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Date:  3-16-2013
Number of Hours:  6.60
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Brief Description:  Wing Conduit

Today I spent some time coming up with a way to add a second conduit without drilling another 3/4" hole in each of the ribs. At Home Depot I found some light weight thin wall 3/4" PVC pipe and some plastic hangars for said pipe. As it turned out, I had to add some mounting tabs so I wouldn't have mount the brackets through the rib stiffening rings. I fabricated the tabs out of some leftover 0.016 aluminum sheet I had.

I attached the tabs to the brackets with some 5/32" dia x 1/4" grip blind rivets from Home Depot. I attached the tabs to the ribs with LP4-3 blind rivets from the kit. I had planned on using two rivets to attach the tabs (photo 1) to prevent rotation, but the large shop head on the 5/32" blind rivets interfered with the rib stiffening ring, so I had to drop the bracket location down about 1/4" (photo2). After installation with 5 brackets, the conduit is quite rigid and stable (photo 3).

EDIT: DO NOT INSTALL A CONDUIT IN THIS LOCATION!!! IT WILL INTERFERE WITH THE W-818 AILERON PUSH ROD. :O(

Rivets Today: 30
Rivets Total: 7304
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3/4" pipe bracket with attach tabs.

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Closeup of an installed bracket in the left wing.

Closeup of an installed bracket in the left wing.

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Second conduit in left wing is done.

Second conduit in left wing is done.

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