Thanks so far for your replies and comments. I try to sum up some answers to questions:
The ceiling and lifts are strong enough to support the weight. As you can see in the picture it is a massive wood construction, made for the purpose to have all the lifts. Also the lifts slide out of the hangar before you lower the aircraft, so it is really a quick way of storing your aircraft
that's why the Eze will be gone and the lift occupied by an RV
The RV7A in the background is swisseagle's
He has a platform. Very nice and solid design and certainly my backup solution, should I fail to find a proper one. The main advantages of hanging the aircraft directly are:
- access to gears and tires
- more flexibility with aircraft below, because it is easier to circumnavigate a high vertical stab around three single gears of the aircraft on the ceiling, versus a platform which is blocking all possibilities
- smaller total weight on the crane
- and... personal preference
I have to check the Lancairs attach points. Certainly somewhere on the engine mount or firewall bolts...
Any inputs regarding the two options?
PS: No Dan, not many colours on our plane, but anyway still a while until painting