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Offline vdecoster

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Jacking a Long-EZ
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:30:29 AM »
Here's a simple way to raise a EZ to remove a wheel, took 3 2x4 and 1x4 blocks. I've heard everyone talking about how easy this but never a picture. Be careful to not place the blocks under the breaks. This really was easy! Other options, include pics.
Vaughn

Long-EZ N160RG "Old Blue"
Evansville, IN (KEHR)
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Re: Jacking a Long-EZ
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 08:45:34 AM »
The board that actually touches the gear leg is the only board that must be fairly long.
(that is the one that runs vertically in the picture)    ???

If it happens to be something like 12 feet long, you do not need a weight at the end.
(the end AWAY from the airplane)   ;)

If you don't have a board that long, you need an old battery or something heavy to
sit on the end and a couple of small blocks under each end of the weight.    :-\

Be careful; the weight might fall off.    :(

Bruce Hughes   :)

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Re: Jacking a Long-EZ
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 08:50:51 AM »
The "lifting board" (arm, longest) was 4 ft, what I had in the hanger, longer would have been better. Once lifted, I placed other 2x4s (3 and 1 1x4) to hold the wheel elevated. ;D
Vaughn

Long-EZ N160RG "Old Blue"
Evansville, IN (KEHR)
EAA Chapter #21