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lifting a plane

Postby fly dakota » Wed May 19, 2010 2:26 am

wondering about lifting rings that are on top of the plane if they have a formal name i have been googleing it but havent had any luck
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby ronjenx » Wed May 19, 2010 3:15 am

In the parts manual, it's called an "eyebolt", part of the "hoisting provision".
Which model 170 do you have?
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby fly dakota » Wed May 19, 2010 11:49 am

my plane is a 1950 170A #19603 w/180 ly :D
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby hungstart » Wed May 19, 2010 1:07 pm

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember that they were part of the floatplane option. If you saw one with the four eyebolts you knew that it had the floatplane option.
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby GAHorn » Wed May 19, 2010 1:36 pm

fly dakota wrote:my plane is a 1950 170A #19603 w/180 ly :D


It was not "part of" the floatplane kit, but was commonly chosen by floatplane operators from an option for all aircraft.

See page 122 of your C170A IPC:

Hoisting Provisions.JPG
click to ENLARGE "Hoisting Provisions" Pg 122 C170A IPC

(The same Hoisting Provisions were also optional for 170B aircraft, See pg 162 of that IPC.)
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby hungstart » Wed May 19, 2010 2:56 pm

durn, I've been spanked by George twice this morning. I better get off the computer and go to the airport and work on my plane. :oops:
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby GAHorn » Wed May 19, 2010 3:02 pm

hungstart wrote:durn, I've been spanked by George twice this morning. I better get off the computer and go to the airport and work on my plane. :oops:


HA Ha Ha! (I KNOW you're only joking... at least I HOPE no one thinks I'm so critical or mean-spirited.) No critcism intended. :P
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby canav8 » Wed May 19, 2010 3:26 pm

gahorn wrote:
hungstart wrote:durn, I've been spanked by George twice this morning. I better get off the computer and go to the airport and work on my plane. :oops:


HA Ha Ha! (I KNOW you're only joking... at least I HOPE no one thinks I'm so critical or mean-spirited.) No critcism intended. :P


George spanks everyone, that's his job, sad thing is he likes it. :wink: lol Doug
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby hilltop170 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:46 pm

If safely lifting the plane is the subject of this thread, hydraulic jacks are the best way. Two of them placed under the landing gearbox bolts jacked up together will positively lift the plane with no wobble or fear of damaging the plane due to swinging from an eyebolt or the jack slipping off of a springy gear leg. They won't work for installing floats but they will for just about every other reason to pick up the plane.

$180ea = cheap insurance to insure safe lifting.

http://aircraftjacks.com/

dba KHWMI Aircraft Jacks

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Re: lifting a plane

Postby fly dakota » Thu May 20, 2010 12:05 am

where would be the best place to find an IPC i dont have one or is there a web page a guy could find it thanx
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby N2255D » Thu May 20, 2010 2:07 am

fly dakota wrote:where would be the best place to find an IPC i dont have one or is there a web page a guy could find it thanx


on line at http://www.micro-tools.com/pdf/cessna/
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby Blue4 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:45 am

Does anyone have a reasonably-priced source for these eyebolts? I've heard they're exorbitant. In pilot-speak that means they cost WAYYYY too much.
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby ronjenx » Thu May 20, 2010 2:25 pm

Some interesting things about eyebolts:

http://www.hi-line.com/industrial-supplies/eye-bolts/
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Re: lifting a plane

Postby DWood » Thu May 20, 2010 10:39 pm

Now for some tongue in cheek humor

Forged eyebolt, 3/8 X 2-1/2 inch length: http://www.tractorsupply.com/home-impro ... n--3542221


Since these are from Tractor Supply Company, does that make them TSC'd in lieu of STC'd?

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Re: lifting a plane

Postby GAHorn » Fri May 21, 2010 3:36 pm

DWood wrote:Now for some tongue in cheek humor

Forged eyebolt, 3/8 X 2-1/2 inch length: http://www.tractorsupply.com/home-impro ... n--3542221


Since these are from Tractor Supply Company, does that make them TSC'd in lieu of STC'd?

Dan


DAN! You just envented a hole pneu port man too! :lol: :lol:
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