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    Default Wanted - Wing Rotator

    Just throwing this out there, Looking for a wing rotator to buy or borrow in the mid-Atlantic area. Don't "need" it but would make life easier. If you have one that is not being used, PM me.

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    I created mine by making attachments to my engine stand for the inboard end of the wing. The stand bolted to the wing attachment holes. For the out board I made a small wooden stand on swivel wheels.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    I created mine by making attachments to my engine stand for the inboard end of the wing. The stand bolted to the wing attachment holes. For the out board I made a small wooden stand on swivel wheels.
    Yeah, Iíve been thinking of doing something like that. Just figured if someone close had one sitting in the corner and wanted to get rid of it, or loan/rent it, it would be easier. As it is, Iím not really planning on doing more than this set of wings, but who knows what the future will bring!


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    My modification took an afternoon. It was not a work of art as I have no plans at this time to do another wing. But, a rotator does make the project much easier, especially, if you are working by yourself.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    The Short Wing Piper Club library had one to loan. It knocks down for shipping. See picture. I had a local steel fabricator roll two hoops like that. Mine is one piece. I use the fuselage rotator on the wing root attach fitting like Stephen. Steve made one that attaches the at the wing tip brackets as Piper did it. It easier to use his as the hoop does not get in the way when spraying.
    https://www.shortwingpiperclub.org/t...-rotator-tool/

    7DCBAA9A-5A27-4AFB-9C99-93C5D1C221C1.jpegI believe it knocks down fo shipping.
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    I was wondering why the wing cover drawing shows grommets out at the tip over the brackets. I suspected it was for a system to hold it while doing the cover work.


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    Default Re: Wanted - Wing Rotator

    Here is my cheaply made wing rotator, the engine mount side is in the shadows.

    SP May 001.jpg
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    Iím thinking of building something similar. The HF engine stands are cheap enough, just weld an extension on it, and make a cross bar for the root and another for the tip. Iíve got one already, and with the coupon there only about $30 as I recall.


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    I was able to bolt on a bracket without welding. It worked great and I still have an engine stand.....which I hope not to use again.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Default Re: Wanted - Wing Rotator

    I'm done with my rotator and it's up for grabs. 10hrs one way drive might be a little much though.

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