Many builders find a desire for creating at least
one more inspection/access panel
in their aircraft. Being able to quickly inspect critical areas inside the airframe or wing is important for safety reasons. Also, for maintenance and repairs, getting at mechanical and electrical components is crucial.
Usually, the designer of the aircraft has inspection areas already located on the blueprints. However, it is not uncommon
to need additional access
to other mechanical and electrical hubs that require the occasional attention within the airframe.
Watch how we examine some commonly used techniques and materials for installing access panels in a metal homebuilt. For extra fast installation, we highlight a ready-made kit that makes this work a snap! Practically every shape and size opening can be accommodated!