I saw this neat tie down anchor a few weeks ago at Nancy’s airport café in Willows Ca, it was in a RV 6 213JM. I thought it was a good design well worth “Borrowing” so with permission of the owner, here it is.
Here is a piece of scrap aluminum angle that I am going to make a baggage hold down with.
First step was to drill a couple pilot holes apx 1/3 up from the side of the angle. Next, I used a Unibit to enlarge the holes until the edge of the hole was even with the side piece. The two center holes are what I am working with. The other two holes were already there, but will not be used-----as I said, this is scrap material so I just used what is available.
Here you can see that I have cut off the end of the piece, just barely cutting into the hole I just drilled.
OK, I have cut off the other side now, and done a bit of shaping on the top edge to get rid of the sharp corner, and lighten it up a few miliounces -----(if there is such a thing as a miliounce). As of yet, no deburring or finish work done. I drilled a couple holes to rivet in in place.
Test fit with a bungee cord--------looks like it will do the job. Still needs a few minutes with a file, and Scotchbrite wheel.
Total time to make this was not even 5 minutes---------way less than to upload the photos, and type this description.
All measurements were done by “TLAR”.