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    Airplane lift

    Always welcome!
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    Airplane lift

    I'm not at my home computer, so no pics of mine, but the type can be seen here: High performance Light Sport Aircraft and Amateur Built Aircraft – Designed and Built in the USA It's a tricycle gear.
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    Airplane lift

    Oh, and the ceiling, no. My hanger is a wooden structure. It's 41'X31', but it's built like a house, not a steel hanger.
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    Airplane lift

    I don't think the engine hoist style lift would be a good solution for me. It is heavier and more costly. I'll probably go the rolling cart approach and modify it to suit my needs, or just grab some 3" square steel tubing I have on hand and build a totally custom approach. Whichever it ends...
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    Airplane lift

    Paul: I like that idea! I'll go that route if I do this. I want to keep the plane level when elevated for two reasons. First, fuel tanks, second it makes it easy to work on wheelpants and other stuff if they're 2.5-3 feet off the ground. Would be nice to not lay on my back when working on...
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    Airplane lift

    Paul: Yes, indeed! That's what I meant by modifying the frame to allow some 1/4" safety pins to lock the thing in extension. The car lift is neat, but looks like it might be MUCH heavier. I would need to roll this thing under the plane, and easily reposition the device when not in use. But...
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    Airplane lift

    Okay, color me a bit crazy, but I'm curious what others think of this idea. I've looked at lift-a-plane and similar, and it seems massive overkill for what I need. My 2 seater composite weighs just barely 1000 pounds with full fuel in the tanks, and nothing else in it. I need to lift it 2...
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    Best priced GPS for the money?

    I'm one of the AdventurePilot company founders. The iFly was the result of me and my partner always writing our own moving maps because nothing did EXACTLY what we wanted. I'm based at F69, near Dallas, Tx. If you're anywhere near there, please email bill@gdsx.com and drop by. I'll let you...
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    Compressed layup versus vacuum bagged layup

    Norman and Billski, thanks! That explained it. It didn't matter for this particular application, but now I know not to do that for something I want to keep.
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    Compressed layup versus vacuum bagged layup

    Nope, just let the epoxy soak out of the peel ply into the paper towels.
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    Compressed layup versus vacuum bagged layup

    I recently needed some firmed up foam for some modifications I was doing to my wingtips. Once the shaping was done, I would be ripping the foam out of the tip and glassing the inside, so I had no need for structural quality foam, I just needed it to stay stiff enough to let me shape it. I have...
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