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Old 08-29-2021, 12:00 PM
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Is the baggage floor structural on the 8? I am needing to do test flights with new brake system and you know.....the brake cylinder needs to be accessible and what a bear to keep replacing that baggage floor. I woudn't imagine it would be since the bolt placement actually puts sheer on the bolts, but I'm no engineer.
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Old 08-29-2021, 01:18 PM
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The answer is yes. I would not fly with the baggage floor out. The reason is that the baggage access door removes the torsional stiffness of the forward fuselage. The baggage floor provides the bay close-out to stiffen the forward fuselage.
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Old 08-29-2021, 01:59 PM
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Thank you for your response and your justification of the response.
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While itís out why not put in an access panel ?
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Old 08-29-2021, 02:26 PM
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Rub it In G Zero ... Rub it in.....LOL.
You bring up a good Point and I might!
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While itís out why not put in an access panel ?
What is this a picture of? Iím having a hard time seeing where this is.. brake cylinders mounted under the floor?
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Is the baggage floor structural on the 8? I am needing to do test flights with new brake system and you know.....the brake cylinder needs to be accessible and what a bear to keep replacing that baggage floor. I woudn't imagine it would be since the bolt placement actually puts sheer on the bolts, but I'm no engineer.
When I first installed mine it was hard to get in and out. I subsequently carefully trimmed it to the right size, and made sure that the holes lined up properly. Now, it takes about 5 mins to remove, and probably 10 to install. Working on my condition inspection now so just had it in and out yesterday. The thing that makes it easy is using "torx" screws - they don't slip off like philips.
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What is this a picture of? Iím having a hard time seeing where this is.. brake cylinders mounted under the floor?
It is the floor of the BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT in the 8.
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When I first installed mine it was hard to get in and out. I subsequently carefully trimmed it to the right size, and made sure that the holes lined up properly. Now, it takes about 5 mins to remove, and probably 10 to install. Working on my condition inspection now so just had it in and out yesterday. The thing that makes it easy is using "torx" screws - they don't slip off like philips.
That sounds good. Why not just bolts? I haven't trial fit them yet but an end wrench would be much preferable to an angled screwdriver under that forward gussett. Yes, Torx would be better than Phillips.
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That sounds good. Why not just bolts? I haven't trial fit them yet but an end wrench would be much preferable to an angled screwdriver under that forward gussett. Yes, Torx would be better than Phillips.
I guess bolts would work, but the torx screws work well, their heads are smooth so they don't catch on anything in the baggage area, and I had plenty in stock. I use those clear plastic washers to avoid damaging the paint.
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