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Like a lot of builders, I would like to remove the panel in future – to add even more weight of course. I have seen various panel enhancements and what I decided to do was make a panel that would attach to the fitted panel with nutplates.  The original panel would be turned into a frame.  The transponder will hang below the panel on the right side and a small subpanel will be fitted under the center of the panel.  It will hold the eyeball vents and headphone jacks.

These pictures show the initial cut of an .063 panel.