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    Default Bungee Cords

    What is a good tool for changing bungee cords on a PA-17 Vagabond? Found older threads here about Vagabond bungee cords.

    http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...e+cord+install

    Is lifting one main tire at a time by using a floor crane with nylon straps attached to motor mounts a good way to lift the Vagabond?

    Saw a information CD referred to here, would like to buy one of those.

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Hi Bill,

    I use a car scissor jack on a sturdy wooden box and place jack at the centre undercarriage attachment point. I use a small hardwood block to stop paint damage.
    This lifts the complete airplane so I tie down one wing (using concrete tie-down) so only one wheel comes up.
    Airplane is quite stable like this but I always place wooden blocks under the axle.

    I also know someone who fabricated some kind of fitting which allowed him to place jacks under the lower engine bearer attach bolts.

    TonyN

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    Default Re: Bungee Cords

    I have a set up that can do Vag bungees. I'm in central NY but if you ship me your struts and cords I can put them on for you. The challenge is the length that makes most tools unusable.
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    Default Re: Bungee Cords

    Quote Originally Posted by tnowak View Post
    Hi Bill,

    I use a car scissor jack on a sturdy wooden box and place jack at the centre undercarriage attachment point. I use a small hardwood block to stop paint damage.
    This lifts the complete airplane so I tie down one wing (using concrete tie-down) so only one wheel comes up.
    Airplane is quite stable like this but I always place wooden blocks under the axle.

    I also know someone who fabricated some kind of fitting which allowed him to place jacks under the lower engine bearer attach bolts.

    TonyN
    Tony, Appreciate the information. Will be working on this project next.

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Last edited by rideandfly; 04-13-2018 at 11:01 AM.

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    Default Re: Bungee Cords

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Green View Post
    I have a set up that can do Vag bungees. I'm in central NY but if you ship me your struts and cords I can put them on for you. The challenge is the length that makes most tools unusable.
    Frank,

    Sending PM,

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Last edited by rideandfly; 04-13-2018 at 08:18 AM.

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    Default Re: Vagabond bungees

    I have weighted one wing tie down and lifted by the engine mount close to the tubing cluster without issue. Merged your thread with another on the subject t with pictures and video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I have weighted one wing tie down and lifted by the engine mount close to the tubing cluster without issue. Merged your thread with another on the subject t with pictures and video.
    Steve,

    This is my next project. Appreciate the help!

    Bill

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