Friday, January 22, 2016

ELT Installation

Got the ELT all mounted up.  Had to place it in between the legs of the back seat passenger.

Made a little aluminum mount for the antenna so I could attach copper tape underneath the plane where the belly brake is and create a decent ground plane.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Panel Overlay

Got the panel overlay laser cut and engraved by Martian Laser in San Diego.  It's made from a 1/8" reverse laser mark sheet of plastic made by Rowmark.  I used split electrode electroluminescent sheet from LuminousFilm to produce the backlighting.  I drafted everything up in autocad before getting all the pieces cut.

Gutted a cheap PWM dimmer I found on Amazon to provide dimming for the electroluminescent film.  This is what the vendor said to do to provide remote dimming with a rheostat.