Wing X Install – Part 3…March 2, 2016
Orig published over on BCP.org March 2015… This article is for entertainment only and is NOT an approved or instructional material. Consult the proper installation documents for reference.
Next on the agenda is to get the strut out of the way so you can gain access to the Sta 100 lower rivets.
I use a Genie Superlift as it is perfect. Its manual crank allows for very small adjustments and its fork is just wide enough to lay a small cradle on and grab the outboard wing. It is also perfect for lifting the TW to get A/C into flight attitude for weighing, fuel calibration, or whatever… Once you have the bolt loose, releave the tension and drive out the bolt with a brass drift. It’s tough to get a hammer on the drift, so if you can’t get the bolt totally out, careful not to cheat and ease it out with a ratchet… This will gall the inside of the fork and weaken it.
It’s a bit freaky, but crank the wing up just enough to let the strut end drop out. With the strut free, lower it just enough to gain access to the rivet line.