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Re: lifting a plane

Postby hilltop170 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:20 am

Float guys usually install 4 lifting eyes, 2 front spar, 2 rear spar, for better balance and more stability while the plane is several feet in the air for float change-outs but if you are just going to hoist the 170 to work on tires/wheels/main gear, the plane hangs nicely from the two front eyes.

C-170A suspended from 2 lifting eyes
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