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    On my F21 there are 4 vertical tabs on the cross tube just behind my landing gear. I assume it is for some sort of cover that goes between the seat sling and the gear but I have no idea. It would be nice if there was/is such a cover particularly in the winter. Am I correct? Any help would be appreciated.

    Jim

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    Re: What goes there

    The lower holes in those tabs support the frame to which the lower fuselage fabric is attached. The upper holes are a bit of a mystery.

    I made my wood frames so they also picked up the upper holes so as to resist twisting, but this is not stock.

    The panel that closes off the gear area, picks up on the tabs on the front of the fwd seat mounts down to the angles attached to the floor panels. At least thats how the BC12Ds were done.
    Scott
    CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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    • #3
      Re: What goes there

      Photos?

      (a picture paints a thousand words )

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      • #4
        Re: What goes there

        these?
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        Scott
        CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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        • #5
          Re: What goes there

          Yes, Scott. I know (because I've rebuilt a Taylorcraft )
          ...my point was that others may not know.

          I used those "spare" tabs to secure the floorboards!

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          • #6
            Re: What goes there

            Those are the tabs. The ones pointing up. Any idea what they are used for? It would be nice to have the gear covered to keep cold air off my bottom. That whole area is covered when the plane is on floats in the summer.

            Jim

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            • #7
              Re: What goes there

              Jim: Do you have bungee covers when it's on its land gear?
              Rob

              Edit: may be different with the F21
              Last edited by Robert Lees; 10-28-2018, 17:54.

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              • #8
                Re: What goes there

                The vertical ones hold a close off panel to keep crap from rolling under the seat. They were made of plywood.

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                • #9
                  Re: What goes there

                  Yes I have bungee covers. If those tabs hold a plywood cover, how does it mount with just tabs on one side only?

                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Re: What goes there

                    Originally posted by Bonanza91K View Post
                    Yes I have bungee covers. If those tabs hold a plywood cover, how does it mount with just tabs on one side only?

                    Jim
                    Because it does. and uses PK screws.It was nothing fancy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What goes there

                      Originally posted by Bonanza91K View Post
                      Those are the tabs. The ones pointing up. Any idea what they are used for? It would be nice to have the gear covered to keep cold air off my bottom. That whole area is covered when the plane is on floats in the summer.

                      Jim
                      Now I'm a little confused. The bottom should be closed off with the exception of the relief for the gear frames:
                      https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dvrw-QXu8...0/DSCN6760.JPG

                      The cabin kick panel may have been attached to the tabs in earlier models but at some point before may 46 it attached to two angles riveted to the floor panels. I made my panel from aluminum but the originals may have been wood or the card material they used for the map boxes and glare shield (which didn't last very long. Some or none of this may apply to the F model aircraft;
                      https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k5ODbFmta...0/DSCN6916.JPG

                      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OCu3huZUr...0/DSCN6917.JPG
                      Scott
                      CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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                      • #12
                        Re: What goes there

                        Knew there was a post on this somewhere:

                        http://vb.taylorcraft.org/showthread...=fuselage+tabs
                        Scott
                        CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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                        • #13
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                          I guess I will have to find a use for them. Maybe mount a beer cooler.

                          Jim

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                          • #14
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                            My 41 had them fold over flat and screw down the floor board....
                            N29787
                            '41 BC12-65

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                            • #15
                              My 41 had a kick panel from Hat Shelf board (the stuff that was used to make the shelf under the rear window on old cars that gentlemen put their hat on while driving). It is really nothing but a piece of thick cardboard with a leather pattern pressed into one side. Falls to pieces if you get it wet. It was also originally used for the glare shield and its lack of water resistance explains why so few planes still have it! The top edge of the kick panel was attached to the tabs with screws into Tinneman nuts in some old photos so that is how I did mine. I also found what looked like glue on an old wood floor board that matched up exactly for a wood strip to keep the bottom of the kick panel in place. First photo is of the old floorboards I found and second is the ones I made. That is the repro batt box in the second and the brackets on the right of the old one are for the fire extinguisher that I am still looking for.

                              Hank
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