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Old 12-02-2012, 11:45 AM
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When I did the Powder Coat at FPE for mine I didn't change any tolerances and things fit quite nicely. I'm not sure I would enlarge any openings unless something was already an exact fit of close tolerance.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 PM
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Exclamation Panel Ripping Time!

Spent a couple hours tonight starting the ripping out of the old panel....

First step, removed everything from the interior that is not nailed down:





Next step, turn it on for one last power up for old times sake:



Most of the avionics removed...I also got most of the switches out tonight but forgot to take a pic:



Most of the old system laying on the bench ready to be boxed up and shipped to a new home! Adios!



The goal for tomorrow is to get the rest of the stuff out of the panel and pull it. I will have to remove the engine control cables to make that happen.

When I got home, I found some of the supplies I ordered have arrived. I normally order all the things I can from Stein but I wanted an ACS key switch and needed an oil filter cutter so I added some stuff to the order to get free shipping:


Ironic that all of the older Dynon stuff is going out but yet something new from Dynon is going in....

The majority of the wiring supplies are due in from Stein tomorrow. The VP-X Pro is due in on Tuesday of next week.

I am told my new avionics are on their way and I should have them late next week.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:57 AM
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I'm definitely watching your progress. My plane is now down for a panel redux (just a modern simple VFR panel).

You have a nice panel already so the new one is going to be outstanding!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:57 AM
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Man...I'd like to upgrade to what you are taking out. I'm realizing I built my aircraft a long time ago!

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:16 AM
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I feel your pain and share in your joy! I am about 90% thru the process of installing a full blown Skyview system in my 9A project. A lot of decisions on placement and wiring have happened in a dynamic fashion as I await parts and or the resources to buy the parts. So far I love the Skiview system and I will be installing the last component, the ADS-B reciever next week. I'll wait to post pictures untill it is all finished and cleaned up.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:10 AM
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from what I can determine from RV folks is that one thing remains constant, changing the panel.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:42 AM
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Ahh...the memories - I think it was five years ago that we did the "panelectomy" on Mikey! One thing that will make your life easier...take the canopy off now. Getting it (and the struts) out of the way will really open up the work space.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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from what I can determine from RV folks is that one thing remains constant, changing the panel.
A blessing and a curse. Try doing what Brian is doing with a certified plane and you'd need to win the lottery!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:16 PM
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Ahh...the memories - I think it was five years ago that we did the "panelectomy" on Mikey! One thing that will make your life easier...take the canopy off now. Getting it (and the struts) out of the way will really open up the work space.

Paul
Yes Paul, that is the plan! I need a helper to get it off....

I want to work on the seal area anyway and I can't do that with the canopy on there.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:28 PM
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Default Major damage done!

Not sure what the heck I was thinking but I have totally destroyed the panel and electrical system today

I should remember doing all of this wiring in the past but I look at it today and it feels like someone else did it.

I started out the day clearing out the antenna farm on the canopy:




Here is how it looks with nothing but the leftovers remaining:



Then it was on to removing the trays and the old power system:






Then I pulled the cowling (and scratched it) and disconnected the control cables:




I went ahead and pulled the wires off the plugs for both the Mag and the P-mag for safety.




Also popped off the battery lead while I was in here to prevent forest fires:



Cowl went back on and the engine compartment went back under the blanket with the sump heater going.

At this point the old panel was able to be pulled:





It was much neater before I started cutting all of it apart!!!
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