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RE: REFLECTOR: Cowel attachment hardware?
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Carl Hoffman
> Subject: REFLECTOR: Cowel attachment hardware?
> What size nutplates, screws, washers are used. The only hint is: "Locate
> holes approx. .... Drill holes out at 1/8" and ....".
I don't think it's mentioned anywhere in the manual (old or new), but there
are 40 #8 flathead screws, 40 Tinnerman washers, and 36 (?) #8 nutplates
that came with the kit. These are apparently to be used as the cowling
fasteners. (I mentioned the manual omission to Jeff B. some time ago - don't
know if it's in any later updates than mine.)
> Manual says: "Install cowling with clecos at the firewall." Why not just
> install nutplates etc., and forget the clecos.
Because you'll be taking the cowlings on and off a lot, and the clecos are
easier than dealing with the locking nutplates. I also use wide area washers
on the prong end of each cleco to prevent damaging the hole in the glass.