11AC Bulkhead Questions

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11AC Bulkhead Questions

Post by nippaero » Fri Jul 27, 2018 14:29

I have a couple questions about the bulkeads on my Chief. I am making new bulkheads. I called Wag Aero and AS to see what their bulkheads are made out of. It sounds like they are 3 ply pine. I was going to use birch ply. Any reason not to?

Question on the stiffeners I found on my old bulkheads in the pictures below. I am guessing these were added over the years by people making repairs. Should any of my new bulkheads have stiffeners? Particularly the bottom bulkhead under the seat?

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Re: 11AC Bulkhead Questions

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Jul 27, 2018 22:54

I'd put the stiffeners in. They don't have to be as big as the current pieces. Birch (5ply) would be my wood of choice. The factory used commercial grade 1/4' plywood.
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Re: 11AC Bulkhead Questions

Post by nippaero » Mon Jul 30, 2018 09:56

Thanks Paul. I have some Birch 5 Ply. How about the stringers?

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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Mon Jul 30, 2018 22:33

T section stringers. Can be ordered from ACS, but hold on cost is about $1.00 a foot.
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Re: 11AC Bulkhead Questions

Post by nippaero » Thu Aug 09, 2018 22:32

Ended up ordering stringer material and T stringers from Aircraft Spruce. Now I'm just waiting for them to ship. 8)

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