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Old 02-16-2020, 11:59 PM
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Default Pics of storage bin on center tunnel ????

I am at that 99% done stage and I just read of someone who created a small storage bin on his center tunnel. This has two potential advantages. Besides storage, if you have a AFT C.G. it can help (slightly) move it forward if you put something like tools in it.

If anyone made one of these, I would appreciate if you post some pics here on this thread.

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Old 03-14-2020, 12:25 AM
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The original 6 design had a battery box between the pedals. I was thinking of installing the box in that location and using it for storage. My battery is on the firewall.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:26 AM
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I believe you can get an armrest/storage box kit that goes between the seats.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:32 AM
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I installed temporary bins in my 7, & later in my 6 for trips. They blocked the heater outlet so was reason they were temporary. Secured with a few tabs & nutplates. Otherwise great for carrying small tool kit, air mattress & most importantly-snacks. The up to 20# weight forward of the spar helped to.
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Old 03-14-2020, 01:35 PM
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Not mine, but I was thinking of creating something like it for my 10. It is from the RV7/7A forum.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=166938



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Old 03-14-2020, 07:34 PM
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:14 PM
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There are some real nice and fancy consoles here.

But to be honest, I was looking for some ideas for storage just aft of the (typical) battery box on the floo- Forward of the spar. That is what I was trying to say....

I built up a cardboard box temp and so far I have cut it down twice so it would not interfere with comfortable leg movement.

Ill try to remember to get some pics for feedback...
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:22 PM
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IMHO, a removable set up would be best. I strap a soft sided tool bag there when loaded up or CG challenged, but really enjoy the leg stretching room most other times.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:38 PM
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I was concerned about the bin moving and potentially interfering with rudder petal operation, therefore I secured them to the floor. My bins were fab'd from .032 aluminum and had provisions for strapping the load down inside & secure.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:29 PM
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Ralph,

Love to see some pics if you have time.

Catmandu, thanks, lots to think about.

I did build up a removable base that covers the center section so I can run some wires under it. I make it so I could screw down a box made out of AS. I just have not made it yet. I probably will fly a while without it to see how much leg room I really like. Either way, it will be removable for sure.
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