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    I am getting ready to install the Firmin pod and am wondering if anyone might have any photos of the clamp installation in the rear. I am looking to see if their is only one slit made in the fabric and then the clamp fished through such that the clamp is under the fabric, except where the stem of the "P" exits, difficult at best, or if there are two slits with the clamp basically being on top of the fabric around the bottom outside of the tube?

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    The second one is what sounds right. The fabric is glued to the lower longeron, so unless you put the clamp on before you cover, the clamp will come out of the fabric two places and be exposed around the outside of the longeron. Some silicone neatly applied where the slits in the fabric are help to keep water out of the fuse.

    I don't have a pic handy, sorry.

    Pete D.

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    Thanks Pete!

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    Just FYI, I saw a really nice carbon fiber fuel belly pod (37gals, I think) specifically made for the carbon cub, no cutting of fabric or special clamps, ties into the existing brackets, built by Lewaero Works (Bob Wilson, 503-396-7352). Please call Bob for pricing, specs and specifics on the unit.IMG_1726.jpgIMG_1725.jpgIMG_1727.jpg
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    I picked up a Carbon Concepts belly pod in July from Randy in Wasilla. It has a lot of capacity and weighs 14 pounds.

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    Randy finishing up the installation.

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    Here's a my rear attach fittings. I didn't like the fabric slit/clamp method and welded an arm on a MS27405 clamp as shown and then attached it to a vertical fuselage tube.

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    Then this 4130 plate is attached to the new internal clamp using an AN3 bolt.

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    And the front attach fitting.

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    I prefer an all-cargo pod. If I want to carry some fuel then the fuel bags or jugs work fine in the pod.
    Last edited by Dan L; 09-12-2017 at 08:11 AM.
    Flying Carbon Cub EX #11

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    Dan, looks really nice I'll have to look into that. Thanks
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