane with the tail wheel, I was able to easily roll the plane into the garage with no problem. For $11 each, it is a very easy way to move the plane around in any direction you want. Here is a pic.
Williamston MI
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:11 PM
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Did the same thing with the HF dollys. I added a wedge to each side with a notch for the tires as I was worried about the tire taking a crease. Those dollys frequently go on sale at HF.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:01 PM
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Slick idea, think I'll go get a pair.
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Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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