Friday April 29th, 2005|
Still Working on F-705
After work today the first thing I did was came home and finished drilling out the flap bearing blocks (exciting, I know).
Then I started working on the seat back adjustment stuff. In case you're not familiar with RV aircraft, the side-by-side models have three adjustment points at the bottom and the top of the seat back. The bottom has three hinges where the seats can be placed but the top has some slots where a piece that's hinged to the seat back slides into. My description makes little since...but you'll see below. The first piece to fabricate is the 705J that you see above.
A testament to how awesome these kits are...this is the first row of holes I've had to measure on the entire kit so far! Thought it was worty of a picture. Anyway...I marked and drilled the holes in one of 'em.
...then i clamped them together and match-drilled them.
...and here's the finished product..
The next part of the seat adjustment system this alcad piece with a 4 degree bend in it. I just bent it with my hand seamer.
The two bent pieces...
So this is a cross section of the system. I didn't get a picture of the shim that goes under the bent alcad...but you get the point.
This isn't aligned by any means...but it shows you how this thing is adjustable. The big piece sticking up is what hinges onto the seat back (it gets lightening holes cut into it). If you've never seen this in an RV, many people don't use it...they just let the seat backs rest against the cross member. I'll probably end up doing the same, since I'm about 6 foot tall and have a lot of...erhm.....built-in padding.
And here's a view a little farther out.