Tonight I spent a few hours finishing the canopy bracing.
Here are the rivets on the underside of the canopy skin. The bottom are pulled rivets and the top ones are solid rivets.
The center brace.
Here’s the right side brace. One rivet will need to be redone as the bucking bar slipped.
The entire frame will get painted with my interior paint, a dark gunmetal gray.
I wrapped up the night by testing out my panel lights.
I’m using a high density led strip that has a silicone diffuser. They are very bright, but will be wired to a dimmer switch on the panel for fine adjustment. I may switch to a more blue light for better night vision. I’ll be adding these strips to other parts of the interior to aid in visibility during night operations, the baggage area in particular.