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    Default Lifting eyes on top of fuselage

    Does anybody have any pics of lifting eyes for top of fuselage. I want to put them on for swapping back and forth from floats, wheels, skis. I thought of puting a twist in some .125 thick plate and attaching to the wing attach points. Would I need to do this for both fwd and aft wing attach points or is there a better way. Thnx

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    Default Re: Lifting eyes on top of fuselage

    Photo on 2012-02-15 at 16.09.jpg

    PJ,

    I use FA Doge's they are .125 stainless with a 90 deg twist.

    I have the two on the front spar but I have another set that I will be installing on the rear the vary next time I remove the upper wing root fairing. Even with the nose gear and prop on she is vary tail heavy and it is a problem at times.

    I have made 1/8 cable loops for tight fitting T-crates where there is no space to install the lifting eyes. That is how I acquired the second set of lifting eyes.

    Rocket

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    Default Re: Lifting eyes on top of fuselage

    Which end of the wing attach bolt to these fit (longer bolt I presume?)
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    Default Re: Lifting eyes on top of fuselage

    They actually go on the head side of first bolt on the wing attach block of the front spar not the wing attach bolt.

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    Default Re: Lifting eyes on top of fuselage

    I like to place them on the aft face of the block Steve mentioned just to get it as far aft as posable. It is lifting forward of the CG and it helps to remove all the baggage and everything else one might keep stored back there. Also, the less fuel the better. I can not wait to install the second set of lifting eyes because it is going to make the whole process that much easier.

    BTW, cutting out the hole for those lifting eyes is a bit of a mind twister. Make a template out of cardboard using existing screw holes to align everthing before you start cutting. The first hole I ever did for one of these was embarrassingly malformed...yep, it was on my baby.


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    Thanks, just the info I was looking for. Rocket, where will you install the second set?

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    Default Re: Lifting eyes on top of fuselage

    Aft set of lifting eyes will go on hinge fitting bolt as there are no other bolts in the area.



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