Aux avionics shelf [2.5 hours]

Many builders wind up fitting an auxiliary shelf in the tail cone, for light weight avionics. I’m a fairly large guy and am not looking forward to crawling into the tail cone after it is fitted to the fuselage. As such, I’m trying to prepare as many items as I can now, so that if/when I need them, they’ll be easy to fit.

It takes some messing around to build a bracket for the J stiffener that keeps the shelf straight, but apart from that the shelf itself is simple. I made it out of 0.0625 inch Alclad, with a 1/4 inch flange folded on the front and rear edge. I have no idea what avionics might be fitted to this shelf, but down the road it’ll be a simple matter to lay out items on the shelf, drill lightening holes etc., fit everything and bolt the shelf in place.

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    Bracket for Aux avionics shelf
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    Bracket for Aux avionics shelf
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    Aux avionics shelf in place
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