- Oct 22, 2019
Aircraft Spruce Catalog , Look up VaryEasy Nut strips/plates for 'hard point' for mounting screws
Sho Goo, like its industrial cousin E6000 wasI've been using a dab of "shoe glue" right on the anchors without removing their adhesive.Â Seems to work.Â Shoe glue is tough stuff but can be removed if needed unlike JB Weld.
Given the sum of your restrictions and the fact that these are non-structural panels, I would sure give Click-Bond studs, bosses, anchor nuts, stand-off anchor nuts, etc a really good look.Quick question- Would there be any significant reduction in the structural strength of a 1” diameter steel tube longeron if a series of small holes were to be drilled, say 6 or 8 mm holes along a line at 12-18 inch intervals? This is for placement of rivet nuts for attachment of cockpit skins, etc. Thanks!
The conduit clamp fits easily on top of the fiberglass skin surface. See here:61210B - Halex - Conduit Clamps | Galco Industrial ElectronicsAs you can see, there is no way to wrap a clamp around the longeron tubes.
Hmm...I don’t think I understand. How does a clamp help me if it attached to the fiberglass and not clamped around a steel tube?The conduit clamp fits easily on top of the fiberglass skin surface. See here:61210B - Halex - Conduit Clamps | Galco Industrial Electronics
It is clamped around the tube. Just like a conduit tube is clamped to the wall board.Hmm...I don’t think I understand. How does a clamp help me if it attached to the fiberglass and not clamped around a steel tube?
I can’t clamp anything around the tube because it is already encased in fiberglass.It is clamped around the tube. Just like a conduit tube is clamped to the wall board.
A throttle quadrant could be clamped to the inside of the tube also with a block made from Micarta or plastic. 1" bolts through from the outside skin on both sides of the tube.
That’s what I was hoping to avoid, but I will still consider it if you think it is far preferable to using structural adhesive to attach hard points to the fiberglass. By the way, I really appreciate you taking the time to provide advice and share your expertise!A grinder can fix that.
Thanks for your reply! How would you recommend anchoring? Welding a tab to the tubes? Some other method?If you are going to tug on it, it needs to be anchored. Switches and small things can just be in the panel. I recommend you go for the feel of the cockpit and not go crazy with a lot of details that don’t do anything. A throttle quadrant needs to be very secure. Covers for switches can be inserts.