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With the firewall finished I now have all the major components assembled and have to work out how, and in what order, to put these things together. Part of the problem to solve is where the non-metal parts go that aren't covered by the instructions but clearly have to be installed before panels get riveted over them.
So that got me thinking about my panel and I think I am fairly comfortable with this as my first "definite" decision; can't help feeling I will make more decisions before I am done.
iEFIS from MGL: http://www.mglavionics.com/html/iefis.html
Transponder: Panel mounted STX165 from Sandia http://www.sandia.aero/?q=STX165
Radio: V06 from MGL http://www.mglavionics.com/html/radios.html
Power Panel: one of the Composite Design ones that fits best http://compositedesigninc.com/Standard_Power_Panel.htm
and of course there will be the ELT and flaperons indicators etc.
ELT and COM antennas will go on top of the fuselage, forward of the baggage back (thinking one on the baggage back, the other sharing the rivet line on the top channel). Transponder antenna underneath the baggage compartment, ELT back there also.
I wonder a little about adding some steam gauges but after looking at videos of Zenith's 750 and the new Cruzer I think I would do just fine with the list above. Not sure I can afford that, let alone adding more to it. I need to find some life size images of this things to see how/if it will fit.
Anyway, mostly thinking out loud and maybe if someone reads this they can scream at me that I am being stupid or crazy. All ideas and suggestions accepted, all a learning experience for me.