November 18, 2015 – I re-clecoed the subpanel in place after getting the fuel vent lines done.
The first problem I ran into is the outboard corners of the bulkhead forward of the panel interfered with the vent lines. I really didn’t want to redo the vent lines, and I believe this small area is non-structural, so I cut 1 1/2″ off the flange on each side.
The next thing I found was that for some reason, the small angle between the center rib and that same bulkhead didn’t fit correctly. I had made and drilled one, but the holes didn’t line up. Sooo…I made a new one.
With that done, this was something I had been looking forward to.
I pulled out the DJM throttle quadrant I bought at Oshkosh. I knew I would have to engineer the mount for this. It was pretty straight-forward.
I clamped it to some .063″ 3/4×3/4 angle, then clamped that to the center bottom flange of the panel.
Since the bottom of the bulkhead forward of the panel is higher than the bottom of the panel (huh?), I couldn’t just attach the angles to the bottom of that bulkhead. So I made some angles to attach on the forward end.
I made sure everything was square and straight. Here’s the forest o’clamps:
Then I drilled it. It’s all pretty rock solid now.
Once that was done, I moved on to other things. Seems like I’m running out of things to do before the finish kit comes.