Seatbelt Tabs

This morning I made and installed some mounting tabs for the front seat belt crotch straps. I used 1/8 inch 4130 steel.

Seat belt tab blanks

Seat belt tab blanks


I removed much of the metal to save weight.
Shaped Blanks

Shaped Blanks


I had a hard time coming up with a good mounting method that would put everything in the right place. This is the best that I could come up with.
Tab mounting location

Tab mounting location


A while back I shorted the SD-8’s ammeter shunt while I was working on something under the cowl. After a discussion with Bob Nuckolls on the AeroElectric list, I decided to replace the fuse link that was there to protect that shunt. He recommended a fuse instead of a fuse link, since that’s what’s in the Z13/8 drawing now. I ordered this fuse holder, which uses a gasket that is very similar to the weatherpack connectors.
Waterproof ATC Fuse holder

Waterproof ATC Fuse holder


It’s a good thing that I replaced the fuse link. Here’s what it looked like when I took it out of the fiberglass sheath.
Overloaded fuse link

Overloaded fuse link


Afterwards I killed a few minutes by peeling more of the protective plastic off of the wing skins.

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