Baggage area mods

In order to reduce interference with the ventilation holes at the top tailcone bulkhead, I used different patterns for the inboard nutplates - one is slated so I only have to trim a small part of the vent flange, and the other is a single-lug nutplate facing away from the vent:

Alternative nutplate holes to accommodate vent holes
I cut out the baggage floor inspection panels near the step sites. I had originally hoped to use the Airward baggage inspection panel, but that just doesn't fit (you'd think they tested it?), and they didn't bother replying to my email, so those went to the bin and I used the parts from the stall warning inspection panel instead:

Positioning the baggage floor inspection panel doubler to not interfere with the stiffener

Cutting out the baggage floor for the inspection panel

Baggage floor inspection panel

Baggage floor inspection panel with doubler in place

Baggage floor inspection opening

I also made an opening for conduits - the space between the right baggage cover and the skin was just not enough unless I wanted to remove part of the rib flanges underneath, so I did that through the rear seat floors:

Marking for the rear seat floor conduit hole

Rear seat floor conduit hole

Rear seat floors with conduit holes

Conduits through the rear seat floor

I drilled the corresponding holes through the rib, and used some right-angle Panduit mounts (RAMH-S6-D) for routing it aft, attached with LP4-4s:

Conduit holders through the rear bulkhead

Conduit holders in place

Conduit holders in place

Riveted conduit holders

Riveted right-angle conduit holders

TAS antenna conduit path through the bulkhead

Conduit holders riveted on

For running the static pressure tube, there was, fortunately, enough space on the baggage floor, so drilled a 3/8" hole for a snap bushing, and used another Panduit mount for routing the tube:

Hole for the static line to go through the baggage floor

Right-angle mount to route the static line

Bushing for the static line to go through the tailcone bulkhead

Static line fitting through the tailcone bulkhead

I also did all the required deburring, so I can now prime and start riveting the floors.

Time lapse:

Total baggage area rivets: 24
Total baggage area time: 22.8h

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