Avionics Wiring Continues

Having spent hours planning and documenting the proposed avionics wiring, the last few weeks have seen me attempting to actually create it. It’s been a lot easier with the fuselage on its side, allowing good…

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Instrument Panel

I’d produced the DXF file for my proposed panel using Fusion 360 as previously mentioned, and I decided to get a test lasercut done with some cheap aluminium sheet. I was really happy with the…


Engine Arrives!

The engine has finally arrived! It has had an eventful jounrney to the UK … for some reason it got lost en route from Lycoming to Vans. I think someone ended up with two engines,…



Project Update

Lots has been going on with this RV14 project, but not so much written on this blog for the last month! That’s because it’s involved continued planning, both for the wiring and panel design. So…


VPX Wiring

The Vertical Power VPX has 5 connectors, full of pins which have to be assigned to devices and switches. Obviously this takes a bit of planning, and there is a web based configuration tool which…


Floodlight

While I was preparing parts for the BusBar C mount I made a little bracket to mount the cockpit floodlight. I used the thinnest material I could get away with, and bent a lip on…


Ground Block – Forest of Tabs

The electrical part of building an aeroplane is challenging, not least because you are cast adrift with very little “official” advice from the kit manufacturer. You are the “Design Authority” … gulp! Where to ground…


BUS C

I have designed a “Bus C” in to the electrical system for two reasons: Redundancy Extra fused power sources There is lots of debate about the pros and cons of Cb’s v Fuses in aircraft…


Wiring – Planning the Backbone

Over the last few weeks I have spent many hours researching and planning the overall wiring architecture … the “Wiring Backbone”. Consequently, there hasn’t been much actual progress in the workshop, which has been frustrating….