Sunday, February 16, 2020

New "V block" mount in progress

One of the contributions of the Airballs to the universe is ways of mounting reasonably lightweight, compact junk to your plane in a secure but "tool free" manner. Our mounts so far have been 3D printed to the exact contours of the struts. We have versions for a Citabria, Super Decathlon, C172, and RANS S-6S.

This arrangement is very secure, but leads to a rather bulky 3D printed chunk though, and may not be universally applicable. This has led us to consider a more generic "V block" shape, where we augment the 3D printed parts with a piece of aluminum angle and add some padding. This is what we have so far. It seems just as secure as the custom-contoured version. Stay tuned for more details.

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