I also had a bit of great news from SteinAir, my avionics have arrived in their shop! They have me on a list to build the wiring harnesses so it will be a bit until I actually see them but I'm one step closer! I don't think I have listed what all is included on this blog so ...
GDU 460 - EFIS. This is the display screen you see in the pictures below. This also includes the ADAHRS modules (for flight data), engine monitoring module, and the magnetometer for magnetic heading.
GTR-20 remote communication radio. This is the main radio I will use to communicate.
GTX-23 remote transponder. This tells radar towers where I am and what altitude.
GDL-39R ADSB. This is a new gadget that gives me current weather and traffic information while I am in the air.
GNS400- This is a precision WAAS GPS that can be used for IFR. I don't have my IFR rating yet but I plan on getting it as soon as possible after the plane is flying.
Heated Pitot with Angle of Attack. This is a new stall warning system.
I did get a few things done on the airplane ... see below.
|I went ahead and installed the instrument panel again. This time I riveted the frame in for good because I need to fabricate those two side pieces. More on that in the next couple of pictures but its starting to come together again.|
|Oh yea, Easter dinner was in there somewhere...|
|I also managed to get the vent hoses installed on both sides. Its not hooked up right now because I had to remove the metal brackets I fabricated (the ones with the vent "eyeball's") to be powder coated.|
|Here is the corner bracket after I drilled the hole for the auxiliary power port. One of these on the other side as well.|