Re: Panel Progress
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Love those military grade Amphenol disconnects that you have on the back side of the bulkhead. Very high quality work there. The only thing I would suggest is moving your fuel filter to a place that is easier to access and less messy to clean or replace. I did this by including a lockout valve next to the filter between it and then tank. This valve is always safetied open, except when doing maintenance. Closing it assures that tank contents will not backflow while I am changing the filter. You can then put the filter below the header tank for easier access and inspection. The easier it is to change or check something, the more likely you are to do it.
I agree with changing out the return line to the main tank also.
Good luck with the panel upgrade. You have a very nice plane there.
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We’ve had 2-3 weeks of delays but are back working on the new panel now. We took off the tail tonight in prep for the autopilot servo and new aux battery.
As you can see in the attached photo, I can easily get to and replace my fuel filter now that the panel is out. I love being able to easily access and see everything with the panel gone.
If there are any other items I should pay attention to at this time behind the panel please let me know. For instance, I’ll replace the overflow fuel hose since it’s likely the original one.
I also need to revisit where most people have placed their pitch servo (those with autopilots) because it seems a bit crowded in the center in front of the trim wheel and under header tank so I need to decide where to place it.
Love learning more about these planes but sure wish I was flying more these days. It will all be worth it with these upgrades though.