Project Log - May, 2004 
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May, 2004

May 11, 2004 - 3.5 hours
Finally started working on the panel. I started by building the map box and cutting the hole in the panel.

May 14, 2004 - 1.5 hours
Spent some time on the map box. The panel hole wasn't quit big enough and needed to be enlarged.

May 15, 2004 - 4 hours
Worked on the structure around the sub panel for the map box and started cutting square holes in the panel for radios.

This is the map box hole with the map box clecoed on.

The sub panel has to be cut and reinforced where the map box passes through.

The first square hole I cut was for the MP3 player.

This is a shot of some of the parts that I have to find a place for in the panel. It's all so very exciting.

The transponder and the comm fit quite nicely.

This is the EIS 4000 Engine monitor.

Another shot of the transponder and comm

The beginnings of how I am going to secure the radio tray in the back.

May 22, 2004 - 0.5 hours
Marshall called and asked if I wanted to fly to Brenham and have lunch. After we flew all over SE Texas looking at airplanes I got a chance to borrow that instrument hole punch and we knocked out the holes for my Dynon, Tru-Trak and my EI fuel gauge. It's hard to believe that is all the round holes that I have but that's it.

May 23, 2004 - 2 hours
I drilled the screw holes for the round instruments with my trusty instrument hole jig. I also laid out where I wanted to put the AOA indicator. Oh and went sailing too.

This jig is used to drill the four mounting holes around either standard sized instrument hole.

I just couldn't resist mounting the D-10, the autopilot and the fuel gauge just to see what they looked like.

May 24, 2004 - 2.1 hours
Cut the hole for the AOA indicator. I also punched the hole for the 25-pin D-sub connector that I may use on the control stick wiring. The more I think about this the less I like the idea though.

At first I thought I would drill a hole in the sub panel for the pitot static lines to pass through and this was how I was going to mark the holes but after I tried the elbows, I decided that they would work well enough, so I never drilled the holes.

This is the Proprietary Software Systems Angle of Attack indicator.

I am thinking of using a 25-pin D-sub for the Inifinity stick grip functions. This is a D-dub punch that I borrowed from work.

The punch makes a perfect hole for a D-sub connector. Now I am thinking I might rather put a terminal strip here instead.

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