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Adam W 09-10-2017 12:22 PM

couple of fueselage questions - help please
 
hey all

does anyone have a decent illustration of the 6111 skin reinfrocement ribs in place or advice on the method used to cut and form them?

one more question.
i notice the manual would have me fix the baggage floor down permanently in another step or two
do i not need this open to pass wiring to the rear of the fuselage? or at least create a chase through one of the bagage floor ribs between 705 and 706 for later wiring? is this one of those spots not well addressed in the manual or is there an alternate route used by most for the wiring that has to reach the rear of the plane

thanks in advance

Carr 09-10-2017 12:42 PM

Adam

You will want to use under the baggage floor area for a lot of things.

I used plate nuts instead of pull rivets on the baggage floor so I can get to the transponder antenna and strobe control box. Most of the wire that goes to the back end can be run under as well.

If you are going to use pull rivets, wait as long as possible before doing so.

My 5 nickel ( we don't use pennies anymore)

Carr

Adam W 09-10-2017 02:41 PM

thank you Carr

So you recomend drilling a hole and using a bushing in the bottom of 705 and 706 between baggage floor ribs for wire passage later?

wirejock 09-10-2017 03:10 PM

Pathway
 
You can but be sure to refer to Vans locations for snap bushings.
I went with removable floors and baggage bulkhead so I could use that area any time without drilling pop rivets. You don't know, what you don't know.

Adam W 09-10-2017 04:18 PM

Larry

Thank you
How would one route their cabling if not through this a baggage floor?
I don't think the center space with the pushrods is a good option
Why not a conduit through this space and close it permanent?
Is there a reason to use this space to Mount anything component wise?

Wingnut 09-10-2017 04:42 PM

Not yet flying,
 
but I ran some of the same black conduit I used in the wings. Ran two sections, one in each side of the plane under the seats and baggage floors. My friend (whose plane is flying) , ran both sections of conduit on the same side of the plane.

sahrens 09-10-2017 05:43 PM

I did not use nutplates on the baggage floor and wished I had, it would have made many things easier. I did run wiring down both sides of the center section "tunnel" area. I riveted small nylon tie locations on either side so I could secure the wiring bundles.

Larco 09-10-2017 06:28 PM

There is probably a zillion RVs with conduit run under the baggage floor. some have used the 5/8" drip system tubing from the hardware store. Make it long enough to end in front of the seat pans.

rzbill 09-10-2017 06:53 PM

I riveted the baggage floors per the plans and have never regretted it. No conduit goes through there.

My wiring hugs the sides of the center tunnel via Adel clamps.

wirejock 09-10-2017 08:35 PM

Pathways
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Adam W (Post 1202994)
Larry

Thank you
How would one route their cabling if not through this a baggage floor?
I don't think the center space with the pushrods is a good option
Why not a conduit through this space and close it permanent?
Is there a reason to use this space to Mount anything component wise?

The other answers are all fine. It really comes down to personal preference. Many use two of the corogated Vans conduits either in the tunnel or in other bays. Just obey the Vans direction on placement of holes and all will be fine. I wanted access so mine are removable. It adds a bit of work and about 1 lb of weight.
Yes, lots of builders use the spaces for equipment or terminal strips. Devices seldom accessed would be best.


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