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    Aircraft lift?

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    Anyone know what kind of a lift and how it is connected to make the lift for changeovers?

    Looks neat but canít see details in photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubnut View Post
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    Anyone know what kind of a lift and how it is connected to make the lift for changeovers?

    Looks neat but canít see details in photo

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    Looks like upper motor mount and winch powered lift?

    Glenn
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    Not a wing, but a prayer!

    Not me... looks like the tail tied/blocked into the back of the pickup, then the winch lift stand that reaches under the engine and up to the motor mount.

    Not many places I would want to do that for more than a couple minutes. Have had enough gear bolts bent and hard to remove that I would not take that chance! Imagine a Mat-Su wind come streaking down as you just get the gear off
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Lifting by the motor mount at the firewall? Necessity is the mother of invention. It looks like a crafty solution.
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    The location is my big worry...
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Is that MCS Mike in the photo, or do you guys just all look alike in the wintertime??
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    Quote Originally Posted by N86250 View Post
    Is that MCS Mike in the photo, or do you guys just all look alike in the wintertime??

    not me

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    not gonna catch me under that

    although I did manage to partially tip a boom truck over with a 185 fresh off floats, luckily it landed on gear box 90 to floats on float edge, only scraped boot cowl........then we had to unhook boom truck and reposition it... and my step father told me that would happen, but I wasn't listening....

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    Haha! Was not my idea.... Only my first airplane.... The seller told me he had everything to do the changeover.... He sure did..... Everything seems to be ''normal'' but kind of ''hazardous'' to me at that time, being my first changeover...

    Homemade engine hoist lifting the lower engine mount. A pickup truck's tailgate for the rear of the airplane. It really need to be a Ford. Any other pickup would not do the job as well I assume.... And a trusty stuntman friend to hold the wing is a must....
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    My favorite uncle (now deceased) worked as an A&P at Wien Alaska Airlines way back in the day (early 1950's).
    He bought an Aeronca Sedan which was sitting on a frozen lake with a blown engine.
    He obtained a used C-145 from the Seattle area, flew out with a fellow employee in a company airplane,
    and changed out the engine.
    I believe they used some site-cut trees as a tripod for hoisting purposes.
    Time he got the engine, it was getting pretty close to spring thaw and they had to get with it.
    FWIW in one of Bud Helmericks' book he mentions a Wien mechanic they had nicknamed "Lil Abner".
    That was my uncle. Yes, he was a bit of a hillbilly. And no, he didn't appreciate the nickname.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    I believe they used some site-cut trees as a tripod for hoisting purposes.
    we did that with a 185 and the hardest part was unloading & loading the IO-520 by HAND into the other 185 with 3 or 4 people, trying to work around the darn lift strut, and trying not to crush oil pan.... wasn't to bad other time doing it with a Cherokee six with the nice big side door...

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