|Finished the flying, and ready to move on.|
|The Kolb folding system for the tail works really well.|
|This is the removable wing support that came with this aircraft.|
There's a reinforced plate with a hole inside the wing.
Just swing the wing back and slide it onto the support rod.
|A bungy cord holds the wingtip onto that support.|
|Folded and ready to load.|
15 minutes to this point.
|A pulley is clipped onto the aircraft, and gives enough mechanical advantage to make the pull easy.|
|This tail boom support must lie down to allow the aircraft to enter over it.|
|Tie the tailboom unto the yoke.|
|This lever is necessary to be able to lift the tail easily to set it in the yoke, especially after the wings are folded back and the tail becomes heavier.|
|The shaft is 1"x1" hollow square steel with a reinforcement of 1"x1/8" flat steel welded to the underside.|
The shaft needs to be notched out to fit over the tail spring.
The U-shaped strap attaches/detaches with a through bolt.
|These are the wheel chocks that hold the mains from rolling.|
|Tied down so the wheels can't bounce out, but leave a bit of slat to allow the soft tires to absorb bumps.|
|All loaded and ready to close.|
|There are two of these hinge pins mounted on the back of the main frame.|
|These hinge tangs on the tail section hook over those hinge pins.|
|Then just pull the aft section closed with the block and tackle.|
Then six bolts secure the two sections.
|Those dolly wheels are designed such that the tail end is at the point of balance when it's tipped back.|
Then it rolls away easily, controlled by those handles up the back.
|Then the wheels are stowed up for the road.|
15 minutes more to load.
So half an hour to fold and load.
Ready to hit the road and find a new adventure!