Brief Description: 1st power up of mostly complete panel
Got the behind panel wiring cleaned up enough to try powering everything up for the first time. For now, I'm using a car battery instead of ship power just in case something goes awry so I don't get Lithium Ion fireworks. First checked everything was turned off and connected power to the Composite Design power panel with the dash folded down. No fire and smoke, so folded up the dash and connected power. Still ok. Everything that is not switched came alive as expected. Tested flaps/trim, fuel gauge came alive, Viking View was alive. ADAHRS communicated wirelessly with the tablet as expected. Now tried switched components. Nav and Strobe lights performed as expected. Finally, I turned on the radios. Display units for COM and transponder showed expected results and responded to controls. I could not pick up any communications, but I'm in a metal building on the side of a mountain, so I'm not surprised. Will try some other frequencies later.