Wing storage.

I found this on FB (Robin Ange), it is a great wing storage system that not only holds both wings, but all of the lift struts too.

The one pictured was built so it could be unbolted, and torn down to store or ship. Apparently this has been used many times to ship wings from the US to Germany.

 

Spar tip update

I worked on the Spar tip a little today, I got the drag wire attach point fitted and drilled. Cleco’s holding it for now, but I do need to drive some 5/16 rivets next. 

It’s finally mine!

My uncle bought this aircraft in 1983 using a notebook paper bill of sale. Then he never responded to the FAA requests to spend the $5.00 to update the registration.

Well 35 years later I’m trying to work with the FAA to get the aircraft registered to me.

We needed to engage a title company, I used ACME in OKC and they were great. I had to provide all the power of attorney and death certificate info.

After 4 months it’s finally registered!

FAA registry

Hangar storage

Storage

 

I added some small parts storage today at the Hangar. Another wonderful Harbor Frieght purchase for the total cost of $60! I now have 100 storage units for cheap!

The Red/Blue set have 30 units each (60 total). Each set was $19.95 so $40 total. 

The grey sets hold 20 units each, so 40 total. Each set costs $9.95 each. They are harbor Frieght cheap, but they do the job. 

Hangar Protection

I have a lot of tools, parts and equipment in my hangar. My hangar door has one of those good round locks that cant be cut. I thought I was protected. 

One of my hangar neighbors told me to get an alarm, because any other hangar door adjacent to my hangar could have a less secure lock on their door and the robbers will actually break through the tin walls into my hangar. 

First I looked at insurance, and its really not bad, $15,000 of coverage for about $500 annually. But that is only paying me AFTER they stole all my stuff. 

I wanted to discourage anyone breaking into my hangar in the first place. There is not any WiFi so I could not use a “Connected” solution, so I needed a more simple tool. 

I found these motion lights and alarm from Doberman Security on amazon 2 units for less than $30!

Doberman Security SE-0134A-2PK Motion Detector Light/Alarm Combo – 2 Pack (Silver/Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017M5TCHW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_j8EJBbYMJCWME

I installed one at the back of the hangar and one on the hangar door. When they sense motion, the light flashes for 7 seconds and then a 100db siren blares for 30 seconds. 

I’m very happy with this solution as a deterant. I would recommend these if you wanted to try them.