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  • Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

    Mirroring Terry's post, our Taylorcraft and Monocoupe have been sharing the hangar for the past 15 months and I must say have been getting along fine as long as I position the T in the dominant position.

    They match fair in speed if I slow the Coupe down a bit.
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    Ted G.
    Taylorcraft 95178
    Monocoupe 19423

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    Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

    Ted.

    Nice set up and Monocoupe.

    Can you share your set up on getting the Taylorcraft up on what it looks to be a motorcicle shop stand?

    thanks.

    Ralph

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    • #3
      Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

      2000# capacity scooter lift.
      Scrounged up some steel, mixed in a welder and went at it.
      It all worked out really well.
      Ted
      Attached Files
      Ted G.
      Taylorcraft 95178
      Monocoupe 19423

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      • #4
        Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

        That is SO COOL!!!! We get occasional flooding here and were thinking of putting the lift rings on the "T" to hoist it up when the water rises and there is no time to bug out, but this is MUCH better and easier to use.
        You need to get more photos of the details! I need to steal this idea.

        Hank

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        • #5
          Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

          Hank, I misstated on the capacity of the lift. 1500# not 2000#.
          The lift takes 90psi and about 30 gallons of air. Air over hydrolic. About 1 minute for full extension and 30 seconds for retraction.
          Very nice for cleaning her belly!

          Ted
          Attached Files
          Ted G.
          Taylorcraft 95178
          Monocoupe 19423

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          • #6
            Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

            Man, I WANT one of these! I would add some wide arms from the base to prevent tipping sideways (we get some "interesting" wind gusts in the hangar door!) and maybe a safety support arm to drop down for the tail.

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            • #7
              Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

              Nah Hank, you'd probably lag the lift to the floor to keep it from tipping. I hate tripping on steel.
              I do think that you might use the "small wheel end" tripod support more than I do. That really make the ship solid!
              This thing could only be used inside. Lifting a plane on something like this outside would be INSANE on any day.

              Ted
              Ted G.
              Taylorcraft 95178
              Monocoupe 19423

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              • #8
                Re: Hangar Mates: Our Taylorcraft and 1938 Monocoupe 90A

                That is a really great looking lift and would be nice to have when needed for a second aircraft in a one aircraft hangar, was it expensive ? If I had one like that I would probably not rely only on the butt weld for the long extension to the tail but bolt it to the plate as well. Thanks for posting.

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