11. January 2014 by Peter
I have been mounting different things in the cockpit today. A reworked ADF-radio, frames for the screens. And just ten minutes ago I was about to install my lights-panel (The one underneath the screens).
The panel is angled some 30 degrees, so the screws that I used to mount the two panel on to the holding plate was sticking a bit out to the back when I had to mount it on to the MIP.
“No worries” I thought. “I’ll just make some room behind the panels in the MIP-plate”. So I took out the drill and started drilling a hole. The scratches you see under the screens is where the 4 holes should be.
“That was strange” was my thought “Everything here is made of wood”. So I took my hand up behind the plate. And my hand found… The monitor!
So apparently I have drilled a hole IN TO the monitor!
Nothing else to du but to turn it on and se if it would work. Luckily it looks like I hit the bracket of the screen and nothing vital. It is working! Thank God! Replacing the screen would have been an tremendous job where – in worst case – I had to take the complete MIP apart.
So right now I cross my fingers and hope it keeps on working.
I’ll start cutting the screws instead…