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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyvanDelta View Post
    Who knows what's the width of the wings? The trailer is probably, 8' or 8'6" wide if it's a standard width trailer.

    And the reason they don't fly it to Texas is because?

    I want to see the tail video of the trip. Wonder if they will post it and make it available for us to see?

    22'ish foot wingspan with tips removed.

    Not flying due to owners decision. his plane, his call. Necessity is a matter best left un-discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMX105 View Post
    22'ish foot wingspan with tips removed.

    Not flying due to owners decision. his plane, his call. Necessity is a matter best left un-discussed.
    22 feet is taking up a lot of space on a freeway. If the wingspan is 22 feet, I imagine the truck will be occupying 2 lanes?

    Is the convoy only a semi truck and a only one chase truck?

    I wonder how the insurance company works with if the Bear gets hit enroute?
    Last edited by SkyvanDelta; 03-21-2013 at 08:17 PM.

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    Anyone know how long the Bear was based at Stead?

    Owner's in Texas, plane going to Texas. I get it.

    Still sad to see it go. End of an era....
    Mark Johnson
    Strega Fan since 1997

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Critter View Post
    "All my ex's live in Texas..."
    and thats why i hang my hat in tenesse lol sorry couldnt help it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyvanDelta View Post
    22 feet is taking up a lot of space on a freeway. If the wingspan is 22 feet, I imagine the truck will be occupying 2 lanes?

    Is the convoy only a semi truck and a only one chase truck?

    I wonder how the insurance company works with if the Bear gets hit enroute?

    In talking with the driver, his attitude was that this move would be a pain. The wings are high so other drivers will not get the sense of how wide it is. I did see 3 pilot vehicles there.

    I'm hoping for the best for the Bear and safe travels. He's been a fixture of Reno for decades and almost like a close friend. I sure will miss the random fly overs.


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    With the boil off I'm assuming flying it down to Texas would require a lot of stops am right?

    Jarrod

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    I bet we have seen the last of the great Bear at Reno. My guess is Mr. Lewis will clean it up and donate it to the Smithsonian.



    What paint job should it wear when she is retired to the big house?
    Last edited by planecrazy2; 03-22-2013 at 07:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarrodeu View Post
    With the boil off I'm assuming flying it down to Texas would require a lot of stops am right?

    Jarrod
    Actually the Boil-Off system has more capacity than fuel, So fill it at the fuel stops and you're good to go. Just need to have crews at each point to do so.
    What was planned for flight enroute to the 3k.

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    The Bearcat has rarely been my first choice (Mustangs and Sea Furies pull me away), but I've never failed to smile when it has run well. There's been a lot of hard work, pride, smarts, and big titanium cajones in and around that airplane and the hangar since the day Lyle dragged it out of the dirt. I wish everyone that's ever touched it all the best, and the future as it unfolds in coming months will be interesting to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planecrazy2 View Post
    I bet we have seen the last of the great Bear at Reno. My guess is Mr. Lewis will clean it up and donate it to the Smithsonian.



    What paint job should it wear when she is retired to the big house?
    Your guess would be incorrect. The Smithsonian "already has a racing Bearcat". Lyle tried to donate it to the Smithsonian before he sold it to Rod Lewis and they said they didn't want it because they already had Conquest I.

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