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Old 03-10-2014, 12:51 PM
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Default Big Move

After a week's of planning and coordination, my RV-7 finally arrived its new home at airport. Big thanks to Richard and Chris. The only challenge was the trailer is about 3' shorter than the distance from the main wheels to tail wheel. We had to bolt in a 2"x10" to support the tail. The 2"x10" extending 3' out doesn't look very strong due to the amount of deflection with loads. Since there is only about 40 lbs of weight on the tail, it is good enough for that. Just so glad this is done, and I am one step closer to the first flight.





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Old 03-10-2014, 01:03 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Shawn, congrats on the move---------wont be long now
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:37 PM
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Congrats Shawn! I bet it was a great sight seeing your airplane going down the highway. :-) Turned a few heads?
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:09 PM
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You're making fast progress Shawn! I need to come check it out :-)

Paine Field, right?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:44 PM
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An airplane driven down the road only turned a few heads, but I definitely enjoyed the view :-)

Russ, the airplane is at KPAE, I will be there most of the weekends, so feel free to stop by.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:11 AM
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Nice work Shawn! Your airplane is looking great!
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:31 AM
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With VS and HS attached it really looks like an airplane on the road. How far is the airport from the house? At what speed were you driving?
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:14 PM
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Vlad,
It was a 30 mile drive to the airport, at 60 mph most of the time. I guess if I put wings on it will want to fly. Actually, I think the speed may have helped some on reducing the weight on the 2"x10" lumber that I had to bolted on the trailer to support the tail wheel :-) I was a little nervous about that even I did some calculation showing it should fine.

Jeff,
I still go down to KPLU every weekend to fly that J-3. I got my tailwheel endorsement at 3.8 hrs, but I have to get total 20 hrs dual on taildragger (10 hrs will be from Mike Seager) for insurance purpose. Not sure if that's an typical requirement. I don't mind flying more, especially I will possibly do the first flight myself. It is just a little hard to accumulate time during winter season here at NW.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:45 PM
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Shawn,
I remember my big move. You are almost ready for the first engine start and then first flight. I figure about 10 good evenings of work. Congratulations.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:56 PM
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Do you need to be at the hanger for 1st engine start? How about in the driveway in front of one's garage, feeding the engine fuel from a gas can?

My only concern would be the fuselage flipping over from the engine/prop torque without the inertia of the wings. But that might be a non issue.
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