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    Windshield makes it look like an airplane.Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm looking for suggestions for ferrying a C-120 from Coeur D'alene, ID to northern Georgia. Looks like I'll be taking a few days off after Thanksgiving to go get a friend's plane and bring it down here for two aspiring mission pilots to build time in. I'd like to make it fun and stop at some grass strips along the way. It would be neat to meet of few of you and see the areas you fly in if possible. I'll have the owner of the plane with me who still hasn't soloed yet. We will be near gross with fuel and a couple sleeping bags on O-200 power so performance will be pretty limited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    I'm looking for suggestions for ferrying a C-120 from Coeur D'alene, ID to northern Georgia. Looks like I'll be taking a few days off after Thanksgiving to go get a friend's plane and bring it down here for two aspiring mission pilots to build time in. I'd like to make it fun and stop at some grass strips along the way. It would be neat to meet of few of you and see the areas you fly in if possible. I'll have the owner of the plane with me who still hasn't soloed yet. We will be near gross with fuel and a couple sleeping bags on O-200 power so performance will be pretty limited.
    If you end up taking a bit more northerly route, drop in. I'm in NW SD, right on the MT/SD border, about 60 miles north of the Black Hills. SD33 on the sectional.

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    I am 2 miles north of 1V2 in western Nebraska, east west strip with authentic cow poop included. Drop on in and I will feed you some corn fed Nebraska beef. Brian


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    Graham, TX KRPH, have two 670 grass areas next to the runways. Fun to talk Cubs. My hangars are the only thing on the east side of the airport.
    https://goo.gl/maps/mmpzJ42ofSizEF6S6
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    If you need a ride from the airport to Coeur d’Alene, or a place to stay, I’m not very far away from there. And would be more than happy to help if I can.


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    Thanks guys it all sounds good. I was thinking the longer southerly route would be a good idea this time of year to avoid getting stuck in a deep freeze if the airplane had an issue, but looking at the chart there is a lot of high ground between Idaho and Texas. Any suggestions?

    Happy face when the fiberglass job went ok. Three fiberglass rookies. Jonathan and I were moving too slow. Before we had the second layer of four wetted out, the 200g batch of West system in the mixing cup kicked off. I didn't think we had the hangar warm enough but I guess so. Jeff was working on his project and ran over to help. He mixed (smaller batches) and I think it turned out good. We will see tomorrow.

    I ordered some shorter 45 degree tank fittings and they made the tank outlet situation a lot better.Click image for larger version. 

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    Very helpful to see the fuel tank to fuel line connections. Thanks!
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    Glad it helps but remember you saw it on the internet. I'm no pro builder.

    Looking at the route down through Salt Lake to Albuquerque and then I-40. Less blizzards but mountain winds and high passes.

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    DJ, my strip just S of Amarillo/I40. I’d feed y’all and put you up for the evening. My strip is on the short side but it can be cheated to make longer. Barry, that you got the Saint tips from, is also close and lives on a longer strip. Holler if we can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    Glad it helps but remember you saw it on the internet. I'm no pro builder.

    Looking at the route down through Salt Lake to Albuquerque and then I-40. Less blizzards but mountain winds and high passes.
    You could go from Idaho to Cortez, CO, then Santa Fe, NM, and east from there. Save a few miles and it is all fairly low (by our standards) and very pretty. Winds have been light lately.
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    We come south out of the Salt Lake City area, Huntington, UT -Monticello, UT- Aztec, NM- Sandia East, NM- Hereford, TX- Graham, TX.
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    Headed out for fabric.Click image for larger version. 

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    Univair front strut 12 lbs. It has a lot of oil sloshing around in there.
    HD 4130 rear strut 10 lbs.
    These are certified scales but the resolution is only 1 lb.

    I've been trying to keep "unnecessary" permanent weight to a minimum. I have added some for utility and ease of building.

    Frame was epoxy primed with Aerothane top coat. Might have saved a pound or two vs powder coat. The decision was based on practicality.

    Cessna sliding seats saved maybe a pound or two vs PA-18 seats.

    Overhead flap handle saved a little weight. I think we saved four pulleys and some
    cable.

    The L21 greenhouse glass (1/16th polycarbonate) weighed in at 7.1 lbs. The rear skylight is about 3.3 lbs of that. We could have replaced this with fabric for ~3 lbs of savings but I didn't want to spend the time cutting and modifying the frame.

    We upgraded the floor to .032 6061T6 (+1.7 lbs)
    Welded two steel channels in the rear pax foot area. (+0.5 lbs)

    These changes more than doubled the rigidity of the rear floor. The .020 and .025 2024T3 we started with was unacceptable for our mission. The two large floorboards from the rear stick area to the end of the extended baggage are removable in minutes and stiff enough for a stretcher or sleeping.

    Boot cowl is three piece .025 with stiffeners at the side and bottom seams. .020 might work but the large flat areas would oil can pretty bad.

    We will be making the tank lids out of .032 6061T6 with no stiffeners. This is like the lids Javron supplies with their kits. Heavier than CF but they save about a pound total over Piper lids. Kirk says he tried .020 and it lasted about 100 hours.

    Planning to use .025 for the upper cowlings.

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    Is anyone interested in ferrying the C-120?
    KCOE to 9A5.

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