Just couldn't resist posting my torn open panel. All I needed to do was replace my 327 transponder with a 345. But, to make that happen, I had to rip open the entire panel. I didn't build this airplane but, should I ever build a RV-8, I'd sure as heck make accessing the avionics a whole lot easier!
I'm taking the opportunity to upgrade some other components. TruTrak make me a great deal on upgrading the DigiFlight II to the Vizion, I'll make some direct connects between the various boxes (AERA 660, 430W, and GTX-345), and correct some other nagging wiring issues. But, it sure looks scary right now!