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Old 08-04-2017, 04:15 PM
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Default Oxygen tank installation pictures

I bought a 22 cu ft system from Aerox at OSH after reading all the various posts on the pros and cons of MH pulse demand, SkyOx one setting valve, etc. Couldn't justify the added expense at this point. I plan on using two of the Aerox mounting brackets to mount the bottle to the right side baggage compartment. I saw a picture of a bottle mounted there but had questions about the installation. If you have a similar installation, I'd appreciate pictures and details. Did you put in a doubler to support the clamps where they attach? Feel you needed to reinforce the floor (tank weighs 12 pounds full)? Use nutplates instead of the supplied bolts and nuts? Any advice and pictures would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:11 PM
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Check my build log here and the next several photos.

No doubler, no floor reinforcement needed. Nutplates needed only on the lower bracket mount so you can get the flap cover panel in and out. Just make sure the location of the bracket bolts are clear of the flap arm movement area.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:33 PM
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mine is mounted identically to this. no issues so far, 3 years.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:09 PM
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Mine is in the same location as Bruce & Steve.
Bruce, where did you get the cylinder tank attachments?
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:03 PM
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I have an Avox bottle and thought I would make a temporary mount using stock screw holes to see how I like the location before modifying the flap cover. (The vertical is a piece of relay track.) After the 24 (hobbs hour) Oshkosh trip I love the location, easy to reach and easy to read the gauge. It works so well I think I'm done.





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Old 08-04-2017, 10:48 PM
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Default .32 doublers with nut plates

I riveted .32 as a doubler and added nut plates

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Old 08-04-2017, 11:17 PM
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Bruce, where did you get the cylinder tank attachments?
Brackets were from Aircraft Spruce.
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:11 AM
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With those locations, it seems like it would be alittle tough to turn on the valve while in flight. Is it? Sounds like a dumb question, and you may be turning it on, before you depart, knowing you were going to a higher altitude.
So, what if you were enroute, and needed to turn it on?

Only asking because I was thinking about O2 for my 7 (if I get that far)

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With those locations, it seems like it would be alittle tough to turn on the valve while in flight. Is it? Sounds like a dumb question, and you may be turning it on, before you depart, knowing you were going to a higher altitude.
So, what if you were enroute, and needed to turn it on?

Only asking because I was thinking about O2 for my 7 (if I get that far)

Tom
As long as you can look and reach over your right shoulder it is a piece of cake. I have mine mounted the same as Bruce, et al. It's probably the most practical location.
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:56 AM
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With those locations, it seems like it would be alittle tough to turn on the valve while in flight. Is it? Sounds like a dumb question, and you may be turning it on, before you depart, knowing you were going to a higher altitude.
So, what if you were enroute, and needed to turn it on?

Only asking because I was thinking about O2 for my 7 (if I get that far)

Tom
It is within easy reaching distance for me in flight with my shoulder straps on. One would think it be easier to reach if it was mounted in the center but it is really awkward to try and reach behind yourself.
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