Brief Description: Section 45, Cabin Doors and Transparencies
Dec 1st, 2012, I started the left and right exterior flush mount handle, interior door handle mechanism, door locks, and PlaneAround center door latch. It took a while to verify the door cutouts and to understand exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Essentially I was combining three different products at one time that need to function as one unit without any larger amount of friction. With various measurements, marks, and cuts the fitting began with fairly good results. I first used the metal template for the IFlyRV10 Flush mount door handles. The metal template was perfect for making a very nice cutout in the exterior door panel. I then moved to Vans plans of making the internal door handle and locking mechanism. The flush door handle kit requires the interior vans handle mechanism to be modified by shortening the main shaft and inner shaft to accommodate the push button that is located in the center of the two shafts but exposed on the exterior of the door. I cut the gear racks as required by the plans and fit those into the door handle interior door pocket. I then moved to fitting the center door latch by PlaneAround. Made the cut out and fitted the gear box. I was able to get the left and right doors to the same finished state but wasn’t able to epoxy in the items needing to be affixed to the door yet. I called it a day after 12 hours.