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the building of N622JC

a Zenith CH 750 CruZer

Avionics - Center Console and Mock Switch Panel

January 7, 2021 2.8 hours Avionics Building Jeremy, Lucas

Our Cruzer has the center console option. If built according to the plans, the center console is riveted in place. I am putting switches and breakers in the center console and would like easy access in the future. Thus, instead of rivets, I am putting nut plates in to make both sides of the center console removable.

We ran into some tooling issues and had to make a trip to the hardware store and also modify some dimpling dies to fit in smaller spaces. So in the end we only got 5 nut plates installed out of 18 total. The remaining should go pretty quickly though.

In addition, I made the second mock panel, this time for the flight switches that will go into the main panel. On this panel, the top switches are:

  1. Nav/Strobes (up), Off (center), Nav (down)
  2. Taxi Lights (up), Off (down)
  3. Landing Lights (auto recon, up), Off (center), Recon Forced (down)
  4. Boost Pump (up), Off (down)
  5. Pitot Heat (up), Off (down)

The bottom switches are:

  1. Toga (push button)
  2. Play (push button)
  3. Left Tank (left), Off (center), Right Tank (right)
  4. Emergency (push button)