Yesterday I spent most of the day at the hangar cleaning up and working on the installation of the VPX mounting brackets.
I started with the rough position of the mounting brackets under the sub panel ribs. This will be the final position of the VPX under the panel.
Each corner needed a nut plate installed, so I match drilled the brackets to the ribs, and then lined up the nuplates and clamped them in place.
I then drilled all the nut plates, deburred, dimpled, and riveted the nut plates to the sub panel ribs.
Here’s the close up of one of the nut plates riveted in place with the angle bracket loosely held in place with a mounting screw.
During the day, a friend of mine visited the hangar to check out the project. He took this awesome picture, thanks for hanging out (and helping) Andrew!
It was fun to chat about the project, and airplanes in general. I always enjoy sharing my love for aviation with other people.
Later in the day, I received a nice shipment from Dynon! My autopilot panel, and my comm radio were delivered! These are some of the final components in my avionics package. The remaining component is the second HDX screen.
These buttons are very satisfying to push! I’m looking forward to installing this in the plane soon!