How the @#$%& do you remove the RAM plates on the PA?!?!?!?
I just tried to remove the port RAM plate and found that the two forward screws turn but do not loosen. At first I freaked, thinking that the female thread anchors had stripped out of the plastic. But after removing the front hatch pan and feeling around, I found that the two forward screws are bolted thru the hull and secured from the underside with washers and nuts. They're not easy/impossible to get to with the rod tubes in the way.
I assume I'll need to remove the rod tube assy to get to access the nuts to remove the RAM plate - which in itself will not be easy as the upper left rod tube assy screw is very close to the underside of the RAM plate so you can't get a straight shot at it with a screw driver. Before I go to the trouble of removing the rod tube assy I thought I'd ask all you PA experts to share your collective wisdom on this.
Thanks in advance,