I wrapped the steel fuel lines with plastic
spiral wrap so they don't scratch
Once I run the beacon wire and
any other wires, I will wrap them in that
corregated black split plastic (same stuff
you see in your engine compartment in your
I didn't like how the sharp edge of the
baggage bottom piece wanted to cut into the
fuel lines. Even though the lines are steel
and they are wrapped in plastic, I don't
want to ever have to think about them. So I
made this curved piece and riveted it to the
bottom floor so that the fuel lines have a
nice smooth curved aluminum piece to turn on
as they go up the channel towards the wing.
Hard to see here, but the curved aluminum
keeps the lines away from the sharp floor.
I decided to add three seat positions to
both of my seats. So here are the three sets
of nutplates with flush rivets.
You can see all 18 holes here for seat
mounting. I taped the underside of the floor
because the inside is almost ready for paint
and I don't want to get paint under the seat
pans as this would look sloppy.
All of these pieces are now ready to
rivet. I'm just sort of holding off just to
make sure I won't need back in there!
I also added the access hole in the baggage
floors-one on each side. I used flush rivets
and will use the same inspection hole covers
as used on the wings. So I'll have to order
two more of them.