Yesterday Tim Spreen of the FAA gave N526T one serious inspection. He accepted my application for airworthiness. In other words, legally, this is now an airplane and no longer just a pile of parts. The operating limitations have no significant limitations. My test area is nearly the entire state of Wisconsin. Next step is to reassemble the airplane, do some taxi procedures, and if all goes well a first flight in the very near future!
A huge thanks to Mike at SteinAir for the layout of my panel warning lights and engraving. He sent this rendering of the panel. Incredible! I also had rockerswitchpros.com make the custom switches.
Tonight I crimped my first d-sub connectors for the Garmin magnetometer. I also installed the mounting bracket and the magnetometer itself.
Yesterday, Cheryl and I riveted on the interior braces to the canopy frame. I then installed the struts that hold the frame upright for entry to the cockpit.