Originally Posted by Larco
Seen the pods on an RV-4 back in the late 80's or early 90's at a small fly in somewhere in the Sacramento valley, CA. Then none since, Always wondered how they worked out? We had just started our 6 so was all ears and by the comments at the time, thought they would become a popular add on? Guess not!
Not saying that this is the same plane but the pods look the same.
I have a friend who has a pair for his -6. Apparently they were all made by the same guy as who made these on the -4.
They are designed to pick up the bolt hold for the tie-downs and on the upper side of the wing, two Rivnuts just forward of the spar, on the topside of the leading edge.
He said the problem with the design is that you have to remove a bunch of screws to pack them. (That could be quickly fixed with different hardware.) He also added that with the -6, he has never run out of baggage space so never uses them. (Sorry, they are sold and waiting for the new owner to pick them up.)
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