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I've read here a number of times people asking how they can jack up their airplane to change tires or brakes. I've found a jack that works great!
Check out the video review on my new Kitplane Adventures YouTube channel!
Hi Mark, great research and workmanship, as usual.
I've experienced 2 punctures at almost deserted bush strips and I was by myself. It's impossible to lift a Zenith and stick a prop under by yourself. After scrabbling around for a car jack, this was how I got out of it - not satisfactory:
A carry on-board jacking solution + spare tube/puncture repair kit is now part of my baggage. Here's the lightest (350gm) jack design that I came up with - strictly for emergency use. A few other photos are in the pdf link here.
Thanks for all your posts, regards John:
Wow that is an awesome little jack! I suppose for the back country that would be a necessary thing to carry. Very creative! Thanks for sharing that-I may have to build something like that.
Very innovative. And hmm, I wonder if it could be built to also serve as a wheel chock?