Some 2 years ago, I finished the main construction for the new FUEL panel in the simulator.  Other things came up and I never got back to finishing the panel.  As of today, it’s finally finished.

The wiring needed to be done and I didn’t want to mickey mouse the process.  I created a little 25 hole template that would allow me to cut the wiring to the right length for mounting into the DB25 connector I’d chosen for this panel.

When it’s installed and threaded up, it looks like this:

Switches wired up and routed through the connector jig

Switches wired up and routed through the connector jig

It looks like a rats nest, but the alignment jig really makes life easy.  Without it, there would be a ton of extra wire below the connector.

To neaten it up, I use very small nylon wire ties on the individual switch bundles:

Wire ties added

Wire ties added

The last step and the one that took the longest was to attach all the crimp-on connectors for the female DB25 connector that was used and then attach the connector to the stand offs:

DB25 connector attached

DB25 connector attached

Here’s a short video showing the completed panel:

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