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Old 12-28-2022, 01:08 AM
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I lie down on the floor under the fuselage and place my feet along a row of rivets and do a leg press. It is not very heavy. And then my wife slides the saw horse under. Then I gently lower the airplane. Easy Peasy.
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Old 12-28-2022, 08:30 AM
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The jack I used is called a Long Ram Hydraulic Flat Bottom Jack and was purchased from Harbor Freight. Don't have the specs in front of me, but the jack is around 2' or so tall and extends at least 18" .... so the total extended length is at least 42" or so, which is more than enough to get the tail high enough for siding a saw horse in place under the belly.
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Old 12-28-2022, 10:09 AM
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Tom-

The jack I used is called a Long Ram Hydraulic Flat Bottom Jack and was purchased from Harbor Freight. Don't have the specs in front of me, but the jack is around 2' or so tall and extends at least 18" .... so the total extended length is at least 42" or so, which is more than enough to get the tail high enough for siding a saw horse in place under the belly.
There's this one:https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...ack-58906.html. Rated to lift 3 ton, and extends from 23" to 42.5". It's a different color, but otherwise looks very similar.
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Old 12-29-2022, 11:27 AM
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Hey John. That Hyd jack looks perfect. Thanks ..........Tom
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