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Old 05-25-2019, 02:41 AM
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Default What's this hole for?

There's a tooling hole towards the top of the F-706 bulkhead that Vans has you leave open:



Is this actually used for anything later on in the build? Because if not, it looks like a great place to run a wire for a little baggage area dome light, attached to the F-732A channel that runs between the cabin frame roll bar and the bulkhead.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:04 PM
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Default Hole

I built a 6A and if you notice it says to leave open if you are building a sliding canopy. For the slider a threaded rod might go through that hole, goes through the slider rail and is secured by two nuts. Look at the canopy instructions.



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Old 05-27-2019, 08:28 PM
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Default Slider hole

Different hole for the slider bolt. My bird is at the canopy stage and the hole is still open. Generally, tooling holes never get used so I would assume it could be used for a snap bushing but confirm with Vans before enlarging a tooling hole.
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:21 PM
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There's a tooling hole towards the top of the F-706 bulkhead that Vans has you leave open:



Is this actually used for anything later on in the build? Because if not, it looks like a great place to run a wire for a little baggage area dome light, attached to the F-732A channel that runs between the cabin frame roll bar and the bulkhead.
The left and right F-706 bulkhead parts are made form the exactly same flat pattern part only pressed in opposite directions.

That holes is the same hole that is used with the F-728A on the right side.... just not used on the left side.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:44 AM
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I used that hole to do exactly as you say. Little LED dome light is mounted there with double sided tape. Wire goes through that hole.
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