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TIE DOWN AND JACK FITTING ASSEMBLY FOR HELICOPTER

The present invention is an assembly (100) for use as a jack contact point and a secure tie-down location for a helicopter. The assembly includes a hollow waffled dome element (110) having support elements (116A, 116B, 116C, 116D, 116E, 116F) which form attachment openings or securing holes (118A, 118B, 118C) between the upper and lower rims of the dome element. A jack securing mechanism (130) is provided with a threaded screw region (132) which connects to a jack mounting region (134). The threaded screw region extends through a hole (122) in a planar top (120) of the dome element (110) so as to be secured to a planar region of a structurally suitable location on the helicopter. The jack mounting region is shaped to accommodate a jack used to raise the helicopter. The attachment openings (118A, 118B, 118C) are used to accommodate secure tie-down of the helicopter.
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Patent Number: 
US2014008494
Patent Issue Date: 
February 9, 2014
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(256) 876-3552
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