Jim Meade Posted June 3, 2012 Report Share Posted June 3, 2012 For reasons that are not important, I want to be able to raise the nose of my CTSW in the air without a support under the nose wheel or fuselage. The mains would be on the ground. We've all seen airplanes where the tail is held down by resting the rear of the empannage on a support and weighing down the horizontal stabilizer with sand bads, shot, etc. I'm not interested in that approach for a number of reasons. I'm wondering if anyone has held the nose up by using the tail tie-down strap and fastening it to a heavy weight. We see that done in airplane shops often. Usually a large iron or cement block, often on casters, with a ring in the top which is fastened to the tie-down ring on the airplane. I'm thinking of the same idea using the tie down strap. Anyone see it done? About how much weight would it take to provide a safe margin? Assume everything is still on the front. For that matter, assume near full fuel. It will be in a hanger where wind will not bother it. Of course, the tie-down strap connection/chain would have to hold the weight, but I can figure that part out. Of course, I can do some trial and error, but thought maybe someone has done/seen this and has first hand knowledge of the weight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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