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Adjustable Seven-Position Aircraft Jack Pad for Early Cessna 150, 172, 182
Or, any similar tricycle gear aircraft with flat spring steel landing gear.
Read the FAQ here.
There are plenty of non-adjustable jack pads on the market, but the problem is that you'll never know where on the gear the pad will slip onto.
Imagine my surprise when I bought a non-adjustable jack for my 150 and 172 and it didn't fit EITHER of them. Well, it did, but right where my foot step is located (on both planes) rendering the product useless. Worse, the taper of the product wasn't correct, so even if it DID slide onto the landing gear (which it didn't), you couldn't utilize all the mating surfaces anyhow. You know what I'm talking about. You probably bought one, hated it and that's what led you to my site.
What a waste of money that was. These goofy things are still for sale on eBay to this day.
So I have designed this adjustable jack pad that will allow you to place it on the gear leg with many more options. Near the wheel or near the fuselage, it doesn't matter!
For the uninitiated, you place this under your landing gear and bring a normal mechanic's floor jack up to the product. The landing gear will fit into the adjustable, tapered design and you'll be able to raise the plane in a safe, efficient manner.
Furthermore, since the adjustable side of the adapter can rotate, it doesn't matter what the taper is of your landing gear. The adapter will sit flush and create a perfect fit, every time.
The product is 3/16" solid steel, CNC machined and powder-coated. The included strip of rubber goes between the jack pad and your landing gear, in an attempt to help save your paint. The adapter is compatible with most tricycle aircraft having flat spring steel landing gear (Cessna 150, 172, 182, etc). This pad definitely works on flat-gear straight tail Cessnas since I've owned two of them.
Do NOT buy for tailwheel aircraft. Your TW gear sits at a steeper angle and this pad won't work. Unless you plan on fabricating a top plate to sandwich the gear between, don't buy this. It's not returnable.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: These don't look very stable.
A: The are, if you buy them for the aircraft they're designed for. Which is most early tricycle Cessna singles with the flat spring gear. They *may* fit other aircraft, but they're untested. I have sold hundreds of these, every last one made by me, and the only returns have been from the people who didn't read this page thoroughly. Don't buy them for taildraggers. At least not yet. I have a sandwich plate idea I'm working on which should increase compatibility.
Q: The piece that touches the floor
jack looks crooked and might slip.
Q: The adjustment holes look too close together and weak.
Q: Is your jack pad compatible with _________?
Q: This website looks sketchy as hell.
Q: What's the turnaround time on shipment?
Q: Can I buy these through Aircraft Spruce?
$10 CHEAPER UNFINISHED OPTION
If you absolutely do not care at all about how the jack pad looks, I can send it to you unpainted.
You will receive an ugly, dirty, greasy, bare metal jack pad that honestly looks horrible, but will work 100% the same as above.
I'm saving finishing work, you're saving $10.
It's on you to degrease and paint it yourself. Or, leave it bare metal with a sheen of WD40 protecting the steel.
Engraving and rental service not available
with the Unfinished model.
$45 RENTAL SERVICE!
For USA buyers only, if you need to use the jack pad just temporarily, take advantage of my rental service.
1. Pay the full price at
Want to keep it? It's all yours. Let me know you don't want to return it so I can take it out of rotation and your card will remain billed at full price.
30-Day Rental Service