- Feb 10, 2017
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Must be a scratch build, otherwise someone would have recognized it by now.
What do you make of the attached picture? The coupler is glued to the payload section. As the picture shows, on the bottom of the payload section/coupler there's a plywood bulkhead with a 1/2" hole in the middle. How am I to attach the shock cord to that? Only thing I can think of is to enlarge the hole until its big enough so I can pass my pinky through it to hold the nut for an eyebolt. Or maybe stick the nut with gum to the end of a 4' dowel and run the dowel through the payload tube. Any better ideas?
@jadebox - I think you are right! Thank you!
Why did the builder make that big hole in the bulkhead and glue it in without attaching the eyebolt, what was he thinking? Installation of an eyebolt may be doable but it won't be easy.
Perhaps a better alternative to an eyebolt would be to drill a second hole in the bulkhead, fish a piece of kevlar rope through the holes, then tie the ends of the kevlar into a loop?
It's 27" from the top of the payload tube to the bulkhead. I think I can get a nut on an eyebolt by sticking the nut to the end of a long dowel. The washer will be trickier. The coupler would have made a fine Av bay had he not glued the top half to the payload tube.
@AlfaBrewer - The scotch sounds good. Instead of drilling a hole in the side of the coupler, I think I could just enlarge the 1/2" hole in the bulkhead a bit and get my finger through to hold the nut. But at the moment I'm leaning towards the kevlar rope instead of an eyebolt.