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Old 11-24-2021, 08:22 PM
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Default Accommodating differences in subpanel surface angle

Hi all,

I'm working up the layout for the various LRU's behind the panel. The subpanel on the 14 has about a 1.8" strip at the bottom edge that is bent toward the vertical when compared to the 7 deg layback of the rest of the subpanel. This makes it a little awkward to mount LRU's to this region.

Does anyone have a really elegant suggestion for dealing with this? I'd prefer to avoid something sketchy like stacking washers to fill the gap

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I think I figured out a good solution. My friend is deep into 3D printing, and he can print a very durable and high-melt material into wedges for this application. We'll give that a try.
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I wondered about elegant solutions. Part of the problem is that the forward side of the bent section is still going to be bent, even if the pilot side is filled in, so any plate nut or nyloc nut that sits against there will be misaligned with the mounting screw.
Other than trying to position the LRU's away from the bent section (that might not be possible for the VPX) another solution is to mount a couple of vertical thin angles to the face of the flat section of the subpanel and have the angles extend down over the bent section. The LRU would attach through that angle.
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Our demonstrators have LRU’s mounted flush to the upper part of the panel and then a few washers added as spacers to fill in the gap on the angled lower part of the panel. Simple and effective.
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Instead if washers , I used stand offs for spacers.
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