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Old 12-29-2017, 03:10 PM
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Default Extra Baggage Door ???

A friend of mine sent me this picture of an RV-10 on Trade-A-Plane.


I have never seen this mod before on an RV-10 and while I understand the builders desire to use the space for storage of light items,the thought of cutting into a structural monocoque skin to put a door into it makes me hope that proper engineering analysis was done.

The aircraft has since been removed from Trade-A-Plane. Does anyone know anything about this aircraft or the mod ?
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:28 PM
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No idea, but just to take a stab at it-------AHRS access or maybe air conditioning access?

Notice it is not just a simple lock holding the door, but a series of bolts or camlocks. Makes me think this is not for daily use.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:39 PM
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Gatling gun?
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:50 PM
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There's a number of times I wish I had a door like that. Taking the baggage bulkhead covers off and putting them back on is not a fun chore, even with a bit driver.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:26 PM
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Agree it looks handy for access to remote air data stuff. But I also agree, I'd want to know something about the engineering that went into such a large opening in the stressed skin.
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Ease of battery access would be my guess..
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Ease of battery access would be my guess..
Or, make a small door in the baggage compartment bulkhead using a couple of pieces of hinge material. Easy access, and with a flashlight you can inspect most of the tail cone.

Car
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:17 AM
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E-mail sent with details of the mod.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:26 AM
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Or, make a small door in the baggage compartment bulkhead using a couple of pieces of hinge material. Easy access, and with a flashlight you can inspect most of the tail cone.

Car

I did this and worked out great, not difficult to do, provides nice access.






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Old 01-02-2018, 05:17 PM
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That looks very nice Dave!
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