Installed the key switch. I went with a barrel key switch, a little more robust than the original. Installed the passenger side switches that control the start batteries and the panel lighting. Next, installed the pilot and copilot usb charging sockets.
More wiring lit up the panel!
All of the annunciation lights are now wired up. Also installed the test/reset button for the carbon monoxide detector. Installed the ELT control in the panel.
Working on panel switches, etc.
Cut the carbon fiber instrument panel frame and fitted it to the sub panel. Almost done with the fuselage kit. I also opened up the finish kit. More work…
Tonight I did some more dimpling and deburring in an effort to be ready to rivet on Saturday and Sunday.
I also installed the ELT bracket. For those of you playing along, that’s the Emergency Locate Transmitter. It sends up a signal to satellites with your GPS coordinates and transmits a homing beacon if you crash.
Tonight I match drilled the tail cone and then deburred all the holes. Tomorrow I’ll tackle breaking all the edges on the skins.
I also received my carbon fiber instrument panel by Aerosport Products. It’s really purdy!