Wiring

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….




Wiring – Pitch/Yaw Servos

Starting to get more complicated now, so another diagram definitely needed. Having fitted a GMU 11 Magnetometer, changes to the Van’s (Stein) harness have to be made, since the CanBus now has to route to…


Wiring – Anti-Collision Light

Once the avionics boxes were installed, it was time to focus on wiring the aeroplane. Since I’d decided to wire the lighting as per AeroLED’s advice, and also the servos as per Garmin best practice,…