Brief Description: Door Fitting, door seal, door strut
December 9th I started the day but sanding the inner door seal to the proper height for the McMaster Carr door seal to fit properly. Various sanding techniques were required to lower the inner ridge of the door opening. This took about 6 hours.
Mounted the hydraulic door struts to both doors. I had to modify the Bansbach strut attachment point to be slightly more narrow to attach to the PlaneAround cabin top strut bracket that is made for the after market door seal. 5 hours.
Drilled the PlaneAround center door locking block into the fuselage. This is the center latch thta helps pull in the center of the door. This is the after market latch mechanism solution for the SB that Vans Issued. I had to modify the center blocks to lower their height so the shaft would clear them. 2 hours.