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Date:  3-13-2017
Number of Hours:  2.00
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Brief Description:  Move From Shop To Hangar & Final Assembly

Big changes here in the last week. I had to clear room in the hangar for the Panther, so the BD-4 had to go. A BarnStormers ad was launched about 9 PM on March 2, and the sale completed on March 10. Most of the time in the interim was spent answering many calls and e-mail from potential buyers, finding and organizing the spare parts and documentation, modifying a sales contract, and finishing up minor details.

The buyer had around 19,000 hours of flight experience, including everything from vintage two-place store-bought planes, various experimentals, and many hours in Biz jets. Twenty minutes of familiarization flight, including two landings in very rough air, convinced both of us that he was ready to go.

A quick visit to the bank to notarize the sales contract and deposit the proceeds, and the plane had a happy new owner. Five and one-half hours after arriving at my hangar, he departed with the BD-4 to his home in Arkansas; and the hangar was clear.

Three of my flying neighbors came over Saturday afternoon and we carried the Panther fuselage up the steps to her new home in the hangar.

On Sunday afternoon, one of the neighbors returned and helped me pull the engine up the stairs on its sled. It took about 30-minutes, but it arrived safely.

This afternoon was spent moving tools and support items up stairs, then remounting the main gear.

The horizontal stabilizer was also permanently mounted, and the vertical stabilizer started.
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Panther In Her New Bedroom

Panther In Her New Bedroom

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Main Gear Remounted, and the Empanage Going Back On

Main Gear Remounted, and the Empanage Going Back On

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