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Old 06-29-2017, 04:07 PM
NYTOM NYTOM is offline
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Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Thumbs up JackPoints for the most popular kit plane in the world.

Received today the very first delivered set of JackPoints for my 6A. They look like something that was designed for the Space Shuttle. Absolutely beautiful.
You could wear these on a chain around you neck and be in fashion.
Changing a tire is never going to be a challenge. Workmanship and quality is outstanding.
Tom Norwood
Classic "Short Tail Six" A Model N822PM (Res)
98% done, 94% to go! Oh so close!
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:05 PM
donwmack donwmack is offline
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Location: Illinois
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Who makes them?
Don Mack
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:55 PM
Jerry Kinman Jerry Kinman is offline
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Location: Fort Worth area
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Default Round Gear Jackpoints

I just received a pair of Donnie Eccker's clever designs today and they are truly a work of art. They are precision machined aluminum alloy gadgets that bolt to the original bolt pattern that the brake calipers and gear fairing brackets attach to and remain there permanently. When needed you insert a small "arm" machined to the same precision with a common AN3 bolt and it provides a sturdy jack pad for a floor jack or a scissors jack.

I plan to install them on my newly acquired RV-9A project tomorrow.

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Jerry Kinman, VAF 170
Keller, TX (T67)
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:18 AM
Fly2KiteSurf Fly2KiteSurf is offline
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Location: Grass Roots Airpark 06FD (central Florida)
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Default Photo?


Any chance you could post a photo.....or link?

Sean Reynolds

Past: purchased RV-3 project, restored, flew for 18 months, sold
Present: purchased flying RV7, building RV-14 quick build
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:16 AM
Avengerboss Avengerboss is offline
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Location: Ramona, Calif.
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Default Jackpoint photos

anyone wanting photos just email me at .
Im not good at attaching photos on VAF..
Finished and flying our RV 8 and 10
cool: sold the 8, looking for another now!!OH OH?? got another one!!
Built: 7,two 8's ,8A, two 9As,10,12, RANS S7
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Dues paid, And an ADD
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:56 AM
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pazmanyflyer pazmanyflyer is offline
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Originally Posted by Avengerboss View Post
anyone wanting photos just email me at . I'm not good at attaching photos on VAF..
Here are pictures for those interested.

Round Gear image 1

Round Gear image 2

Round Gear image 3
Carlos in Arizona
EAA Chapter 538 President,
Wittman Tailwind W8 N53CH (built & sold)
Pazmany PL-1 N2029 (bought & sold)
RV7 - N537TC (reserved & building)
Emp, Wings & Fuse done - working on FWF

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Old 07-05-2017, 02:21 PM
David Bell David Bell is offline
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Location: Broussard Louisiana
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Correct me if I'm wrong. Looking at these photos, this jack pad installation would work best while the aircraft is in the build phase. Without the jack pad in hand, it appears modifications to wheel pants would be necessary on a flying RV-7 and possibly other models. I really like the jack pad, however I don't want to modify my beautiful wheel-pants. Has anyone mounted one on a flying aircraft with Van's wheel-pants?
David Bell
Broussard, Louisiana
Flying RV-7 N711RT
Sold RV-4 N22755
Awesome 4/7years
Based: KLFT
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:58 PM
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gyoung gyoung is offline
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Location: Spring, TX
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The jacking arm goes on once the pant has been removed. The rest of the pad should fit nicely under the wheel pant.

1950 Navion - flying
RV-6 - 15 yrs and 96.3% done
3.5 L-2 projects on deck
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:59 PM
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Has anyone tested it on a flat tire?
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