W&B jack ? change a flat tire ? Invention ?

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W&B jack ? change a flat tire ? Invention ?

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:26 am

Hey Guys ,
My little stands seem to be working great doing my W&B on either plane...
Then it hit me ... This could also lift as a "jack"... swap tires or even different sizes , maybe skis
The geometry has a wide range here , I back it off , no need to raise it higher.
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So... it's falling in the tool dept...not just a "one trick pony" ...
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In the beginning ....there were 5 bathroom scales ...
got me by... but they were crap.
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I looked at the problem a little different ...
These hanging scales are cheap and accurate.
All I needed to do was hang it...self leveling
and being sure that the wheel doesn't touch the frame ...( I extended them about 3" wider from the beginning )
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My little stands worked ...
But...I had to use a jack ...raise the axle ..hook up , zero the scale ,lower the jack ,take the jack to the other side ....repeat.
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I thought of my conversion then , just didn't have the time until now when I need to use it again .
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So...It works like a "chain binder "... it over cams and puts pressure to lock the handle to stay on it's own .(I'll still use some safety thing around it )
The height off the ground is easy to adjust with the different chain links
Mine is sloppy , but works very nice ...
notice the crossover , it acts like a stop from going too far .
Later a cable or small link chain would clean up the hillbilly look .
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I have had my Buttercup in the air with these same lifting frames ...
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Sometimes you just have to take the leap
and build your wings on the way down...
                Gotta Fly...
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Re: W&B jack ? change a flat tire ? Invention ?

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:30 am

mo pics...
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Sometimes you just have to take the leap
and build your wings on the way down...
                Gotta Fly...
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