I started out today by putting the control sticks back in. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the left stick that will allow the push-to-talk switch to fit through.
Next I attacked the 0.025″ aluminum panel that I’ve spent the last few days making. I didn’t weigh it before and after, but hopefully it saved an ounce or two.
I was ready to add a few wires to the left wing conduit, but it made sense to do as much work as possible while the wires were convenient and outside of the airplane.
I added a piece of tie-wrap to use for future wire additions, then added the magnetometer wire and OAT probe wires to the left wing conduit. Lastly, I took a few measurements to see if I’ll be able to find studs for the Hartzell prop governor.
This flange design seems problematic. Even if I can get the right length of studs, it looks like installation would be quite a hassle.