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Old 10-17-2021, 09:35 AM
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This has worked well for years. Cheap and fast. Has not caused any problems.
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:53 AM
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Rich, I think Professor Hill has probably seen that.
Harold Hill... Boy's Bands?
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Old 10-17-2021, 01:07 PM
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Harold Hill... Boy's Bands?
Jim, check Jerre's signature
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Old 10-17-2021, 10:30 PM
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Jim, check Jerre's signature
Thought maybe he was Prof. Harold Hill - River City, Iowa... Graduated Gary Conservatory Class of '05.
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:39 PM
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With the wings on, these work great. Bottle jack from Harbor Freight.
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Old 10-18-2021, 07:03 PM
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Not for your wheel fairing project, but this will work if you have to change a tire and there are no sawhorses handy.

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I'm doing the jacking on Wednesday to install the Wheel Fairing hardware and I plan to use Jon's method. I have the appropriate lumber and C-clamps along with the floor jack to do the lifting.

For the nose-gear riveting, etc. I am planning to use a come-along attached to the rear tie-down to lift the nose then slip a saw-horse across between the steps to hold it while I do the work required for the Wheel Fairing installation.

Unless, of course, I see something that inspires me to try a different method.

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Old 10-18-2021, 11:35 PM
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Tony,

If material strength is the basis for the concern about shearing a bolt on the horizontal stab attachment I don’t understand why one would worry. Maybe there is something I am missing.

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Old 10-19-2021, 05:52 AM
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Default Common tool for “jacking up” stuff.

Common tool for “jacking up” stuff.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:58 AM
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If material strength is the basis for the concern about shearing a bolt on the horizontal stab attachment I don’t understand why one would worry. Maybe there is something I am missing.

Rich
Did I say I was worried? Just musing is all, everyone's opinions count. The size of the bolt is an indicator of robustnous of the attachment structure.
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:26 PM
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This is what I use. I use it to lift the entire airplane from the center or I put it under one wing tie-down and lift one main wheel up for service. To lift the nose wheel I added a short chain with a hook that I attach to the tail tie-down eye then lower the table, the weight of the lift pulls the tail down. The handle is easily modded to lay flat so it’s not in the way.

Harbor Freight $319

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