Posted: 6/18/2011 16:54:58
Good day to all!
Sure could use some directions, or suggestions on this issue at hand. I need to replace the bungees on my Starduster, but don't have access to a bungee tool to get er' done! From what I have discovered the Starduster cannot use just any bungee tool out there (don't know that as being 100% sure). If there are any of you that know where I may be able to acquire one, please, send me a message. Or, even if someone has drawings to make one, will work for me. I tried going to the "Biplaneforum" site to address this question, but it doesn't register right for some reason (operator error probably - something about a "forum administrator error" comes up). Anyway... hope someone could shed some light on this "dilemma".
Posted: 6/19/2011 10:26:47
Well , I'm not registered there either, but was able to find a forum post with descriptions and drawing of the toolI think your talking about.. http://www.biplaneforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4093&PID=31437
Posted: 6/23/2011 21:48:54
At one time, Wag-Aero sold a tool about like the picture of the one on the Biplaneforums site. It needed a lot of beefing up to be able to use it properly. i don't know if they sell it anymore though. This installation is a lot like the one on the PA-12 Super Cruiser. We used to use a bumper jack from about a 62 model Buick to install the shock cords on that airplane. It probably wasn't the safest way to do it, but it did work. I'm guessing at the year of the Buick. Its been a very long time ago when we did it.
Posted: 6/23/2011 23:18:30
I have a tool similar to this one ( https://secure.steenaero.com/Store/site/product.cfm?id=4290BDB8-102E-BB20-18DDF6C268AB1D0F ).
I don't know if this will work on your bungees. I use it on my Aviat Husky.
Posted: 6/24/2011 02:16:37
I appreciate the replies and the suggestions given. My thanks to each of you! I did check out those drawings on the forum page, and too have concluded that they are very, very similar to what Mr. Barber has mentioned that he has on hand. After going to the web site you mentioned Mr. Barber, I sure would like some more info pertaining to the possibility of "renting" one of the tools from you! That's what I was hoping to accomplish in this short window I have to work with. How do you go about the process of renting them, and what constitutes "a reasonable amount of time" in having one rented out? Thanks again!!!