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DennisRhodes 12-13-2020 05:08 PM

whats the best under the wing avaition mechanical creeper
 
I know there's been discussion about articulating "creepers" for under the wing or fuselage maintenance here on VAF. but my search on the internet for Creeper turned up a completely different subject matter. Maybe they are called something entirely different these days. Never the less i would be interested in what you have found best to elevate one up to and support your back in that rather odd position. I remember seeing some that looked like a mini super reclining chair that might be what Im looking for. Battery or other powered also acceptable.

Anyone got one they really like?

bkervaski 12-13-2020 05:22 PM

I have the Toren Big Red creeper, very happy with it.

Edit: I didn't know about the Aerocreeper ... ordered! That looks awesome :)

jcirelli 12-13-2020 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DennisRhodes (Post 1485065)
I know there's been discussion about articulating "creepers" for under the wing or fuselage maintenance here on VAF. but my search on the internet for Creeper turned up a completely different subject matter. Maybe they are called something entirely different these days. Never the less i would be interested in what you have found best to elevate one up to and support your back in that rather odd position. I remember seeing some that looked like a mini super reclining chair that might be what Im looking for. Battery or other powered also acceptable.

Anyone got one they really like?

I've used the Aerocreeper before. It's pretty darn pricey, but I'll say it's by far the most comfortable thing I've used. A couple of friends purchased them for their Bonanzas. It's held up well for both of them for about a year now, with one being used pretty extensively.
https://aerocreeper.com/

JonGruber85 12-13-2020 06:35 PM

Aero Creeper is definitely nice (Have one in our hangar). But I think these two below offer almost the same benefits at half the price. I'd buy one of these two.


https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com...-p/5150027.htm


https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com.../whi2up-03.htm

Jimbot 12-13-2020 06:39 PM

I donít know if it is the ďbestĒ but this one is cheap, handy and kills two birds with one stone:

https://www.amazon.com/Blackhawk-B20...ts_id=15707971

Scotty G 12-13-2020 07:24 PM

LOVE my AeroCreeper.

locoengineer 12-13-2020 08:33 PM

Low seat
 
Iíve got something like this.

https://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.co...CABEgKnpvD_BwE

Plummit 12-13-2020 08:41 PM

I just bought this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-Marc

LeeMajors 12-14-2020 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by locoengineer (Post 1485121)

I bet you I could take my old crappy worn out Harbor Freight creeper as a base and weld myself a couple adjustable cross-bars on the bottom of that to add adjustable height for about half the price of that Aerocreeper.

There's a bunch of them out there, but that one together sounds pretty good to me.

BillL 12-14-2020 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by LeeMajors (Post 1485150)
I bet you I could take my old crappy worn out Harbor Freight creeper as a base and weld myself a couple adjustable cross-bars on the bottom of that to add adjustable height for about half the price of that Aerocreeper.

There's a bunch of them out there, but that one together sounds pretty good to me.

I like the way you think! When the back comes up the seat should come up proportionally or can not reach high enough. Need foam bumpers gonna hit everything. Pants, ailerons etc. Please post your final geometry if you do this.

There is another one (somewhere on the internet) with a hydraulic pump to raise the unit - -my paint shop had a couple and did not recommend them as the pump unit was junk. The geometry was nice.

Where are the electric airplane guys - a nice LiFePO battery and linear actuator and pile of $$$ and time . . . . . . sorry out of scope, been happening to me lately. Cabin fever.


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