phantom wing removal and re-assembly

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  1. Oct 18, 2019 #1

    stiffpitot

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    Hello all,

    I've come across a very good deal on a phantom x-1, and I've wanted one for a long time.
    My problem is that I don't have a hangar, so even though I know it'd be a pita to break it down and re-assemble every time I fly, I would have to.
    Is there anybody else who is forced to go this route with a phantom?
    Thanks, Stiffy
     
  2. Oct 19, 2019 #2

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    If you can't do it in 10-15 minutes with one person you won't do it more than a few times.
     
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    Hey Dana, Thanks for the reply, but I don't understand. You mean with any aircraft? If so, I guess I'll have to wait wait for a firefly that I can afford.
     
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    Yeah, I mean any aircraft... if it takes too long to set up to go fly, it gets old real quick and it's just to too much effort.

    Something like a Kolb, otoh, that doesn't take longer to unfold than you'd spend preflighting anyway, not a big deal.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2019 #5

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    Could you swing the wing backwards to fold as the phantom rear spar spin is vertical If I am not wrong ?
     
  6. Oct 20, 2019 #6

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    Being from the Midwest now not....have you looked at all possible local airport and talked to lots of people. ....l say buy it and you will find a hanger.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2019 #7

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    Once upon a time I had a Spitfire 2 seat ultralight.The one with the struts.It was a very solid and good aeroplane with no bad habits.The single seat Spitfire or Phantom with 503 engine would be ideal.
     

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