|Someday you’ll need to jack up your aircraft to install new tires, clean & grease wheel bearings, or fix a flat. This nifty jack stand is safer than using an engine hoist or the wing tie down location. Requires a modification to the axle nuts (about 1 hour). Kit includes the axle jack arm, axle nut modification hardware, & directions to modify the nuts. For hollow axles (Wittman style) Gear only. Uses automotive bottle jack. Jack not included. Not for RV-8s. For RV Gear Legs with Hole in Axle.|
Per the vendor: The tube of the #561-1 jack stand is 12" long x 7/8" diameter with an inside hole of 1/2" (wall thickness of the tube is 3/16"); the end of the tube that goes inside the axle is turned down to .560" diameter x 3-1/2" long (this slides inside the axle). The jack stand is designed for the RV kit aircraft which has a 7/8" (.875" hole drilled in the axle). I'm not sure of the GlaStar axle hole size, but it should be about the same. Best bet would be to measure the hole in the GlaStar axle to be sure of the size.
Per the manufacturer: once the aircraft is jacked up and off the ground, the axle nut can be removed and the wheel assembly slides on to the tube. You can then lower the axle on to some wood blocks to secure the aircraft, and then take the wheel assembly off and do the necessary maintenance.
This product weighs approx 4.14 lbs.
Yes, this will work on the RV9, just not the RV8.