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Old 05-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Stevejohnson7@gmail.com Stevejohnson7@gmail.com is offline
 
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Smile Tip: Oil Door with no Outside latch

, , , Just finished my oil door. It was fairly easy to do and works great!
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:01 AM
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Default RE:Amazing...

Steve

Beautiful job inside and outside of the cowl.......can't wait to see the rest of the aircraft. Don't ya just love inooooovation

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Old 05-19-2008, 06:31 AM
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Yep, you can brag on that <g>
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:46 AM
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Default Oil Door

Steve,
Is that the Lancair setup or did you make it up yourself? If yours, where did you get the pull cable and how did you attach it to the end of the latch pin? I have the same latch but the end is closed at the cable attach point. Beautiful setup.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:40 AM
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Also, where did you get the latch? That's pretty neat.

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Old 05-19-2008, 11:01 AM
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Default Oil door hinge and latch

Steve very nice installation job and finish.

We are currently working on a hidden latch to go with our hidden hinge also. If anyone is interested in the hidden latch, send me a email and I will let you know when they are ready to ship.

The hidden oil door hinge is located at:
www.justrvparts.com
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:09 PM
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VERY nicely done. Lotsa good ideas there.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:35 PM
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Steve,

Glad to see you got it painted. Can you post of picture of your paint job.

Take care
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:24 AM
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Thumbs up Nice work!

Oh too much work for my lazy self, but looks great. I'm putting on some flush locks at the door, call it good.

I thought about it but have a pressure plenum which complicates a reach-in door release. If I did not have the plenum I might try it.

I drew up this simple inexpensive hidden relase (through right cowl inlet) using piano hinge.


Nice Work!
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:25 AM
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The latch looks like this one:
http://www.advancedaviationinc.com/v2/site.html

Kinda pricey. Am researching auto applications for small cars' fuel door latch. Should be able to pick one up at the "Pick 'n Pull more economically....
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