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Doggzilla

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Not necessary, this Russian 4 place Yak -18T(used to be my) has very wide fuselage and fit prefect on flat bed trailer for transportation(US photo)
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Good to see you are still alive. I was starting to wonder.

Someone said the raptor was like 16 feet wide at where the wings attach. That's the problem.
 

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Well the latest YT Video shows the Raptor in bits, prior to its relocation to Valdosta, I'm still not convinced that 8000ft is going to be enough. Lets see what PM can come up with as a trailer solution, bet it will be complicated, heavy, and won't work properly !!! now where have I had those thoughts before :cool:
 

Kyle Boatright

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Well the latest YT Video shows the Raptor in bits, prior to its relocation to Valdosta, I'm still not convinced that 8000ft is going to be enough. Lets see what PM can come up with as a trailer solution, bet it will be complicated, heavy, and won't work properly !!! now where have I had those thoughts before :cool:
Said he was gonna need a wide load permit with escorts.

If he (or Wasabi) can't fly it off of 8,000' of concrete in Valdosta, it's time to punt.
 

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Said he was gonna need a wide load permit with escorts.

If he (or Wasabi) can't fly it off of 8,000' of concrete in Valdosta, it's time to punt.
Yup, darn it's wider than I thought.

Well they do now know they have 3000' or 20 seconds to play with at 100mph.
 

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Love that Yak-18T... the Russian NAvion :)

Maybe I'll get to fly one someday... right after I buy stock in a gasoline company!
I loved that Yak-18T, but have to sell it in 1997 because I need the money for my business. New owner(actually from California) had it for long time and loved it too. But he "wrecked" it by landing with "gear up" and insurance company "totaled" it. Some one did buy it from insurance company and moved it back to east cost. This aircraft still have my paint job - Russian Aeroflot airline colors and my "N"# - N189AK.
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bmcj

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How far does he have to go? I don’t think it would be difficult to get a wide load trucker with a lowboy to plan, load, and move it. They move all kinds of extra-wide loads and they already know the permitting process.
 

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I think he said 250 miles or 4 hours with a permit is being arranged.
The extra runway is not so much about testing in ground effect. The second runway is also about getting enough altitude for a simple U turn to the other runway if thrust is lost. Can't do that on a single strip. He said the tower is not busy and can help with his needs.
 

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How far does he have to go? I don’t think it would be difficult to get a wide load trucker with a lowboy to plan, load, and move it. They move all kinds of extra-wide loads and they already know the permitting process.
250 miles south from place he's based now.
 
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