Pole Barn progress!

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Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:17 pm

I think I've posted here that Karen and I bought some property alongside an airport in Lenoir City, TN.

We're in the process of building a pole barn alongside the runway. Now that the weather has been decent, things have started rolling along.

I flew Karen up this morning to spend a couple days with the kids and grandkids.

Here's the state of progress of the pole barn:

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And a short video of an overfly, landing and takeoff from Big T Airport (80TN) earlier today:

https://youtu.be/2sNG34ZzrD0

As an aside, 4 lots still available. No personal interest - just looking for good neighbors!
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby Warmi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:55 pm

Uhh that was one rough field for landing there - sounded like your wheels were about to part their ways :D
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:10 pm

Yeah, the little Sky Arrow wheels (5" mains and wheelbarrow nose) are not exactly designed for a rough field.

Seem to be taking the abuse so far. I'd love to go to 6" mains, but the cost to do so would be pretty high and cost some airspeed at cruise.

Has anyone heard of taller profile tires that could be fitted to my 5" rims?
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:13 pm

Eddie, do you keep an airport car up there? I suppose you do.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:34 pm

TimTaylor wrote:Eddie, do you keep an airport car up there? I suppose you do.


Yep!

We bought a 2006 Honda Ridgeline with 182,000 miles on it for $7k. It’s been solidly reliable and very handy so far.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby Jim Hardin » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:06 am

FastEddieB wrote:
TimTaylor wrote:Eddie, do you keep an airport car up there? I suppose you do.


Yep!

We bought a 2006 Honda Ridgeline with 182,000 miles on it for $7k. It’s been solidly reliable and very handy so far.


Would that Honda be able to drag a roller up and down that runway? 8)

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:36 am

Jim Hardin wrote:
Would that Honda be able to drag a roller up and down that runway? 8)


Don't know.

We've agreed to help maintain the runway, and the airport owner has a nice Kubota we can use.

I still think our own tractor may be in the cards. Karen thinks they're sexy! :wink:
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby drseti » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Actually, Eddie, she probably thinks you're sexy driving a tractor.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby MrMorden » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:54 am

Are you planning to live there full time at some point?

BTW, I *love* that dogleg approach through the notch in the trees...those are some of the most fun approaches to fly in an LSA.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:19 am

MrMorden wrote:Are you planning to live there full time at some point?


Long term, maybe.

As we get up in years, we may want to be closer to our kids for when we may need assistance. Plus, as I near my 70’s, being closer to quality health care may get to be important.

BTW, I *love* that dogleg approach through the notch in the trees...those are some of the most fun approaches to fly in an LSA.


That’s a relatively new skill for me. Most of my flying career has been based in FL, where the need for such approaches are effectively nonexistent. I think my first exposure was at Blue Ridge Skyport (57GA). Felt weird at first, but gets to be familiar pretty quickly.

Here’s that approach, starting at about 4:30:

https://youtu.be/sjlU_JlvDIQ
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby David » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:05 pm

Nice - what are the dimensions? Keep the pics coming during the project
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:28 pm

David wrote:Nice - what are the dimensions? Keep the pics coming during the project


75' wide and 40' deep. The "pole barn" dimensions will end up 60' x 40'. That leaves us a 15' x 40' area for a small sitting area and bathroom.

The 42' bifold door is due to arrive tomorrow, and siding/metal roof starting soon.

We're going red siding, with dark gray roof and garage doors. Something like this (we hope):

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby TimTaylor » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Eddie, do your covenants allow you to spend nights, weekends, or weeks there?
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:01 pm

TimTaylor wrote:Eddie, do your covenants allow you to spend nights, weekends, or weeks there?


Not addressed. We’re committed to eventually building a small house. We’re currently spending a fair amount of time there in our travel trailer. We made a fenced yard so our dogs can run:

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby Jim Hardin » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:02 am

drseti wrote:Actually, Eddie, she probably thinks you're sexy driving a tractor.


No shirt, tanned, cowboy hat...

Talk about thread drift :P


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