Kit Building: Removable Nosecone
Kris Falk dropped by one day and did this excellent work on the nosecone of C-ILHC. This provides a great surface for fabric attachment and allows the nose cone to come off with a few screws. If you do this right, you'll have some nice ledges for attaching things like radios later on!
You will need:
a piece of the W5X Gusset Material (like that used on your wing tips)
Rivnuts compress when installed and become a bolt that a machine screw will thread into.
Here's the work from the left side...
The Rivnuts are the dull items in the photos that only look like rivets - When placed on the airplane, the Nosecone has matching holes and an 8-32 screw goes through the nosecone and into the Rivnut. The shiny rivets are rivets!
And from the right
The Fine Print - Caution
Ideas, illustrations and photos are the author's own
work and are for information only.