Advice on Bungee's

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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby Bevan » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:21 am

Say,Jak, It looks like you're dressed for the North Pole, not South Carolina! How do you wire those panels with the gloves on?? 'see you when it warms up :-)
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby jak » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:51 am

4 layers on top 2 on bottom, no heat in the shop. Its between 35 and 40 in the shop all winter. The gloves are worn during bungee wrap to protect hands youre pulling pretty hard on that small cord. I wear them even in the summer for this. Jak
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby Johnny C! » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:51 pm

jjacky wrote:Wow...those South Carolina Gals not only have the looks but they got the muscles to boot! Great setup Jak....thanks for the photos...bird



Credit where it's due. She's from West Virginia! :D

She can cover an airframe to put anybody else's work
to shame, also.

Them are some good kids, Scott.

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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby ScottieB » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:49 pm

Thanks John. My kids have discovered that just because you don't know how to do something, that's no reason not to try. .....And with a little effort, an ordinary person can even build an airplane! They are the source of much pride for me.
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby jjacky » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:26 pm

Hey I finally got-em rapped. Here are some pics of a rig that made the process manageable. Just make sure the vise is clamped hard!...and, now that I look at it, some safety ropes wouldn't hurt either. Ingredients: 1 inch angle iron, two short lengths of 1 inch black pipe, 1/4 inch hardware and the important part: Popsicle stick shims. If you want to barrow it let me know and I'll mail it to you...bird
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby jak » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:46 pm

Did you put the safety cables on before you wraped. Jak
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby Ewalk02 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:11 pm

I can see them on there....that would have been pretty frustrating though huh.
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby jjacky » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:18 pm

Yup the safety cables are in there...and just to clarify I made them 9 inches long but the loops are 2 inches deep (as opposed to build manuals spec of 1.5). This allows them to hug the center line....bird
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby taildrgfun » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:50 am

I lift up the wing untill there is no weight on the tire, put on a good fitting pair of leather gloves, lay on the ground and just do it. I don't think it's that hard, but like Troy say's, put your purse down first. :mrgreen:
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby GDS » Sat May 07, 2011 5:19 pm

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Hope this photo works. We put down our purses and bolted the long end of the structure in the hitch receiver of a truck and then wrapped the bungees by hand. Pictured is Joe Hall and I, Joe can figure out how to do anything and he's the only 70-something guy I know with a six pack.
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby GDS » Sat May 07, 2011 5:20 pm

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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby cap2011 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:46 pm

Don't know why you just don't do a re-work to the shock struts make them the same size as the piper j-3 cub.... order the shock rings and be done with this raping business for once and for all.... for the little bit of money for the shock rings your airplane will be safer than with the rap shock cords. I know if I invested 60,000 or more into my plane it wouldn't have rap cord around it.
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby Johnny C! » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:26 pm

cap2011 wrote:Don't know why you just don't do a re-work to the shock struts make them the same size as the piper j-3 cub.... order the shock rings and be done with this raping business for once and for all.... for the little bit of money for the shock rings your airplane will be safer than with the rap shock cords. I know if I invested 60,000 or more into my plane it wouldn't have rap cord around it.


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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby cap2011 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:05 pm

I don't have one... I just work on them from time to time.... retired AME
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Re: Advice on Bungee's

Postby Tralika » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:34 pm

I just did my bungee wrap. Since I didn't have a fancy clamp to hold the strut I used a Field Expedient method by bolting one end of the strut to my garage door track and the other end to a 2x6 on the floor. By standing on the 2x6 I was able to pull up using my legs as well as my arms. That was especially important on the final wrap slipping the eye over the top horn. I zip tied the safety cable in place to keep it in position while I did the wrapping, then cut off the zip tie when I was done. I worked up a sweat doing it but is wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
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