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Old 12-16-2020, 07:39 AM
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Default Transporting Van's aircraft in Central Florida

If you're like me, one of the most stressful parts of building a Van's aircraft is transporting the completed fuselage (with engine, avionics, etc) from a home workshop to a hangar at the airport. Finding someone that has the right experience and equipment (and insurance) to do such a move is very difficult; most companies (tow or moving) don't want to touch such a project.

This post is to let you know about Parkers Towing and Transport LLC, who first moved my friend's RV-14A earlier this year, and yesterday moved mine. They spent a good deal of time designing ramps for the main wheels for transport. The Parkers are great people, and were very interested in all aspects of my RV-14A - most importantly, they took great care to secure and transport my bird. I highly recommend them if you live in central Florida and need to transport your airplane; they drove 50 miles each way for the transport, and their prices are very reasonable. Below is a picture from the move:

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Old 12-16-2020, 08:14 AM
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My concern is their tiedowns around main gear legs. If there is a brake line installed the rope may squash it. The best anchor point would be center section stubs. Leave the extended spacer there and drill a hole for their ropes.

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Old 12-16-2020, 08:43 AM
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Alex,
Looks like you are at SouthEast Ramp.

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:02 AM
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My concern is their tiedowns around main gear legs. If there is a brake line installed the rope may squash it. The best anchor point would be center section stubs. Leave the extended spacer there and drill a hole for their ropes.

They took great care to avoid the brake lines and none were affected (I checked each one, and helped with the tiedown).

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:03 AM
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Alex,
Looks like you are at SouthEast Ramp.

Welcome.
Thanks Mark! Indeed I am - hope to meet you at the SER soon.

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