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Old 02-26-2020, 12:47 PM
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Yes, you can reach the middle bays but the ribs do limit your visibility to that location. I intentionally minimized the amount of "stuff" I installed in those inner bays because it is such a bugger to get to...especially with that tunnel and center console. When I did this on my 9A slider I used the inboard bays and I find that I can't reach outboard very easily... part of the reason why I decided to install these panels outboard. Besides, when the engine gets installed this is a much more accessible location.

Regarding the hole lineup. I think they are pretty darn close. I drilled the backing ring mount holes by doing the two middle ones that are not affected by the curve and then moving the backing ring to the inside and back drilling from inside. The screw holes were very close, probably no more than .005" off. I match drilled them with a #21 bit and then used my #19 reamer to finish them off. As you can see the screws all fit rather well. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
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Old 02-26-2020, 01:52 PM
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Well, lookie there! Very nice. I've been enjoying mine for the last 13yrs.
Me too... Builder did a wonderful job on 4 panels across the top. Canít remember the last time I had to go underneath the panel...
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Old 02-27-2020, 04:45 AM
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Old 02-28-2020, 07:23 AM
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Nice to see a factory option! Placed my order for one as it looks to maybe ease some of the issues on placing EFI components; it's on backorder expected around 3/11 but not a concern--I have plenty to do building my engine in the meantime...
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:04 PM
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:19 PM
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I thought I would give everybody a peek at what these look like installed on the side bays of an RV-10. I like this location much better for my situation....
EDIT: Oooops...already answered

Darin...did you encounter any misalignment of the top panel due to the added radius like Scott was referring to in post #11?
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:25 PM
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Backordered...😫
I Figured when the original post said they had a few in stock I better act fast...glad I did
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:47 PM
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Over 100 in production now and should be available in the next couple of weeks. We planned for a sizable number on our first run, and the actual orders were even more. But point is - they won't be long.
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Old 02-28-2020, 02:02 PM
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Darin...did you encounter any misalignment of the top panel due to the added radius like Scott was referring to in post #11?
Not really, there is a slight misalignment but not enough that it caused any issues with installing the cover. I'm installing the left side now and I will report if I find anything different.
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:36 PM
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How watertight do these kind of panels end up being? With the avionics there Iíd be a little worried about water ingress.
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