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Old 02-17-2020, 01:22 PM
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Default Shipping RV6

Hi all new to the forum so not sure if there is a post somewhere covering this. I am looking to have an RV6 shipped to me and was wondering if anyone has experience of this and what size container was used. Obviously the smaller 20 ft container would be the cheaper option if it will fit.
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:30 PM
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Last year I shipped a RV-4 in a 20ft container to Germany. The fuselage fit with the spinner removed with a few inches to spare. The -6 should fit.

Here's the photos I have showing how it fit.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JN37GPZiyX4T9Us38
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:52 PM
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Yes the 6 fits easily into a 20' standard sea container.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:01 PM
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Default Container packing

Steve

Have a look at how Rocket Bob has packed the wings away from the sides of the container. A local vintage restorer advised the same method of packing as containers do get damaged.

Where are you going to keep it once you get it.

Rob
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:50 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys. I did run a tape measure over one today and you are correct the length is fine which was the concern the company had. The photos are a great help thanks.
Once itís in NZ it will be kept at Ardmore and Whitianga.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:24 AM
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Steve, I sent you an email and a PM.

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Old 02-18-2020, 05:23 AM
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Steve

I started to learn to fly at Ardmore too many years ago on the Victa Airtourer AT3 till I ran out of dosh.
Might see you there some day when I visit.
Live and fly in the UK now

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