Re: Removing Engine with Tail Off - Support Recommendations
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I chock the wheels, put a bottle jack at the back with a board/foam to spread the load, and also a jack at the front center, just behind the cowl to hold up the front. In my hangar I have a Come-Along that goes up to a structural beam in the hangar. To work on an accessory case item takes me about 30 min to have the engine pulled forward and gain access.
I think this will be the 7th or 8th time for me to take off the engine. My avionics guy needs to get to the alternator. In the past, it was a normal process and all I needed was the engine hoist. However, this time the tail is off so I am currently supporting the fuselage by resting it on a short table while the engine stand supports the front from tipping forward.