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Jack Point
« on: Aug 25, 2017 »
Thought I would share my design for a jack point.  The threaded hole is in a non-stress area between all four axle bolts.  The fixture is a piece of 3/8"-16 all-thread.

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Re: Jack Point
« Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2017 »
Nice idea, Chucker. Here's one I made: a thin sheet that wraps around the leg with an angle welded to the underside. The taper of the leg keeps it from sliding up when jacking. Had a flat at a distant field once and was lucky a mechanic with lots of tools was on site to help me. But next time maybe I won't be so lucky so I carry this with me.

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Re: Jack Point
« Reply #2 on: Aug 27, 2017 »
Thanks, Ed

That looks to be nice and compact.  I, like you, wanted something that would fit in my tool kit.  I've seen others similar to yours....but not as small.

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Re: Jack Point
« Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2017 »
OBTW...nice shiny gear leg!

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Re: Jack Point
« Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2017 »
Ed that's beautiful.  Where have you been ? I flew to your airport twice finally found it the second time only took theee try's to get it down!
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Re: Jack Point
« Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2017 »
Chucker: thanks. I bought new gear and am polishing, polishing, polishing before installing it.

Tim: as wet as the summer has been I'll bet it stuck like Velcro once you finally hit it. I've had the Sonerai at home since April, re-engineering my cooling system and fixing a few other things. Hope to be back at the airport by the end of Sep.

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Re: Jack Point
« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2017 »
Ed,

Actually, It was so rough I thought I missed the real runway, checked with a couple of guys there and they said I got the right one.  Looked around for you, went to your hangar but you were nowhere to be found.
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