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Old 08-31-2020, 07:13 PM
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When Scott said he was making the first E-lift's I said I wanted a set for my plane... At the time I did not know what level of finish the jacks would have. I guessed they might be John Deer green like a stake puller Scott made for me...

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It might be a little off topic, OK maybe A LOT off topic, but this is a result of a call from Roy needing a custom tool. You know, we work in tenths (of thousandths) around here, but due to limitations the measurement we received was oh about the size of a thumb. A little more prodding for a slightly more decipherable measurement, add a couple random scraps of 4130 tubing and a scrap of square steel tubing milled to just the right size, and of course a coat of protection known as John Deere Green. Yes, there is plenty of steel around the shop that is coated in the green goodness.

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Old 08-31-2020, 08:34 PM
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I carried a bicycle pump for years. Recently a visiting friend introduced me to a lightweight micro air compressor. Charges from a USB port and could inflate a car tire on a single charge easily. Takes 5-6 minutes to fill main tube to 40 psi on 1/4 charge.

That's neat Vlad, where did you get it?
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:14 PM
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That's neat Vlad, where did you get it?
A friend of mine got it from Amazon. Thanks Rob
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:15 PM
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A friend of mine got it from Amazon. Thanks Rob
This one?

https://www.amazon.com/Vastar-Compre.../dp/B088NP16SS
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:20 PM
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Very similar John.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:03 AM
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Couple possibilities that are not like a traditional full size hand pump, or classic, arm wrestle, carry along bike pump

Zefal smart pump - folding feet, and by using tube within a tube, (Extends out when operating) the storage length is shortened, ~ $20, less than 2 pounds

Stompump - small foot operated, ~$70+. 4x4. 13 oz.


With these you dont have to worry about making sure the battery is charged in the portable pump,..... ( one read to charge every two weeks)
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:42 AM
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I carried a bicycle pump for years. Recently a visiting friend introduced me to a lightweight micro air compressor. Charges from a USB port and could inflate a car tire on a single charge easily. Takes 5-6 minutes to fill main tube to 40 psi on 1/4 charge.
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Old 09-06-2020, 04:22 PM
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It might be a little off topic, OK maybe A LOT off topic, but this is a result of a call from Roy needing a custom tool. You know, we work in tenths (of thousandths) around here, but due to limitations the measurement we received was oh about the size of a thumb. A little more prodding for a slightly more decipherable measurement, add a couple random scraps of 4130 tubing and a scrap of square steel tubing milled to just the right size, and of course a coat of protection known as John Deere Green. Yes, there is plenty of steel around the shop that is coated in the green goodness.
Ok, I guess it was inevitable... CMW E-Lift steel bracket parts are NOT finished in John Deere Green, but are all powder coated a near perfect color match to Vans white weldament parts . Case closed, no mystery.

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Old 10-04-2020, 01:59 PM
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It has been interesting to watch CMW E-Lift sales distribution between tail dragger versions vs. nosewheel. I felt sure we would sell more of one than the other. As they continue to ship weekly, so far, I'm not seeing a clear pattern.
Our stock of these is now pretty stable while the RV community demonstrates that we're a pretty balanced bunch .
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:29 PM
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It seems tis the season for people to have their airplanes apart with the wheels and brakes off. Maybe it is condition inspection time across the country. We sure do appreciate the CMW E-Lift orders!
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