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Old 04-29-2023, 05:18 PM
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Default RV-8 baggage mods

Not only do I have access to the pitch servo and ELT but extended baggage was desired to carry something long like a shotgun or fishing poles.

The extended baggage can also be used for soft items like jackets or a sleeping bag and pillows for Oshkosh. Nothing heavy and will be added to weight and balance calculations. It probably will be placarded for 10 pounds max after I setting up another location for W&B calculations.

My battery has been moved forward to the forward baggage hold to offset W&B.

The baggage shelf has been reinforced to maintain strength since there is an inspection panel there now.

Camlocks are used to make access easy.

According to Mel, the bulkeads are structural in previous posts so the haven’t been modified with holes to weaken for items such as golf clubs tubes. And of course the grip ends of clubs would nice fit without a weight issue.

Since this is a rebuild, it’s all built with scrap.
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Old 04-29-2023, 06:07 PM
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Very nice! Is that shelf removable in the event you need to get into the back of the fuselage?.which really, come to think of it, may not be necessary??
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Old 04-29-2023, 06:28 PM
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It can be removed. Once the forward shelf comes out, lift, turn, and out it comes.
Held in place with 6 screws.
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Old 04-29-2023, 07:29 PM
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Old 04-29-2023, 08:16 PM
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Lots of Rockets have this mod (mine included). Equally useful is the elimination of the shelf over the battery and belcrank.
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