you can tell by the date on this photo (if you click it, that is), I built the
center console panels quite a while back. They've been sitting harmlessly
under my bowling alley work bench for a couple of years now. Let's install
them, shall we?
The installation requirement was a
3.00" separation between the two panels, so I drilled a few holes though
them and cut some 3" spacers to be used in conjunction with ¼"
bolts. This would hold the panels in the proper relative position
See, I told you it would work.
Panel assembly held in position
with blobs of Bondo. Or, if you prefer, blops of Bondo.
Glassing the panels into the
airplane for ever and ever. Can anybody guess why I had to use a
clamp for this installation? Turns out that the aft-most bolt interfered
with the glass, so I removed the bolt but left the spacer in place.
The clamp kept pressure on the spacer.
After everything had cured, I
filled the 5 bolt holes with potting compound.
As of this writing (August 14, 2003),
I have temporarily installed the control sticks and associated hardware into the
center console panels, but I don't have any photos handy. Check back later