Thursday September 15th, 2005|
Almost Finished With Baggage Wall
After looking at other people's websites (specifically THE website) It now seems obvious what is supposed to happen here. Here you can see the UHMW block pop-riveted to the top bulkhead wall. The little 1/2 x 1/2 inch pieces are there for the pop-rivet to have something to grip into. The two open holes on the bottom are for screws that attach this area to the bottom half of the wall.
Next I removed the top skin so I could reach the bulkhead and spent quite a while dimpling and installing nutplates for attachment of the corrugated wall.
Here you see the two pieces screwed together in the fuselage. It's sort of hard to make out the UHMW blocks there in the 'mouse hole', but you get the idea. The seatbelt cables run through these holes and the UHMW prevents the cables from chaffing. Very simple but useful design, I think.
Here's a big picture of the wall. It's getting late and my screwdriver battery died so I decided to call it a night. This is pretty much done. I still need to goof around with the bottom scews and decide exactly how I want to do that. Normally you would just install nutplates down there and be done with it, but since I'm doing removeable baggage floors I need to think about exactly what attaches where.
And you can sort of see the baggage wall there.