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Old 06-24-2022, 02:53 PM
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Ok. I switched gears. Waiting on back order parts.
I'm working on the gear and wheel pants and bottom cowl gear slot.
How much does the elastomeric gear move from full weightbto off the ground?
I need a lift capable of raising the fuse high enough to get off the ground.
Planning to buy one of these.
https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...art-60438.html
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:45 AM
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when I do wheel maintenance I put a 2x4 under the fuse skin directly under the spar, then one of those long HF jacks under that. Two jacks should lift the whole fuse, but you'll need to support the back as well. I would NOT jack on the fuse at the firewall, though I have lifted the plan via the engine mount, but saw horse at the rear holds some weight.

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Old 06-25-2022, 09:56 AM
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I'm going to work the wheel pants & gear leg fairings. She has no wings. How else can I lift the fuse and make it level long and lat? I plan to make a cradle with a couple 2" boards to fit the center section and use the HF table to lift the fuse. I may use the cherry picker as a safety.
I searched VAF and there are quite a few who lift the entire airplane using a similar set up. Motorcycle jack, Home brew table, HF table.
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https://vansairforce.net/community/s...22&postcount=5
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Old 06-25-2022, 02:30 PM
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I didn't care for the HF hydraulic table. No lock out to prevent it from leak down. I bought the 1500lb aluminum motorcycle lift. It has a lockout to prevent dropping.
Also went to Home Depot and bought a 4x6x8 treated douglas fir and a 2x6x8. The huge block will be cut into 2 foot lengths. It can be stacked either on the 4" or 6" to build a platform for the lift. The 2x6 will be cut to fit the center section. If not perfectly flat, I will carve it to fit. Should be pretty stable. More to come
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:39 PM
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I didn't care for the HF hydraulic table. No lock out to prevent it from leak down. I bought the 1500lb aluminum motorcycle lift. It has a lockout to prevent dropping.
Also went to Home Depot and bought a 4x6x8 treated douglas fir and a 2x6x8. The huge block will be cut into 2 foot lengths. It can be stacked either on the 4" or 6" to build a platform for the lift. The 2x6 will be cut to fit the center section. If not perfectly flat, I will carve it to fit. Should be pretty stable. More to come


Got pics of what you did?
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:31 AM
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Got pics of what you did?
I will post when it's finished. I'm still playing with the blocks to find the most stable combination.
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