|Yes, a hole had to be dug. Here my son is standing in the almost finished excavation for scale only. He says he remembers helping. I remember otherwise.|
|A concrete saw made quick work of the 12" poured foundation wall. The cost was reasonable. I told my wife we needed a bigger window here anyway.|
|Brand new "shorty" gear legs for that really short prop. The engine installation was complete and ready for gas and oil at this point. I could have tried an engine start in the basement but the prop didn't have a lot of clearance: )|
|LEFT: A simple ramp and that brand new
larger window. It's about 60 inches square. I just foamed it in place.
You just never know when you might have to take it out again
RIGHT: The proud papa making sure it isn't a breech birth.
|Its ........ an airplane. Total procedure was over in about 5 minutes. The wings were just passed through the hole by hand.|
|And traffic stopped!! I was most concerned that we would cause an accident. I'm on the far side of the fuselage, ready to throw my body in front of any car getting to close.|
|Off to the airport. We moved all the bits and pieces and my entire workshop in one move in the back of a 45' trailer. My dad, barely visible at the right, drives for a frozen food distribution company. Yes, if you look really carefully, I do have more gray (white?) hair than my father.|
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