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    Lifting Eyes for J-3 Cub

    HI Folks,

    Does anyone know where I can find Lifting eyes for a J-3??? Thought Atlee Dodge would have them for sure, but they have only for supercub. It is a Certified airplane so looking for PMA types. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Mark

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    Call Browns SPB and ask what they do

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    I have helped others use a soft strap or rope around each spar under the front upper wing fairings tied to a spreader bar. FAA PMA'd parts of course.

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    Lifted mine (carefully) by the base of the engine mount. A number of times. Be careful and it works.

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    wonder how that would work? on a j3 the front spars attach in the middle.

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    #3 worked on my PA-11 until we got a FA for permanent lift eyes. Metal spars on that one tho. Under the wing roots live the exposed spars. Wrap once all around so they can't slide and up she goes. Motor mounts work if the tail can be maneuvered during the lift.

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    Burl aircraft in AK makes one for the J3 that mounts where spars join. It's one piece and 4 bolt holes with lifting eye. That's the one.


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    SOMEONE explain why a lifting eye needs a field approval or PMA, etc?

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    For lifting eyes that go under an inboard spar/fuselage fastener component N/A I assume...like Piper, Taylorcraft, Champ. For my PA-11 the FA was for AD's Piper outboard tie down bracket installed on the spar at the wing root pointing up. Could have put two lift eyes at the center spar/fuselage connection I guess but it wasn't my job.

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    Atlee Dodge lifting eys don't have a PMA. http://www.fadodge.com/lifting-eyes/
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    Hi Gary,

    Rope and Strap has always worked for me, but when I bought my floats from a guy with lifting eyes on his J-3, I had to have them.......he was the third owner and didn't know where they came from....

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    I'll give Burl a call.....Thanks for the info.....I have metal spars on mine.

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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for pointing that out......Maybe I need to understand better PMA and FA. I bought weld on float fittings from Atlee and they PMA'd. The PMA for the lifting eyes was an Assumption!!!

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    Welding on structure constitutes a major repair/modification. Installing a steel tab with a bolt does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazzi View Post
    I bought weld on float fittings from Atlee and they PMA'd.

    Mark
    The PMA only means that the parts are approved as designed and authorized to be manufactured. It Does not authorize the installation on any airplane.
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ID:	45972This is what it looks like from burls make sure you check the measurement of where your spars connect in the center the one they sent me was 2.5 inches center to center. It didn’t work on my experimental cub I ended up just making one myself.

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    I hadnt seen Burls J3 tab. nice! He makes nice stuff.

    Have been using a strap around the spar junction after removing a fairing for years.

    Eyes off metal spars like a SuperCub would be very nice and more stable than a “centerline” pull

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