Have been busy with the Oxygen gauge panel, and the armament switch panel, both of which are pretty specific to the -30 (the previous models got something different, and the ones after got something different still). But what I was really busy with was the pneumatic lines in back of the instrument panel. I actually got this to work to my satisfaction (forward armor plate is removed so this work could be done):
Keep in mind this stuff will be visible when the assembly is installed into the fuselage - at least enough so that some of it needs to be there. You'll see soon enough.
Here is a bunch of stuff that is about ready to be installed:
This is a big deal. Note the instrument panel and its support structure have been freed of the jig they were attached to. Don't need it anymore; it worked great. The IP now has the oxygen panel (three gauges) above the RH rudder pedal. The armament switch panel is lying by itself (with the red switch covers), and will mount between the rudder pedals. The forward floor is now ready to go, with its heater tube. It will take a determined inspector to find it once installed, being situated in front of the rudder pedals. When this stuff is installed, I have to fiddle with the left hand rudder cable that runs from the pedal past the main circuit panel, to a pulley wheel on the aft floor, underneath the bomb release bracket to the left of the seat, through a hole in the side wall panel, and finally through a hole in the aft bulkhead. I will make sure to take a pic of this detail next post when all this stuff will be installed.
Edited by JayW, 10 February 2018 - 11:05 PM.