Avionics shelf: 5.0 hours

Fabricated ELT support angles and match drilled to shelf. Countersunk required holes and deburred all parts. Will have to wait until I have the units in hand to complete the shelf. 

Installed click bonds to aft fuselage side skins.


Avionics shelf: 4.2 hours

Fabricated transponder mounts from leftover angle. Match drilled angles to shelf then match drilled shelf to longerons.

Transponder will mount to the bottom of the shelf and ELT will be on the top.

Fuel lines & avionics shelf: 1.7 hours

Installed fuel pump flex lines from Aircraft Specialty. 

Trimmed avionics shelf to final size. Fabricate support angles.


Wiring: 3.4 hours

Decided to redo the pitch trim servo wiring. The heat shrink made the wires too stiff. I have more flexible wiring now so the transition from the elevator horn to the aft deck should work better.

Past couple of weeks have been unproductive build wise due to extensive electrical planning. The complexity of the electrical system, avionics, and building in redundant systems has proved to be challenging. Fortunately I have access to Aeroelectric connetion, Garmin and EFII engineering support. I’m making progress albeit slow and that’s okay. In the end I need a reiable and robust system so good planning now should pay off later.


Boost pumps: 3.7 hours

Trimmed fuel return line. Decided to go with flex lines from pump to firewall. Installed boost pump wiring.


Instrument panel cover & wiring: 6.6 hours

Finished match drilling instrument panel cover, trimmed cover to instrument sub panel, and countersunk holes. 

Installed start contactor platenuts and crosstie diode. Crimped various terminals and installed snap bushings. Began tail light wire and static line run. Began lacing magnetometer wire.


Various:  3.5 hours

Installed baggage door latch mechanism. Drilled latch pin bushings to proper diameter. Trimmed instrument panel fillets.