Originally Posted by keitht
SNIP....Removing the whole panel may not be necessary other than for the initial wiring and checkout. SNIP
I keep coming back to the terminal strip solution as a way to be able to troubleshoot and diagnose faults with just a simple multimeter for test equipment. SNIP
On the first point, don’t overlook future panel mods. Once flying many builders figure out that what seemed like a good idea (placement of stuff for example) proved other wise. Simple mods should not require major surgery. The longest one of my panels went from first flight to first mod was 18 months. No replacement of avionics, just layout changes.
On terminal strips - recommend against using them. They take up a massive amount of space, add a boatload of wire and connections and typically do not help much in troubleshooting. D connectors where you have each pin documented however are great for anything other than power and with a simple jumper serve the same function of a terminal strip.