What's the best way to lift the nosewheel on a 172 to replace the tire or work on the strut?
I have a heavy concrete block with a ratcheting tiedown strap attached. My plan was to hook the strap to the tail tiedown and ratchet it down to lift the nose.
Is that an acceptable way to accomplish this? It seems better than placing sandbags on the stabilizer. My concern would be, if the tail tiedown and supporting tail structure can handle the stress.
Ignore my last post.
You will find many articles on both the 172 and 182 by clicking on the "Cessna Models" heading at the top of the Cessna Flyer website. Then you'll bet a smorgasbord of articles by selecting the 172 or 182.
I recently sold my Cessna 150D and I'm shopping for the next flyer.
Seeing that the market is very tight and prices really high, I'm considering an older 172 or 182, depending on price and condition.
I would like to research idiosyncrasies of different versions of Cessnas 182.. What to pay special attention to. Obviously, I'm looking for guidance above and beyond of regular airframe and engine condition.
Are there any references for this kind of information?
BTW, I'm currently reading The Skylane Companion by Richard A. Coffey. Excellent book!