Main Gear Leg "Give" For Transporting
After selling my RV-10 last August it looks like I am getting back in the game with an RV-9A quick build project that I am picking it up next week. Its going on a 20' car hauler trailer that is only 83" wide between the fenders. The main wheels measure 89" outside to outside. I will either have to build a ramp system wide enough to accommodate the loading and to getting the mains up and over the fenders where they will be supported for transport on fabricated deck extensions, or if possible I could strap and ratchet tighten the main gear legs in together to fit between fenders, then release the tension so the wheels spread back out resting on the deck extensions. That means I need at least 3" of temporary "give" on each leg. Any one tried this and if so, did it work out? I don't want to risk damage to the air-frame, but it seems to me that the gear legs flex outward a lot more than that on hard landings.
RV-9A: Under Construction
RV-10: N959RV Completed 12/29/2013 SOLD 08/23/2016
"Donor Exempt" but donated through Dec. 2018