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Old 07-17-2019, 01:42 PM
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Default Packing the Plane for Airventure

This is our first year!

Would love to see some pics of ya'lls planes packed for the trip

At this rate Phoenix is going to have to fly commercial just so I can get everything in there
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:48 PM
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This is our first year!

Would love to see some pics of ya'lls planes packed for the trip

At this rate Phoenix is going to have to fly commercial just so I can get everything in there
Obviously, getting the weight forward helps. If you have small heavy items, like the Claw tiedowns (9Lbs), many people place those just in front of the seats.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:13 PM
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My wife and I went to the hangar the other day just to do a practice load of the airplane. I was pleasantly surprised how much room we had after everything was loaded. And we, my nephew and I, are going to be camping. More space in the baggage area than I thought.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:41 PM
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Default It's bad. Really bad.

I would send you a pic of my RV packed for HBC but the FAA would be knocking on my door and throwing a lock on the propeller. It's just awful.

There are many threads on Oshkosh camping and camping lists from here to, well, Oshkosh. As you probably know, you can ups or fedex boxes of stuff to the airventure grounds. Otherwise, weigh your stuff carefully and watch the balance. Enjoy your trip.


Now, where's that bench vice?
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:42 PM
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Default FedEx

You are able to ship in and out using FedEx. Good for heavy items or bulk.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:02 PM
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Obviously, getting the weight forward helps. If you have small heavy items, like the Claw tiedowns (9Lbs), many people place those just in front of the seats.
Also small bags can fit in the space between the seat back and flap rod. Pack heavy items in the front of the baggage compartment to keep the weight forward.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:18 PM
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Thumbs up Packing

We put our clothes in the cooler, the tent and tie downs in a box with the sheets and blanket. Ground cloths can be lose. Or ship with a friend and make a donation to your local EAA chapter.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:52 PM
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Also small bags can fit in the space between the seat back and flap rod. Pack heavy items in the front of the baggage compartment to keep the weight forward.
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Yes, a surprising amount of space there. I've got my seatbacks on the middle hinge, and those nooks are great for the toolkit/tie-down bag. I'm putting some items in front of the seats (a 12-pack of bottled water that's a not-inconsiderable 16 lb., for instance). CG nudges the aft edge of range with 30 min. of fuel, but I've flown the -9A in this configuration with excellent controllability.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:57 PM
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Yeah, I'm not really qualified as an expert packer, but I "observe" the expert every year with my mouth shut. Heavy stuff goes forward (tool bag, tie downs), and I've created some extra hold downs to be sure that is safe. Other than that, it is a volume problem for us.

P.S. All tools have had lightening holes machined in them over the years.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:55 PM
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P.S. All tools have had lightening holes machined in them over the years.
that's my next project. I wanted to upgrade my tent for my wife, it's a solid 35 lbs, may have been a mistake. I need a crane to load it. we will be heavy for takeoff.
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