Time for a project update. Here's my oil door going together, using ideas shamelessly gleaned right here in VAF.
Hidden hinge made with leftover elevator push tube stock
Hidden latch using hinge pin anchored in the inlet ramp.
Works like a charm. Due to stresses in the hinge parts, it even pops open an inch when unlatched without the need for a mousetrap spring on the hinge pin center, which I will add later for better cooling on the ground and to hold the door fully out of the way during dipstick operations.
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