VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

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

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV General Discussion/News
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-19-2017, 10:30 PM
G-force's Avatar
G-force G-force is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Castaic, CA
Posts: 492
Default RV-9A forced landing, 29 palms, CA

Ran across this post on a 4x4 forum today, is it any one on the forums? Curious if the problem is fixable and fly it out, or have to pull the wings and trailer.


__________________
------------------
Mike Sumner
Castaic, Ca
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2017, 07:04 AM
bret's Avatar
bret bret is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Gardnerville Nv.
Posts: 2,651
Default

Do the wings need to be removed for transport?
__________________
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
2017 gladly supported
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2017, 08:58 AM
bsacks05's Avatar
bsacks05 bsacks05 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 1,178
Default

If it is a simple fix shouldn't the owner be able to fly it out? Looks like a nice straight road with no obstructions. Authorities could block traffic for a few minutes.
__________________
Bruce Sacks
RV-9 N659DB - Flying since 7/1/06
Hatz CB-1 - Getting close to covering.
Warner Robins, GA
A&P
APRS KJ4EFS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2017, 10:46 AM
N941WR's Avatar
N941WR N941WR is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 10,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bret View Post
Do the wings need to be removed for transport?
With the -9, if it has to be trucked out, the HS needs to come off, which means the VS has to come off as well.

I trucked one a short distance (30 miles) with the HS still attached after a nose gear issue and wouldn't do it again.
__________________
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
SC86 - Easley, SC
www.repucci.com/bill/baf.html
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-20-2017, 10:59 AM
Steve Melton's Avatar
Steve Melton Steve Melton is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,325
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bsacks05 View Post
If it is a simple fix shouldn't the owner be able to fly it out? Looks like a nice straight road with no obstructions. Authorities could block traffic for a few minutes.
agree. if you could correct the cause you could fly it out. what are the regulations?
__________________
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 600+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2017, 11:39 AM
N941WR's Avatar
N941WR N941WR is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 10,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Melton View Post
agree. if you could correct the cause you could fly it out. what are the regulations?
Any regulations are at the state level and if the cops will block the road for you.
__________________
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
SC86 - Easley, SC
www.repucci.com/bill/baf.html
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2017, 12:55 PM
noelf noelf is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cary, N.C.
Posts: 1,021
Default

If it is flyable, try this: offer to hire some off-duty police and have them close the road for you,
__________________
Noel
RV-6A N6NF
tip-up
flying
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2017, 01:41 PM
RV7A Flyer's Avatar
RV7A Flyer RV7A Flyer is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: US
Posts: 1,334
Default

If it's inside the park, then NPS has jurisdiction. Don't know if they'd allow it, but it'd up to the park superintendent and the LE rangers.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2017, 02:13 PM
bsacks05's Avatar
bsacks05 bsacks05 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 1,178
Default

Of course, takeoffs from roads can be as hazardous as the landings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADa4JLF6XU
__________________
Bruce Sacks
RV-9 N659DB - Flying since 7/1/06
Hatz CB-1 - Getting close to covering.
Warner Robins, GA
A&P
APRS KJ4EFS
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-20-2017, 03:49 PM
az_gila's Avatar
az_gila az_gila is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 57AZ - NW Tucson area
Posts: 8,806
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by bsacks05 View Post
Of course, takeoffs from roads can be as hazardous as the landings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADa4JLF6XU
Yes, but you need to move all emergency vehicles out of the way BEFORE you hit them with a wing tip when taking off...
__________________
Gil Alexander
EAA Technical Counselor, Airframe Mechanic
Half completed RV-10 QB purchased
RV-6A N61GX - finally flying
Grumman Tiger N12GA - flying
La Cholla Airpark (57AZ) Tucson AZ
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 09:30 AM.


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.