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Old 09-22-2017, 07:56 PM
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Zuldarin Zuldarin is offline
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Originally Posted by RVbySDI View Post
Then I have to ask. If they are not left open while in flight how are the long driver shafts protruding through the bulkhead when you transport them? Or, are you placing the entire driver behind the bulkhead and then closing and securing the hinged bulkhead?

A little confused here.
The golf clubs will go completely behind the baggage wall with the heads forward. The plan is to hang two loops of Velcro (one forward and one aft) from the F-787 support rib on the upper side of the tailcone. That way I can capture the longer clubs in a way that prevents any interference with the elevator control pushrods. With the forward loop pulled tight the clubs can't move around and will be secured immediately behind the upper bulkhead door. I haven't used this mod yet so I can't tell you how well it works but its very simple and there is no structural integrity lost as long as the upper door is fastened shut in flight.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Zuldarin View Post
If you look closely you will see that the upper door is fastened with quarter turn fasteners instead of screws. It is not left open while in flight. No structural integrity lost.
Ah, that makes sense. I saw the fasteners, but it wasn't clear that the clubs would go entirely behind the panel... I thought it would have to remain open if clubs were carried.

As long as the CG can be maintained, should be no issues then.
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