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Old 09-27-2011, 08:19 PM
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Nice!!
You need to post this in the "modifications" thread.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:01 AM
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Great idea! If you have plans and dimensions I'd be interested.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:11 AM
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Awesome is right! Thanks Keith so much for your sharing your trip and most of all your trip mods to your plane. It makes us builders feel so good to see the end product put to good use.
I especially like your use of the space behind the seat, no idea one could put that much stuff back there! I now plan to make one out of fiberglass or aluminum, using your well thought out ideas.
Thanks again!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:18 AM
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Sorry, no plans. I sized this to accommodate UK charts/books, my laptop, and lightweight tiedown stakes (aluminium corkscrews) that I bought. This drove the user requirements. Other dimensions were dictated by the constraints of the location - front-to-back distance of the U-frame (bearing in mind existing adel clamps, bolts etc), sufficient clearance to insert and remove the module, accessibility from back to store/remove stuff etc.

Cheers...Keith
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:05 AM
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Send me the specs I can whip up a 3 view in Autocad, from there not hard to add folds and rivet flanges etc.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:40 AM
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While you are at it Chris, would you do one for me too? I am short legged and moved my seat back attach to a new point about two inches forward of stock. That leaves me a LOT of room between the seat back and the heavy aluminum channel, ideal for storage.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:50 AM
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nice.! VERRRRY nice!
even thought i do store a bag behind the seats of my -9a, I'm sure the top 8 or 10" is vacant, so this would be great!
...armchair quarterbacking now.....why not make the bins 'trays' like the top of a tool box...then you can lift out all the contents, and carry it where needed! ( especially if fabricating from aluminum etc.)

one caveat; if you have room to carry ****, and it's out of sight, it tends to multiply, and you end up with 50 pounds of stuff you may not really need.....trust me, I'm a 'just in case' kind of guy, so have a lot of stuff I carry around that most people leave in the shop!
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:58 AM
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Default Finally getting around to a couple of photos, videos

As requested, I will post some trip stuff. For starters, here's a video clip of my attempt to land at Corte, a small town at the base of the mountains in Corsica. Midday with temperatures around 30 degrees C (86F).

As background, Corsica is an French island perhaps 100 miles long by 40/50 miles wide in the Mediterranean. It has a range of mountains down the spine, soaring up to 9000 feet towards the north end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofOC-qKF1DU

No fancy music, I'm afraid. The video was shot with a Sony pencil camera mounted on top of the fin cap. It's a bit wide-angle, which can give the illusion that the plane is closer to the ground than it really is.

Cheers...Keith

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:55 AM
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Looked like a greaser landing. And right on the centerline. Good job & great video.
BTW, I don't really care for the music anyway, I rather hear airplane engine noise.

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:26 AM
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Kieth,

Great trip! Thanks for sharing.

A few comments:

On vibration - on my airplane a dynamic prop balance made a HUGE difference. I have not noticed any paint peeling.

On long trips - I love long trips in small airplanes! My wife and I took our 12 to western Michigan when it had just a few hours on it. The autopilot is a great feature for hours-long legs.

On storage - Nice job! My extra stuff is still rattling around inside the I-beam!

On the camera - Never thought too much about it before, but maybe that's something I might want to do. Where did you run the wires for it?

Anyway, great to hear from you and thanks for sharing your trip.

Best,

John
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