Transport jury struts

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Transport jury struts

Postby DaveU » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:47 am

I do not know exactly who told me this, but I believe it was Jamie S. when he was still at Just.  

ON the forward horizontal attache bolt, that everyone will have soon, install a tab just like the flying wire tabs.  There is a corresponding tab on the rear lift strut bracket for the other end of the transport strut.  I bought a piece of 1/2" tubing, 3 feet long out of the hobby metal rack at Ace Hardware.  I bought 4 -  5/16" fine thread bolts (length was about 2 1/2")  I welded the head of the bolts onto the tubing so that I had a finished length (from the end of the threads on one end to the end of the threads on the other) of 19 3/8".  The clevis ends that came on the brake cylinders thread right onto the fine thread bolts and there you have the transport strut.  photo attached.

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Postby alan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:21 am

Wow, nice Dave.

I took a piece of EMT, squished the ends in my vice, drilled a 3/16" hole in them, and attached with a clevis pin on each end. Mine are simpler, but yours are much classier.

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Folded Wing Support Struts

Postby Wes » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:03 pm

I was wondering how to make those struts and what to do with those left over brake pieces, now I'm ready.
Mind if I plagerize?

Nice job!

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more stability

Postby pdeinin » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:26 pm

This information was very useful.  Would it provide more stability the wings if there was an arm between the two support struts that  would anchor them against flexing?
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