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    make your parking boards

    its very dry at Oshkosh now--but if it rains--can be hell getting your bird out of its parking spot if the tires sink into the ground--picture below is a parking board that a homebuilder can easily make--3/4 inch plywood 10x18 with a bevel on one end.
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    I think mine are 1/2" or 3/8" - no bevel. They end up slightly banana shaped at the end of the week, but they do make the airplane easy to move.

    This could be a good project for the composite guys - design and build a really light, neato set of parking boards...

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    below is a parking board that is good for all you spam can drivers
    1/8 inch diamond plate 10 x 18--note that the wheel block has holes in it so you can hold it down with tent stakes
    Kevin
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    AND for all the flying clorox bottle pilots (cirrus and plastic kit planes)
    can be bought at Home depot and Lowes
    plastic down spout splash guard--runs around $7.00 each
    Kevin

    Last edited by Kevin O'Halloran; 07-01-2012 at 02:55 PM.

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    Those are pretty spiffy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Halloran View Post
    ...plastic down spout splash guard
    Now THAT'S ingenious!
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    Kevin,

    Here did you find that 10x18 diamond plate? Everywhere I call will only sell it in 4'x8' sheets ( for $180.00) and they won't cut them....

    Jordan

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    I know you can get some smaller pieces of diamond plating at Lowes and Home Depot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkyplr18 View Post
    Kevin,

    Here did you find that 10x18 diamond plate? Everywhere I call will only sell it in 4'x8' sheets ( for $180.00) and they won't cut them....

    Jordan
    A local firm that makes trailers has it--its scrap--he cuts it to size for me and only charges $25.00 for 3 plates
    I've gotten several sets for the pilots in B2OSH ( Bonanzas)
    where in Oklahoma do you live---leaving at noon for OSHKOSH !!!!!!
    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Halloran View Post
    A local firm that makes trailers has it--its scrap--he cuts it to size for me and only charges $25.00 for 3 plates
    I've gotten several sets for the pilots in B2OSH ( Bonanzas)
    where in Oklahoma do you live---leaving at noon for OSHKOSH !!!!!!
    Kevin
    Hey Kevin,

    I am down in Ardmore. Leaving Friday at 5am !

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