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.
James Below came over and primed and painted a small portion of the fuselage that the instrument panel will rest on. He’s painting the instrument panel tonight. This weekend I will begin installing the displays and switches.
Yesterday we swapped out a couple of bad starter solenoids. That solved the problem of my starter spinning up without being triggered. We also installed the oil pressure hose from the engine to the sensor.
Haven’t posted anything in a while but I have been busy. The manifold pressure lines have been run, the oil, fuel, and manifold pressure sensors wired. earthx batteries installed, EGT and CHT sensors installed and wired. Two GPS antennas installed, prop governor installed.
Steve Melton on VAF designed this fuel drain valve fairing and sent me the file. The boys got a new printer last week so Matt is printing a couple of these!
Cut down the control stick to install the grips. I went with the Tosten CS8 grips that will control the trim, push to talk, autopilot disconnect, transponder ident, and radio flip flop.