Today was given to assembling the subpanel so I can ship it to Aerotronics where they can adjust it while they build my panel. I started out by fabricating the F-1044B angle and its shim. Bending the tab on the end of the angle was difficult and led to some cracking, making me do it over again. Next I used my bending brake to put the slight bend in the subpanel parts and then assembled everything and match-drilled the holes. After that I put the subpanel in place on the fuselage and drilled the F-1044B tab to the firewall flange and the angle to the center rib. Lastly I disassembled the parts, deburred the angle, and primed it.
Rivet count: 6 Total: 12557 - Plus 549 done at Van's