OMG. Could this take any longer? Seriously. We started putting things together last night, and BINGO, the factory trim spring blasts the back of the radio. I guess my idea of “slightly left of center” and the factory’s don’t match up very well. This brings up a point that I reflect on more and more lately.

It’s the point of “changes” to the plans. Don’t do it. Sure I was given that advice by more than one well-meaning person, and I cheerfully ignored it. I thought, “hey, I’m smart, I’m an engineer, and it’s my plane, I want it the way I want it…”. Rrrriiigggghhhttt. Here’s the thing. None of that matters. It’s the¬†Law of Unintended Consequences¬†meets the Law of Tight Spaces. You simply will not see all of the dependencies of any change (or simple imprecision) will generate.

OK, so there are places this clearly isn’t true, do whatever you want with the overhead lights. You’ve got a LOT of latitude on panel design. All I’m saying is, if I had $1USD for every time I went to install something only to find “Oh d@mn… that won’t go together”, I’d be a rich man.

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Thursday July 17th, 2008 at 11:14 PM

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