March 5, 2021 – I installed the bracket for the ELT in the tailcone.
The dreaded Van’s ELT/strobe power supply bracket… at least for me, anyway. I didn’t have a good time doing the bracket on the right side for the ADSB, and this one was no different. I learned lessons the first time, so I guess there’s that…
These brackets fit between the stringers just aft of the baggage compartment wall.
I also made the doubler for the ELT antenna. This will go just forward of the vertical stabilizer.
Another project I decided to do was to install a conduit under the left seat and baggage compartment floor for the pitot and AOA tubing from the left wing. It was a drag to have to drill up these panels, but it will be worth it. Once again, I wish I had known back then how things were going to go late in the game.