THE ELECTRICAL

Battery Box
5/1/18: Drew out the lines for the battery box based on the Sonex plans. I will be using an Odyssey PC625 battery. Also will be mounting the fuse box and low draw Tyco contactor on the sides.
Battery Box Done
5/3/18: This was a lot harder to bend into shape than I thought it would be. It isn't perfect but will have to do. May add a rubber edge to the top edge of the box. Dimpled and mounted the fuse panel and contactor. I guess overall I'm happy but it won't win any prizes.
Battery Box Mounted
5/22/18: Battery box is mounted to the firewall and contactor is mounted to the side of the battery box.
Battery Installed
5/22/18: Had to see how the battery fits. It is a little loose but there will be battery insulation around it which should snug it up a bit.
Ground Bus
5/27/18: Installed the battery ground bus "forest of tabs" to make grounding all electrical components to one central location and hopefully avoid dreaded grounding radio noise.
Firewall Passthrough
6/11/2018: Installed the stainless steel passthrough to allow wires to penetrate the firewall safely. I installed the 1" kit from Aircraft Spruce and it seems like plenty of room for multiple wires.
Interior View
6/11/2018: Here is an interior shot of the passthrough and how the main bundle of wires will be routed into the instrument panel and beyond.
Panel Mock Drawing
4/19/18: Drew up a to scale panel and sending to a custom fabricator who works on aircraft simulators. It will be backlit and in the same design and font as her Boeing cousins.
Panel Example
4/19/18: This is a similar setup to how my panel will look when completed.
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Click the PDF button and check out my wiring diagram I am working on. It is preliminary, constantly evolving, and it will give a general idea of how I will be organizing my electrical system. 

Updated: 5/5/2019

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