Hi All;

I’m at the early steps of fitting my instrument panel. All seems pretty straightforward except for the radio stack/rack. 

I'm using a Garmin 327 xpndr and iCom radio, both traditional rack mount products. What did y’all do to provide a structure for the trays attachment point?

i believe a common approach is to just use L angle and span the distance between the cabin frame/panel and firewall. How did you fasten it on each end? 

Any other simple but strong solutions?

Thanks!!

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Hi Carl,  This is what I did.  All supported from the instrument panel.  I did add a 0.040" doubler on the front of the panel to help support everything.  Everything seems solid and has held up for 60 hours so far.  Good luck!

Thanks, Clint... I like the way you can effectively remove the entire stack if need be in the future. 

Aww, cmon.....no other suggestions?

I used standard L angles and a dimple die for flush A4 Zenith rivets. I laminated a piece of .040" aluminum to the stationary part of the panel with structural adhesive, which I don't recommend because the adhesive softened up from the heat of drilling holes. I added rivets to correct this.

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