Tanya & Bryan Duke's RV-6 Panel Rebuild

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20 May 05: New panel planning & new AF2500 & autopilot
23 May 05: Measurements & new autopilot install
24 May 05: Panel redesign & gutting old engine temp probes
26 May 05: Panel CAD files are done & sent to the water jet
27 May 05: The cut panel is back from Pro Cutting
28 May 05: Old instrument removal & instrument test fitting
29 May 05: Old panel removal & new panel fitting
30 May 05: Memorial Day flyby & EFIS/Lite flush mount
06 Jun 05: Instrument & radio mounting prep
20 Jun 05: No progress! I'm at Maple Flag in Canada.
23 Jun 05: Still in Canada...ordered stick grips & trim
26 Jun 05: Removed elevator trim, mixture, throttle & heat cables
01 Jul 05: Removed the last 3 to-be painted sub-panels
02 Jul 05: Removed old engine gauges & started AF2500 sensor install
03 Jul 05: Wired new switches & engine sensors, removed Loran antenna
04 Jul 05: Wired new circuit breakers, routed engine sensor wire & fit panel
06 Jul 05: Updated EFIS/Lite software, fit panel, more new stuff
07 Jul 05: Prep work & priming
14 Jul 05: Hanging out in Japan
17 Jul 05: Painted the new panel
23 Jul 05: Re-ran engine sensor wire, cut holes, polished panel
24 Jul 05: AF2500 analog module mounting
25 Jul 05: Ordered photo etched lables for panel
26 Jul 05: Autopilot & other wiring
27 Jul 05: Connecting the AF2500 Analog Module
30 Jul 05: Securing engine monitor wiring & building trim servo brackets
31 Jul 05: Finished mount construction for elevator trim servo
01 Aug 05: Canopy release rework plus odds & ends
02 Aug 05: Radio tray supports and power adapter
03 Aug 05: Panel labels and amp sensor installation
04 Aug 05: Flap sensor planning & more EFIS wiring
06 Aug 05: Painted screws, cooling fan, oil/fuel pressure manifold
07 Aug 05: Installed new panel! Loran antenna patch work
09 Aug 05: Sub-panel, vent & fuse mounting
10 Aug 05: Circuit breaker & switch installation
11 Aug 05: Headset & radio stack hookups, autopilot & throttle quadrant
15 Aug 05: MP3 & autopilot nav mode switch wiring, power adapter
16 Aug 05: More MP3, installed radio, transponder & CDI + wiring work
17 Aug 05: Finished MP3 jack, installed ADI, airspeed + wiring work
19 Aug 05: Vacuum gauge, altimeter, center sub-panel, instrument lights
20 Aug 05: Cabin air, intercom, switch covers, pushrods & g-meter
21 Aug 05: Finished cabin heat, EFIS#2 cover, started stick grip install
23 Aug 05: More right stick grip work
24 Aug 05: Finished install of right stick grip...except for the wiring
26 Aug 05: Home made EFIS parts, left stick grip install
27 Aug 05: Gas gauge calibration, bulkheads, covers, panels, wiring terminals
28 Aug 05: Removed & reinstalled the stick grips, stick wiring, cowling
30 Aug 05: Troubleshooting, preflight stuff
31 Aug 05: Oxygen tank brackets, upholstery
01 Sep 05: Preflight & fly!
11 Sep 05: Two big flying weekends complete - Photo of the flying panel