Wednesday September 28th, 2005|
Finished Seat Back Braces; Started Center Channel Cover
Today I finished up the seat back braces. You can see here how it fits into the hinge on the seat back and slides into the slot in the bulkhead.
As I mentioned yesterday I neglected to leave enough gap on the left (pilot's) side of the bulkhead so the brace could slide in...so I drilled out the angle (which sets the gap), made up another angle and drilled it to the bulkhead. This involved me getting in the fuselage and laying on my back using my angle-drill attachment and getting a face-full of shavings.
Ahh...that's better. Now it slides in with no problem. I really felt sort of like i was wasting my time dealing with these things since virtually no one uses them. Most people just let the seat backs rest against the bulkhead and throw the braces on a shelf in the hangar. But we'll see. When I fly rentals I like to get up close and personal with the instrument panel, so perhaps I'll like to do the same thing in the RV.
Next I started working on the center channel cover. This thing basically gives you a path to pass fuel lines, electrical, etc.