Tanya & Bryan Duke's RV-6 Panel Rebuild
17 Aug 05: Today I pretty much finished cleaning up all the wiring behind the panel, finished the audio
input/output jack installation and installed the
airspeed and attitude indicator. As part of the wiring cleanup, I re-routed the wiring harness for the autopilot.
I'm working on a slight plumbing issue with my vacuum gauge before I install it. I
need to run the new wiring for the instrument lights too.
Here are the two audio jacks installed & ready to go.
All the wiring cleanup & bundling on the right side of the cockpit is done. The two gray cables near the left
rudder pedal are the throttle and mixture pushrods. I secured those out of the way right after I took this photo.
There's something to be said for having a central grounding location...or a ground buss. I did not redo the
grounds for the wiring, so you get lots of little ground planes like this. This should be the last one.
I installed the airspeed indicator next. I still have to plumb the pitot/static lines, so it's not quite ready to
go. The little hole below the airspeed and autopilot is for the vacuum gauge. I have to do some plumbing work for
it to before it's ready to install.
I put the attitude indicator in next. I finished the vacuum line plumbing for it, so it's done!
Here's the whole panel at the end of the day. I have to do some trim work on the last of the sub-panels, but
other than that quick zap with the Dremel tool, it's ready to install next.
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