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Thread: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

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    Default Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    As I was prepping for my upcoming trip to WA I began thinking; "What tools should a SWP owner bring on long trips"?

    I guess I haven't thought of it much yet but other than the basics (screwdrivers & small socket set) what would you guys say should be in your long cross country tool kit?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    I always have a small bag of misc screws, PK and machine screws like whatever you have
    holding panels, what ever you use to pull a wheel, Spare tailwheel tire (mine is already mounted and ready to swap), a couple combination wrenches that will tighten magneto nuts, one or two good spare sparkplugs, sparkplug socket and handle, small crescent wrench to remove spark plug wires and other small items. I might be set up for overkill, but in 25 years I have had the need for these things at least once.

    Like Stephen, I also carry these "inspection cover, safety wire and duct tape" I should probably add an extra fuel cap to my list. Thanks Stephen
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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    I carry an extra fuel cap, inspection cover, safety wire and duct tape
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    I park next to Stephen.

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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertC View Post
    I park next to Stephen.
    That's only when you fly your Cub.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Iím in between Stephen and Andy, although I think I gave away the spare inspection panel. t wasnít even painted. Might need to spend a few dollars on a spare fuel cap.


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    Never fly without a letherman on my belt. In the cargo compartment, tie down kit, qt. oil, 2 spark plugs and socket, windshield maintenance stuff. I am considering a survival kit but haven't decided on which one.
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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    Getting ready to Ferry my SW out of Alaska.... Have spare tailwheel and main plus tubes for each, inspection cover, gas cap, fuses, spark plugs, duct tape, electrical tape, safety wire. Tool kit to change all of the above. This is in addition to: claw tie-down, wheel chocks, a few quarts of oil, windshield cleaning stuff, camping/survival gear.

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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    Here is what I put together a while back.
    Gear Wrench socket set with screw driver bits. I removed the metric sockets except for the 10mm which fits my SBJ16 battery. I custom made a spark plug socket/lead wrench by welding a spark plug socket to a 3/4" combination socket/wrench.
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    Default Re: Traveling Took Kit: What do you do?

    There was a similar thread on the Supercub site a few years ago. After review, I was able to pare down my "lives in the plane" tools considerably, fitting into a small document bag such as pictured above. The most important tool is a slot on the bag with a clear cover for Steve Pierce's business card....

    Thanks. cubscout

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