Panel Wiring

Panel wiring completed with the exception of the ground bus.  After flying for awhile I realized that the GPS should be moved off the panel and the Engine Monitoring System display should be moved up.

Old and New panels shown.

Wiring the voltage regulator

I started wiring the voltage regulator today.  I had to shorten the shield and install new crimp leads on the two wires coming from the generator.


Panel wiring

I’ve nearly completed the wiring of the instrument panel.  Plan to do a 100% pin by pin ring test of all connections.  Ordered several yellow #6 hole crimp lugs that I will use to tie the panel ground to a common point.  The ground for the engine monitoring display will be tied back to engine ground.  Wiring included connecting all of the wires to the panel side and engine side connectors and pulling in the main wiring harness.


Instrument panel and controls

I installed the main wiring harness inside one of the frame tubes. I also fabricated a mounting bracket for the cockpit side main wiring harness and started wiring the panel.  The bracket will hold the 24pin connector and make wiring much easier.     I’ve mounted the main control cluster but will wait until the seat is repaired before continuing.


Some of the instruments that will be installed on the front panel.