Dummy wing tubes were covered with 'pool noodle' padding and they rest in the Wing Tube Support Brackets. Then, instead of using the supplied rubber straps, Steve used a small bungee to hold the wing tube in the bracket and secure the forward section of the airplane. The pool noodles also keep the sides of the fuse from touching the Wing Tube Support brackets.
The Gear Jacks are mounted on Gladiator Gear Track so they can be repositioned easily when needed. Two Joining Plates
are used to lock the sections of Gear Track together.
The Wing Tube Support Brackets are set a different heights to get the wheels of each plane off the ground. The stock 6" lifting tubes were long enough for both.
Saving for gear jacks for Carden CAP-232
Love the gear jacks
Michael was using Gear Legs for his planes but has changed over to Gear Jacks because they're more adjustable and fit better. For this plane he opted for Wing Tube supports.
Closeup of Gear Jack Wing Tube Support.
Very clean setup. Note the angle of the lifting tubes. This lets the Strut Supports to reach down low on the struts for this small plane but then swing up higher and wider for a larger one.
All jacked up and ready to go.
Greg attches his Gear Jacks to plywood platforms that slide into his trailer on a shelf. This makes it easy super to load and unload the plane.
This set up includes a pair of Fuselage Support Assemblies
on either side of the wing root. A Soft Strap
goes over the fuse and is fixed to the Fuse Supports using the adhesive Velcro squares that are included with the Soft Straps.
Hi Ray, I bought one of your plane support systems down at Joe Nall. I installed it in my trailer at Nall and it made a 9 hour trip home with no issues. I'm very happy with it.
Getting ready for Joe Nall !
Made it without a problem.