Originally Posted by Pmatt
I'm new to the forum so this may be an old topic. Has anyone come up with a prop rod or gas strut modification to hold the RV-8 baggage door open?
Phil, I just did this a few weeks ago, it was simple and came out excellent. I used the strut (as mentioned in previous posts) from McMaster Carr, part number: www.mcmaster.com/#116154A14
. This strut worked absolutely perfect.
I mounted it per Matt Dralle's post (thank you Matt!) Per Matt's instructions, the strut will fit perfectly and work excellent on the RV8 baggage door if you mount the upper part of the hinge 11/16" from the bottom of the door and the lower hinge mounted at 8.0" from the exterior skin of the fuselage.
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Best of luck,