Panel Planning [4.5 Hours]
[July 1, 2008][2.5 Hours] Measuring panel interfernce with subpanel
[September 15, 2008]Panel Finalized
[September 23, 2008]Ordered EFIS's
[October 21, 2008]Grand Rapids EFIS's arrive
[October 31, 2008][2 Hours] Fired up GRT EFIS's

Panel Cutting [98.8 Hours]
[December 28, 2008][6 Hours] Cut the EFIS and avionics holes in panel
[December 29, 2008][2 Hours] Made angle for avionics
[January 5, 2009][2.5 Hours] Drilled avionics stack support angles to panel
[January 6, 2009][3 Hours] Drilled avionics tray to support angles; cut subpanel
[January 7, 2009][1 Hour] Made transponder support straps
[January 8, 2009][1 Hour] Cut map box door
[January 10, 2009][3.5 Hours] Provisioned for air vents; cut map box cutout
[January 11, 2009][4 Hours] More map box work
[January 12, 2009][1 Hour] Measure Grand Rapids EIS dimensions.
[January 13, 2009][2.5 Hours] Reinforced subpanel for map box cutout, started EIS mounting
[January 15, 2009][4 Hours] Vent Mounts
[January 23, 2009][2 Hours] Finished vent mounts
[February 14, 2009][3 Hours] Reinforced avionics and mapbox cutouts in subpanel
[February 15, 2009][8 Hours] Fabricated left panel support and aux battery tray
[February 23, 2009][2 Hours] Cut EIS holes
[February 24, 2009][3 Hours] Finished EIS cutout. Cut round instrument holes
[February 25, 2009][3 Hours] Finished round instrument cutouts; cutout trim indicators
[February 27, 2009][2 Hours] Parking brake, starter and switch planning
[February 28, 2009][3 Hours] Cut switch holes.
[March 1, 2009][4 Hours] Fabricated support for throttle bracket
[March 2, 2009][1.5 Hours] Finished control support bracket; painted parts
[March 10, 2009][0.5 Hours] Started anti-rotation switch bracket
[September 12, 2009][8 Hours] Odds and ends to finish panel
[September 14, 2009][1.5 Hours] Trying to patch altimeter cutout
[September 15, 2009][1.5 Hours] More hole patching in panel; map box latching mechanism work
[October 1, 2009][2 Hours] Prepped top of panel
[October 2, 2009][1.5 Hours] More panel prep
[October 4, 2009][2.5 Hours] Painted Panel
[October 5, 2009][1.5 Hours] More panel painting
[October 6, 2009][2 Hours] More panel painting
[October 8, 2009][2.5 Hours] More painting
[October 12, 2009][2 Hours] Played around with labels
[October 13, 2009][1 Hour] Success with labels
[October 14, 2009][0.75 Hours] Label Practice
[October 20, 2009][2 Hours] Started labeling panel
[October 21, 2009][3 Hours] Finished labeling main panel
[October 23, 2009][2 Hours] Labeled throttle quadrant
[October 26, 2009][2.5 Hours] Started installing panel

Wiring [111 Hours]
[January 29, 2009]Wiring Planning
[February 20, 2009][1 Hour] Started alternator and starter wiring
[February 21, 2009][6 Hours] Wired battery, starters, alternator, etc..
[February 26, 2009][3 Hours] Finalized alternator and starter wires
[February 28, 2009][3 Hours] Aux Battery fuse block mount, battery ground Magetometer wire run
[March 6, 2009][1 Hour] Mounted new E-bus, aux batt fuse block
[March 8, 2009][3 Hours] Installed diodes; started wiring up major busses
[March 16, 2009][4 Hours] Finished wiring up bus feeds....Flipped the master!
[March 18, 2009][2.5 Hours] Wired up starter and second EFIS
[March 19, 2009][2.5 Hours] Finished wiring up all busses
[June 10, 2009][1 Hour] Made 12v to 5v adapter for second GPS
[June 16, 2009][2 Hours] Started on avionics harness
[June 17, 2009][2 Hours] Avionics Harness - power NAV1
[June 22, 2009][2 Hours] Avionics Harness - COM1 and COM2
[June 23, 2009][2 Hours] Avionics Harness - Pilot and CoPilot Mic, Phones and PTT
[June 26, 2009][2 Hours] Finished Avionics Harness
[July 31, 2009][20 Hours] Avionics wired up, a bunch of work.
[August 2, 2009][4 Hours] Installed remaining avionics and started running wires back
[August 4, 2009][3 Hours] Programmed EIS auxiliary inputs, MAP, EGT/CHT wires
[August 5, 2009][3 Hours] Headset jacks installed zip tie bases
[August 7, 2009][5 Hours] Wired headset jacks, ran magnetometer wire
[August 8, 2009][3 Hours] Installed dimmers
[August 9, 2009][4 Hours] Capacitive Converters, Fuel Pump
[August 10, 2009][2.5 Hours] Started wiring trim indicators
[August 11, 2009][1 Hour] More trim wiring
[August 12, 2009][2.5 Hours] Finished wiring trim system
[August 13, 2009][1.5 Hours] Ran wires for wingtip/tail lights
[August 17, 2009][2 Hours] More wingtip wire work
[August 18, 2009][1 Hour] Finished the mid-fuselage lighring wiring
[August 19, 2009][3.5 Hours] Lots of wiring, little to show...
[August 20, 2009][2 Hours] wired the wig-wag flasher
[August 24, 2009][1.5 Hours] Wired up strobe, nav, taxi and landing lights to switches
[August 25, 2009][3 Hours] Finished switch wiring, started stick wiring
[August 26, 2009][2 Hours] More pilot stick wiring
[August 28, 2009][1.5 Hours] Pilot stick wiring
[September 6, 2009][2.5 Hours] Ran ELT wires started lacing wires groups
[September 8, 2009][2 Hours] Finished co-pilot stick, laced some more wire
[September 10, 2009][2 Hours] Secured wire bundle
[October 28, 2009][1.5 Hours] Installed throttle bracket; wired aux audio


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