Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Forward Baggage Door Strut Installed

Door closed and locked!

Door open.

LP4-3 rivets. A little trimming was needed to keep the doubler from hitting the rivets. Not much though...

Here is the stainless steel spring strut that I ordered from McMaster-Carr. It is the perfect strut for the RV8 forward baggage door. It holds the door open and it holds it closed. Use two #8 screws and nutplates to mount the bottom portion 8" from the fuselage side. Use (3)LP-4-3 blind rivets to secure the top portion at 11/16" from the bottom of the door.

The part number is:11615A14 $34 usd

*Special Thanks to Matt Dralle for the great tip.

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