Patent Number: 6,293,016

Title: Methods of securing an aircraft armament support plank to a floor section of an aircraft cabin area

Abstract: Opposite ends of the central section of an armament support plank structure are secured to the floor area of an aircraft cabin area, in a load transfer relationship with an underfloor support beam, by securing a skin doubler member to the support beam and replacing a portion of an existing floor panel which overlies the support beam with a specially designed apertured plank mounting plate which pivotally receives mounting struts. When it is desired to operatively mount the support plank structure on the cabin floor area, the struts are pivoted upwardly relative to their associated mounting plate and secured to the opposite ends of the central support plank section. Armament loads on the opposite ends of the central support plank section are efficiently transferred to the underlying, skin doubler-reinforced support beam.

Inventors: Sanderson; Paul H. (Lewisville, TX)


International Classification: B64D 7/00 (20060101); B64D 7/02 (20060101); F41A 23/00 (20060101); F41A 23/20 (20060101); B23P 006/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018