Brief Description: Nutplates for EFIS / map box installation
Started with the installation of 4 corner nutplates to support the EFIS installation.
Moved on to the map box option. I had previously cut the panel opening for it, but that was about it. Tonight I marked and drilled pilot holes for the flanges that hole the box to the panel front. Then I had to carefully place the panel over the top of the map box and mark the outline to ensure that the box was centered in the panel cutout opening.
I then flipped it all over and back-drilled thru the flanges into the panel. Cleco'd and up-drilled to A4 rivet size.
Last task will be a bit frustrating - the placement of the map box door. First I must install the door hinge to support a flush-mount door, then drill and rivet the hinge to the bottom of the box. Then it is on to placement of the box door vertically to fit tight in the opening. Worked out a few scenarios then shut down and called it a night.