Re: Garage lift
I've been talking to an engineer mate about the same issue for my Dragon - which weighs a fair bit more. We are drawing up a permanent structure, using two steel H beams.
I wouldn't want to be swinging a ton+ off what you've shown there... and even with two, if "something" happens and it swings the weight onto one of those, you are well over capacity. Better to be the other way and have any individual component able to take more than what you will be lifting.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem
I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"