Saturday June 4th, 2005|
Removeable Baggage Floors/Seat Pans; Ready For Primer
I've really been mulling weather or not to make my baggage floors and seat pans removeable. There are several pro's to doing this:
1. Great for inspections.
2. Belly mounted antennas can be mounted further back.
3. It's a great place to put control units for avionics, etc (although it's sort of a long run from the panel).
4. Making new wiring runs to the tail is made much easier.
and the cons:
1. It's a little heavier with the screws and nutplates.
2. It takes a butt load of time to do it.
Since I'm really leaning to making my panel day/night VFR and then upgrading to IFR, having this sort of versatility is paramount to making future upgrades more tolerable.
Anyway....in the picture above you can see where I put nutplates for a #8 screws in there. I thought about using countersunk screws...but I'm putting the panhead screws in...they're not that big and this will all be under padded seat cushions and carpet anyway.
I also got everything prepped and ready for priming tomorrow. Maybe I can get Jaime to help me a little bit with riveting also.