Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Build, Wing Moving Day

With the wings all but done, I have held off on installing the wing tip lights, it is time to move them into storage. For this I built a wing stand based on the EAA's design. Here's a picture of it without the carpet straps. If you would like a PDF of the design here is a link: EAA Wing Stand

Then it was on to moving the wings. I didn't want to fool with the trailer so I loaded them on my truck one at a time. Pallets and foam pad were used to set the ride height and protect the wings from the straps and pallets.They traveled very well for the 9 mile trip to storage.

I didn't include any of the time for this in the build time. The garage is looking a little empty so it must be time to bring in the fuselage kit.