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Old 04-18-2022, 08:37 PM
eric.the.blonde eric.the.blonde is offline
 
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Default Planning the Great Escape

Planning the extraction of the project from a heated, comfy walkout basement. The fuselage rests on a dolly supported by a triplet of 8" urethane casters which turn and translate easily. Door removal is likely if the engine is mounted.

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Old 04-19-2022, 05:08 PM
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Default Looking Good, Eric

My plan was mapped out just as you are doing. Had doubters, but it all worked. My engine, prop, and gear were on. Tail feathers and wings had been on, with incidence set, etc., and then removed. Sliding glass door removed, dolly on one gear, slid other one on smooth plywood to get it out of the door.

Keep on keeping on. You got this!

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Old 04-19-2022, 08:03 PM
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This is great. I remember my Dad building wood boats in Denver and the "big move' out of the basement. Enjoy the day.

I now live in California. What again is a basement?
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:10 AM
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Default The best part

The best part is the paper version of the plane moving through the door opening, old school still works. That is what I would have posted on the front page of VAF.
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:12 AM
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Default And then I scrolled down the page to see the paper model! LOL

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The best part is the paper version of the plane moving through the door opening, old school still works. That is what I would have posted on the front page of VAF.
Some times we have to laugh at ourselves!
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:16 AM
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Built two Cozy MKIV's in my basement. Pretty much everything except the main wing spar's attached. Big moving day. Cut out a big section of my family room floor for extraction. Invited some strong friends to help and bribed them with BBQ meal afterwards. News paper reporter came out to do a photo story on it. What a great day that was! Folks with a walkout have it made.
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:28 AM
Allan Stern Allan Stern is offline
 
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Default Move

It looks like the wing spar might be too wide to go out the door. Just remember you can pick the fuselage up and turn it vertical so the spars will go through the door. Itís not that heavy even with motor mount. If from the picture is what you are removing.
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Old 04-20-2022, 08:07 AM
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Eric, let me know when you are doing the move if you need a hand.
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