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  #131  
Old 06-01-2021, 08:50 PM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
 
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Default Just me

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Originally Posted by Draker View Post
You can at least do the "smoke test" to ensure all your power lines go to power and data lines go to data. I lit up my panel right after wiring to make sure, with no antennas attached. Nothing popped or smoked, but I did find one RS-232 pair with Tx and Rx reversed.
I was trying to figure out how to apply power on the bench and I realized there are so many interfaces not hooked up it seemed pointless. So for one last time I ohm checked all the power and ground wires. I thought I had a short when the power to ground measurement read 80 ohms. I started freaking out and then realized the taxi light relay was in circuit. Everything measured OK.

Next step is to finish all I can in the cockpit before installing the panel..
I am almost there…….
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:35 PM
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Default Final Fuse Push

Now that the panel is done enough to install, I have been working to finish all the fuselage stuff to limit the amount of work I need to do on my back once the panel is installed.

First off was to finish the fuel lines. I have been putting this off because I didn't want to keep hitting them as I walked around the airplane. Now it was time to install. My hat is off to those who did this per the plans; I was not able to get a single line from the valve to the wing roots, so I broke it up into three pieces. Ya the extra breaks have more potential for leaks, but I am using 200 PSI fittings for a maximum of 8 psi; so I think it will be OK.

Next up was figuring out the GPS and XM antenna placements. I was planning on putting them just forward of the firewall, exactly like what is NOT recommended due to heat. Then I thought about a place on the glare shield, but I didn't like seeing over them all the time. I thought the rear turtle deck would not work because I was afraid the canopy would not slide over them. Turns out someone posted a picture on these forums and guess what, the canopy clears them by a large margin. So I ended up installing the GPS antennas in the preferred locations on top the fuselage. Now I have to spend $200 on 50 feet of RG400 cable to run to the back. Oh well. Here are my antennas installed temporarily so that I can run the antenna wires. I think this is going to work out great!
I also installed the parking brake handle. I had to redo the idiot light switch. (I was an idiot the first time). I had it activate when the lever pushed on it, but a slight shaking would cause it to be intermittent. I changed it so that it is activated when the lever sweeps past it; no longer susceptible to vibrations.
I still need to torque everything, and then torque strip.
Next up is prep for the engine mount install, then install the panel, then hang the engine. Lots to do.
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Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
www.pilotjohnsrv9.blogspot.com

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Old 06-19-2021, 09:43 AM
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Default Baggage Lights

Just quick update, installed the baggage lights and tested them at night.

I thought this was the last of crawling in the back, then I looked on the shelf and realized I need to install the ELT antenna. 90% done, 90% to go. My method to my madness is to install what I can so that my shelves are less cluttered and I can find parts quicker.
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Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
www.pilotjohnsrv9.blogspot.com
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