7 April 05 - Working on the Map Box


After a bit of discussion, we've decided to try something new and interesting on the mapbox. The plans call for normal rivets here (shop heads on the outside) which I expect would make getting stuff in and out of the glove box a bit of a pain - you have sharp edged rivets all over the place. We're going to try to use flush rivets with this. It might make it a bit more of a pain in the rear to buck (we'll have to back rivet it), but bucking this looks like it already would be a pain, so this isn't that much worse. I have no idea how this'll come out, so I guess we'll just have to see.


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Stuff in the mail. Data plate (which we won't need for awhile) and bushings (which we may need pretty soon, depending on what we plan to do with wings).
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Match drilled and dimpled half of the map box. Looks like it's going okay so far . . .
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Position of the hole for the map box on the modular panel. With the tipper canopy, there's not a big choice of where you're allowed to put this . . . this is pretty much the only place. At least that saves us from any difficult decisions, I guess.

We'll probably keep working on this tomorrow so we're making progress on something while we're still trying to figure out what to do about the wiring in the wings.




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