Posted: 4/20/2011 18:13:25
Question for Kevin O'Halloran (I'm confident he'll pick up on this thread title!):
How big are the boards you make to put under the wheels of your Bonanza? What do you make them out of? I suspect plywood since it's stronger in all directions. I made some out of 1x8s one year and all three split down the middle.
Posted: 4/20/2011 21:40:42
I make mine out of 1/8 inch aluminum diamond plate---12 "x 24"
You can make them out of 3/4 inch plywood--bevel the edges to make it easier to roll the plane up on them.
If you come by cordell--will give you a set for $30.00 --and NO I will not bring them to Oshkosh--My little beechcraft is already over gross as it is !!!
Posted: 4/22/2011 18:12:26
Thanks for your generous offer, Kevin. [I just checked material prices, and yours IS a generous offer!]
As much as I'd like a day's flight over to Cordell, I think I'd better have the fun of building my own. Just one more question: Do you reinforce the aluminum sheets at all, or put a stop at one end?
Thanks for your help. And thanks for all you do to help folks go to and enjoy Oshkosh!
Posted: 4/25/2011 16:45:33
no extra support. Have aluminum angles that I use for stops. The plate and stops have holes drilled in them that I secure with tent stakes. Last year after the Oshkosh "flood", had no problem getting out of my tie down spot.
Posted: 6/20/2011 12:10:18
Kevin O'halloran wrote:
If you come by cordell--will give you a set for $30.00
Please replace "give" with "sell". LOL Unless the author meant he would in fact give you a set and you get to save $30.