Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

6 hrs
Finished wrapping electrical lines and shrink wrapping switch fastons.
Removed the panel one last time. Should get the labels this week, and then I can finally install all of the switch guards.
Removed avionics stack and adjusted position of 430 tray. The 430 was sticking out about 3/16", not sure why it was so far off. But was able to adjust the holes in the braces to move it back. Reinstall stack. That whole process wasn't quite as bad as I feared.

And just like that it's time to switch gears and start prepping for riveting.

Primed and painted underside of top skin with hammered black.

Cut holes for eyeball lights in the spar caps. Paint with hammered black. These are likely to be covered up with an interior package panel, but in the meantime this will look reasonably nice.
Drilled holes in panel for light strip wire pass through and 12V N connector. Two small details that are nice to have done. The N connector is a standard power jack size, purchased from Radio Shack. This has a nice small footprint on the panel, and I'll make an adapter to go from that to the cigarette lighter jack.