VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #511  
Old 06-21-2020, 10:29 PM
charosenz's Avatar
charosenz charosenz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Longview, Wash
Posts: 392
Default The BIG move

A little over a week ago we made the BIG move to the airport. I had contemplated doing this a lot of different ways and ulitmately decided to hire a flatbed tow truck as you will see in the photos.

It turned out to be a real smart move. The width of the landing gear fit perfecdtly inside the rails of the bed of the truck. Plus, the owner operator was a real professional who had just the perfect gear to snug it down very securly for the 50 minute trip.



Here is another view that my wife took as we followed the truck up I-5. It was actually quite uneventful - thankfully!


I think I previously reported a heck of a time finding a hangar to rent. I finally found a 1/2 share of a 45' x 45' hangar at KTDO. It really turned out to be a super way to go and I am very thankful to have it.



Also, one point worth noting is that I struggled with the best idea on how to attach the lines from the tow truck to pull the plane up on the deck. I ended up using swimming pool noodle foam (that I bought at the aviation section at a local walmart) and cut them lengthwise and secured them above and below where I tied a 1/2 poly line that the tow truck could attach to. This proved as an excellent method. The foam kept the attachment from sliding up or down the gear leg and kept the line low enough so that it did not interfere with the cowl. I did not have anything attach to the nose gear. It went on great with zero difficulties.



There will be many trips to bring all the rest of the pieces and parts and tools to put this puzzle back together.

I have also had quiet a bit of flight instruction in two RV6A lately so things are getting done.

Charlie
__________________
Charlie Rosenzweig
RV6A - Honda engine (project)
(http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...158610&page=48)
2020 Dues paid

Last edited by charosenz : 06-21-2020 at 10:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #512  
Old 06-22-2020, 06:14 AM
rv6ejguy's Avatar
rv6ejguy rv6ejguy is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 5,648
Default

Good progress. I remember the days bringing my 6A and -10 from the shop to the airport. Always a bit worrying something would go wrong but both turned out ok.

Big step forward!

Thanks for the progress report.
__________________

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 439.3 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


Reply With Quote
  #513  
Old 06-22-2020, 11:34 AM
charosenz's Avatar
charosenz charosenz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Longview, Wash
Posts: 392
Default

Yes. Now if I just didn't have to spend a ton of time on our home getting it ready for sale I could actually work on the plane! I only mention that to explain why I have not posted much in the way of progress reports in the past few weeks. But I am hopeful that house will sell soon, and I can get the plane back together again....
__________________
Charlie Rosenzweig
RV6A - Honda engine (project)
(http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...158610&page=48)
2020 Dues paid

Last edited by charosenz : 06-22-2020 at 11:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #514  
Old 06-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Piper J3's Avatar
Piper J3 Piper J3 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Hinckley, Ohio
Posts: 1,897
Default

Charlie -

Looks like you picked up a bunch of bugs in the coolant radiator on the road trip...
__________________
-
Jim Stricker
EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 564

LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
Reply With Quote
  #515  
Old 06-25-2020, 09:56 PM
charosenz's Avatar
charosenz charosenz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Longview, Wash
Posts: 392
Default

Jim, I know it looks like that but it's just where some of the fins are slightly bent. The light must have been just right to reflect so it makes them stand out. No worries (or bugs) at all. I'll tweak them before the shroud goes back on.
__________________
Charlie Rosenzweig
RV6A - Honda engine (project)
(http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...158610&page=48)
2020 Dues paid
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.