Avionics shelf and stiffeners: 4.3 hours

Primed GMU and brake reservoir stiffeners.

The .040 sheet is a little too thick for my budget bender!

Fabricated avionics shelf and riveted GSU stiffener to sub panel.


Gear bolt retainers

Installed to allow easy access and torquing of gear bolts. The added thickness of the retainers requires a longer bolt. I installed NAS6606-36 bolts, same grip slightly longer threaded end. These bolts are for Showplanes gear the stock Vans gear will require a different length bolt.

The retainers are sold by a guy on VAF but he is not easy to find. His email is diamondwave@zoomtown.com $40 a set as of this posting.