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Old 05-15-2018, 07:52 AM
EXflyer EXflyer is offline
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Default Transporting

Nice thing about tow companies with a flat bed tow truck is they have insurance to cover you. Also know how to fasten it down. Have seen pictures on here of some trailers with aircraft on them that I wouldn't even own let alone use.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:31 AM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
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Do as much as possible at home. If you have the room, at home, mount the wings and check the flight controls and all the electrical systems. It is not hard to install wings with hardware bolts at home.
Have the engine ready for first start, cowlings done, ready for flight.
Tail installed, controls rigged including a check of the electrics.
Complete all tail and intersection firings.
If the tail is too long to transport, take it off, there are not really that many fasteners.

If you want to get flying you could do the wheel and gear farings on rainy days at the airport, they are not required for first flight.

Doing the work at home will save you many, many hours of driving back and forth to the airport.
Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
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2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
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