The Belly Pod is a luggage van appendix, completely carried out in aluminium plate, created for the usage on aircrafts Savannah™, Bingo!, SuperBingo e Bingo 4S.
Designed to be quickly assembled, disassembled and assembled again, it permits to load up to 20 kilos of luggage!
The Belly Pod is fixed to the fuselage by some connection points:
- Front connections: two uniballs fixed with two angulars by AN3-12A, Locknut, and washer.
The uniballs are fixed with a nut and a locknut.
- Lateral connections: Two for each side, they hold up the luggage by AN3-04A, locknut and washer.
- Rear connections: two dzusts fix the rear door to the fuselage.
It is possible to gain access to the luggage van both laterally, through a little door closed by dzusts, and at the back, through a little door fixed , when closed, by two safety fastener and two dzusts.
Flying performances, such as takeoff, landing and, emergency managings are not affected by the luggage van presence.
However, we imposed a maximum speed limit of 150 km/h (95 mph - 81 Knots), not due to structural problems, but because at higher speed, in the presence of turbulence conditions, it might cause prime swinging due to aerodynamic trouble; anyway these swings are never unstable.