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Old 08-10-2018, 05:30 PM
bkc3921 bkc3921 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: DuBois,Il
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Default Baggage Area Shelf

Decided to make a baggage area shelf for my 7A, thought I would share some pix if anyone is considering one. Wanted something easy to remove (take out 2 bolts and the hinge pin) , reachable by the pilot in flight, and not made of wood. Seems to work well--- .125 angle for the forward supports, and the rest is made from .063 angle, sheet aluminum, and hinge. Behind the rear bulkhead, I did beef-up the area to which the hinge is riveted, using a piece of lightweight angle nestled into the groove (not visible from the front)...painted (fairly) carefully with quality rattle-can-- after's just a shelf! Used a couple of modified cushioned clamps on the side to hold my clarity aloft headsets, and some Velcro to keep my flight bag from becoming a missile. Also was able to relocate my fire extinguisher to a handier location. Nothing fancy, but functional. Hope this helps someone. I suppose if someone was very energetic, they could also put one behind the pilot seat as well. A little more work than I thought, but worth it to me. Happy and safe flying to you all..!

Brian K. Morrow
N433BC RV-7A Flying
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