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WTB steen aero lab inspection covers

EAGLE811SE

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I'm in need of 30-40 steen aero lab inspection covers. I didn't think ahead of time to order them and I'm just days away from sending my wings off to get covered and I can't find any for sale.

PLEASE HELP

Thanks Steven
 

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that's a lot of inspection panels! I'm sure you need the entire assembly, not just the cover panel itself? I have about a dozen of just the covers as I made mine out of CF. I don't have any spare "guts" though.
 

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I had the same issue. I only had about a dozen. I put those in the fabric. Waited 4 months and still not in stock - rare as rocking horse crap. I decided to do the others with these, but I modified them:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/de-nonslipcovers.php?clickkey=4753

Mod: I didn't like how they were very difficult to get on and off - a problem with a nice paint job. So, where the rivets hold the tang in place, I drilled them out and riveted in 2 x #6 nutplates, will use 6x5/8 machine screws to hold them down. Now they clamp down tight, and loosen well enough to easily remove. The nice thing is, they are cheaper than the flush type, and they must weigh only 20% of what the flush plates weigh, because the flush plate mounting spider inside (the guts) is surprisingly heavy - multiply that by about 35 of them.....

Tip: If still going the flush plate route, do not use the regular mounting rings, the flush plate has its own sized ring.
 

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I used the same covers but instead of nut plates I used Rivnuts and stainless steel screws with nylon washers under the heads of the screws so not to scratch the paint.:D
worked great never had an issue with them and really easy to get off with out scuffing the fabric
 

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I used the same covers but instead of nut plates I used Rivnuts and stainless steel screws with nylon washers under the heads of the screws so not to scratch the paint.:D
worked great never had an issue with them and really easy to get off with out scuffing the fabric
Seems you had the same logic as I...

I too, plan on nylon washers under all screws on the plane, but how long the policy will last, I don't know. Probably all goes out the window on the first annual :D:D:D
 

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Seems you had the same logic as I...

I too, plan on nylon washers under all screws on the plane, but how long the policy will last, I don't know. Probably all goes out the window on the first annual :D:D:D

I always had extra nylon washers around. in the 10 yrs I had the toot flying I never put screws back on with out the washers. wanted to keep the paint from getting messed up.
its just a habit to get into. I will do the same with my skybolt.
 

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