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  #111  
Old 04-07-2021, 11:40 PM
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Default Instrument panel

Just an update: after 3 months the subpanel wiring is almost done. I need to add the instrument panel to wire the subpanel and instrument panel together. Only 3 missed pins during subpanel wire check; not bad for 250 terminations.

Started cutting holes in panel for all the switches and stuff. Went old school with drill and file; seems to be acceptable if I dont get in a hurry.

Some days at the airport, it has been really slow. One day it was really really slow and I caught the blimp doing an approach and going missed. Cant imagine tower telling a following cessna 172 to slow down because he is overtaking traffic on final.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:34 AM
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I just thought about the blimp doing touch and goes and had to chuckle.
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Old 04-14-2021, 11:39 PM
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Default Panel Cutting

Just a quick update.
Finish initial cutting of panel; going old school with drill, jigsaw and file. It came out well I think.
Next Up is to test fit everything, mount center rack supports, then prime, paint, mark and re assemble switches before final wiring. I figure I will be done on a Tuesday.
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:52 AM
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I just thought about the blimp doing touch and goes and had to chuckle.
Every so often there’s been a blimp at LVK doing exactly that. They use the field south of 25L, come in right over the south hangars, drag their tie down ropes on the grass. Also, overheard on LVK tower frequency:
LVK tower: Cessna 123, traffic, 9 o’clock, blimp.
Cessna 123: Uh, still looking, can you call traffic again?
LVK tower: It’s a BLIMP, for Pete’s sake. Just look out your window!
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:31 AM
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Just a quick update.
Finish initial cutting of panel; going old school with drill, jigsaw and file. It came out well I think.
Next Up is to test fit everything, mount center rack supports, then prime, paint, mark and re assemble switches before final wiring. I figure I will be done on a Tuesday.
When folks ask, I always respond immediately with "Saturday"
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:32 AM
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When folks ask, I always respond immediately with "Saturday"
I think (a) Saturday too, but

you know what an pessimist is?
An optimist with experience.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:44 AM
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Just an update: after 3 months the subpanel wiring is almost done. I need to add the instrument panel to wire the subpanel and instrument panel together. Only 3 missed pins during subpanel wire check; not bad for 250 terminations.

Started cutting holes in panel for all the switches and stuff. Went old school with drill and file; seems to be acceptable if I dont get in a hurry.

Some days at the airport, it has been really slow. One day it was really really slow and I caught the blimp doing an approach and going missed. Cant imagine tower telling a following cessna 172 to slow down because he is overtaking traffic on final.


Maybe more of a "bounce" and go. ha

JD
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Old 04-18-2021, 10:39 PM
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Just an updated firewall forward schematic.
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Tail 98% done
Wings 98% done
Fuselage Kit 98% done
Finishing Kit 35% canopy done for now
Electrical 85% in work
Firewall Forward 5% in work
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:46 PM
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Panel painted and assembly started.
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RV9A- Status:
Tail 98% done
Wings 98% done
Fuselage Kit 98% done
Finishing Kit 35% canopy done for now
Electrical 85% in work
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
www.pilotjohnsrv9.blogspot.com
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:58 PM
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Panel painted and assembly started.
Looks awesome John! That sure is a nice panel!
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