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Old 02-15-2018, 07:12 PM
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YUP, That top block is just screaming to dislodge under extreme pressure and turn your life into pure H***.
Mike & Larry;
You are both absolutely correct!
My wife (who has nothing to do with building aircraft) opened the garage door and the first words out of her mouth were, "back the car out of the garage and move that thing away from the airplane"!
Humbling for sure. I tore my setup down and stopped for the night. I tend to get task focused
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:15 PM
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This works, too, if you don't mind putting local vegetation to the test with ratchet straps:

That is awesome, gets me thinking about how big the trees are in my yard!
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:18 PM
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I used a set of heavy-duty ratchet straps to widen the support. They allowed me to spread the bar to about 26-1/4", which resulted in the desired final width of 24-3/8".

Don't pull on anything important, like the support beams in your hangar.
Thanks Buck, I now know I just wasn't spreading it far enough to retain some of the stretch. The rollbar would obviously make a decent spring too!
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:07 PM
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No dog in this hunt, but y'all be careful using stretchy stuff to pull with. Those straps might not cut like a cable, but the hardware could take a major chunk out of your skull. A chain hoist would be a lot safer...
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:17 PM
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That is awesome, gets me thinking about how big the trees are in my yard!
No one said it has to be your yard....
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:16 AM
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In Sept. 2012 I had to stretch also the windscreen support after welding two handhold (from stainless steel) to the bow.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...dzMnRnNTE4U0hB
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