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Old 11-09-2017, 08:51 AM
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Default Baggage door holder/cable

Looking for a way to control or limit baggage door swinging, banging, or flopping. Maybe a combination spring/cable from baggage forward brace to door? Anyone have a simple setup?
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:00 AM
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I was planning on doing something similier to a Jeep Wrangler door, where you have a piece of webbing set to limit travel.

https://www.carid.com/2007-jeep-wran...-13906745.html

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https://www.quadratec.com/sites/defa...eck_Straps.jpg

There are also kits to install struts like on the doors, but I wanted to be able to easily remove my door.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:51 AM
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Aerosport makes a strut kit for the baggage door. It's attached to the door with a pin that's quickly removable for opening past 90 degrees or door removal (my baggage door is removable without tools due to a hinge modification I made during the build)

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There are also kits to install struts like on the doors, but I wanted to be able to easily remove my door.
It takes me about 30 seconds to remove the door from the plane, even with the strut.

Here is a link to the strut:

http://aerosportproducts.com/rv10baggage.htm
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:28 AM
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...(my baggage door is removable without tools due to a hinge modification I made during the build)



It takes me about 30 seconds to remove the door from the plane...
A pic or a description of this mod would be appreciated.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:38 AM
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Ed has a very entailed write up and I think a video on their site. I just did the mod the other day. Works very slick, similar to how vans has you make the hinges for the removable rear seat backs.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:56 PM
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I know there are some inexpensive struts available but I thought I saw somewhere a spring/cable combination. Maybe the strut might be a better way to go.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:58 PM
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I can see an option to open past 90 degrees at times may be useful, but what advantage would it be to make the door removable?
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:15 PM
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I can see an option to open past 90 degrees at times may be useful, but what advantage would it be to make the door removable?
One of the challenges (IMO) of the stock door design is that it is tough to attach the door without boogering up the skin (and/or paint), due to how the hinge pin inserts. So, do you attach the door (and booger up the skin) then paint, or do you paint the door off the airplane, and booger up the paint when you attach the door.

Making the door removable and easily re-installable could eliminate the issue.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:53 PM
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One of the challenges (IMO) of the stock door design is that it is tough to attach the door without boogering up the skin (and/or paint), due to how the hinge pin inserts. So, do you attach the door (and booger up the skin) then paint, or do you paint the door off the airplane, and booger up the paint when you attach the door.

Making the door removable and easily re-installable could eliminate the issue.
Thanks for the explanation... my half-made kit already had that part assembled and the door installed with the hinges riveted in place.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:29 AM
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Keeping in mind your question Dave..... “ anyone have a simple setup” I used a nice bit of marine cord to keep my baggage door from opening past 100* .....Drilled a 1/4” hole about half way across the inside top of baggage door internal skin just down from the top bend. Attached an ally lug (about 2”long) about half way along
the top of the baggage door opening frame with a suitable screw and nyloc, 1/4” hole in other end of lug. Tied a knot in the “nice” cord and with the help of some tie wire, fished it through the latch slot of the door to the baggage door hole. Then did the same knot trick at the other end to achieve the desired opening. Solves the swinging out problem, it’s lite, it’s simple, but it doesn’t fix the “banging or flopping”. Cheers from Western Australia
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