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Mike Edwards
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#1 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.



Kevin O'halloran
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#2 Posted: 4/20/2011 21:40:42

Mike

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 !!!

Kevin

 

 

 



Mike Edwards
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#3 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!

Mike



Kevin O'halloran
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#4 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.
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Gerald Voigt
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#5 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.
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