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Old 01-18-2018, 07:55 AM
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Someone made them for an RV-4.

I see no reason why you couldn't make a pair for your plane.
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.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:05 AM
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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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Old 01-18-2018, 10:03 AM
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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.)
Looks like the work of Mike Arnold from the video I linked to in post #11.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:40 PM
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They were being marketed a decade or two ago; the company had a pair on an RV at SNF one year. I like Dan's idea of using RV-10 pants as a starting point, but honestly, the wing tip lockers might well be the most sensible thing to do from a minimal complexity, low/no drag standpoint.

Of course, with a little forethought on the hardpoint/attachment, you could have a quick-detach mechanism & be able to carry the pod to your hotel as luggage.... ;-)

Another option might be an empty version of the Reed Bladder Buster tanks. They were basically extensions for the wings, that attached between the end of the wing and the wing tip. By replacing the screw installation with piano hinge stock, they could be installed or removed depending on need, so the wing could return to 'as designed' configuration if you didn't need the space. I did find some pics & the install instructions for the Reed tanks, if you want them. Should be fairly simple to duplicate using ribs from Van's and some skin material.

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Old 02-07-2018, 08:16 PM
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As others have said, an awful lot of stuff can fit into an -8.

Here's an example of what I can carry with 2 people (and we had a little room to spare):



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Old 02-07-2018, 10:37 PM
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Columbia?!
Yes! (5 or 6 years ago now)...
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