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Hung the exhaust, located the seat heat control, routed the heat vent control, measured and ordered the prop and throttle cables. I also installed the prop cable bracket and reclocked the governor for the unusual prop cable.

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Lots of Progress

Cheryl helped me all day on the airplane! We got a lot done. Cheryl sanded down the leading edge of the canopy to prep for the fiberglass fairing. 53 more words

Finishing Kit

Instrument Panel Test Fit

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Jean gave me an instrument panel a few weeks ago since he knows I have to buy the canopy kit :-). I thought I should see how it fit and what concerns there may be with the control sticks and control stick grips. 481 more words


Main Displays!

Matt and I connected the OAT wiring, shortened the pilot stick so it didn’t hit the panel, did some other minor wiring, and installed the two main displays. Everything powered up!

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Flaps, OAT and Vent

Installed the flap switch, OAT probe, ran battery monitor wires and interior vents. Thanks for the help Matt!

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More Panel Tasks

Installed the key switch. I went with a barrel key switch, a little more robust than the original. Installed the passenger side switches that control the start batteries and the panel lighting. 9 more words

Instrument Panel