I met Mike at the airport tonight to pick up his wing cradle. Here’s a quick pic. Assembly still required.
I made a run to Harbor Freight earlier this week with two things in mind. A cart for working on the plane, and a mechanic’s 301 piece tool set. I know what you’re thinking… you bought a socket set at Harbor Freight?!?!?! Yes, yes I did. I did some research online and several sites did some testing, turns out the Pittsburgh hand tools from HF ranked just as good as Craftsman and Kobalt for a better price. More than that, the 301 piece tool kit was ranked as the best kit under $200 dollars in one article HF now also has a lifetime warranty on all hand tools, and since I’ve already got a binder for airplane receipts, I’m confident I’ll be able to save this receipt. Sears is in serious financial trouble, so who knows how much that warranty is worth?
I also got a few more clamps and a fatigue mat for where I’ll be standing. Finally I stopped at the dollar store for a ton of small baskets and tupperware bins for tool and part organization. All told I spent $12 bucks for about almost 40 small baskets.