Wiring Continues

Haven’t posted in a while but making steady progress.

Made a wiring harness for the TO/GA switch.

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Wired up the canopy harness.

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Relocated the GAD 27, GAD 29, and GEA 24.

 

Made up two of the four connectors for the GEA 24. Had to re-order the thermocouple wire for the EGT and CHT connections. I accidentally ordered solid wire instead of stranded. Connecting the engine to the airframe, there’s enough motion in those wires that I wasn’t comfortable using the solid wire. It probably would take long for it to work harden and break.

 

SO. MANY. WIRES!!!

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So glad i borrowed Jared’s engine stand rotisserie. I can’t imagine doing this with the airframe upright.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 8.0
Finish Kit (hours): 128.0
Total Time (hours): 858.0

 

Wired the radio stack

Made my first CAN Bus daisy chain termination for the GTR 200B com radio.

 

Finished wiring the COM radio connector.

 

Terminated the antenna cables with BNC connectors for the transponder and com radio and a TNC connector for the GPS.

 

Made up the connector for the GMC 507 autopilot control. Pretty simple… Power, Ground and CAN bus.

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Installed the com radio tray and the transponder and GPS trays that I had pre-wired. I routed and tied all the wires.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 8.0
Finish Kit (hours): 120.0
Total Time (hours): 850.0

 

Progress continues on wiring

I’ve neglected to post over the past week. Been a busy week at work. I have made some good progress though.

I vinyl-wrapped the fuse block panel and screwed the fuse block into it. I made a bus bar from a strip of copper to tie together the upper and lower buses of the fuse block.

 

I drilled some system holes through the left seat ribs, installed snap bushings, and ran the pitot and AOA lines from the wing root to the panel.

 

Drilled a couple of system holes in the lower sub-panel. Routed the the wires for the battery backup. Terminated the grounds for the the IBBS and the IBBS master switch.

 

Made up the connectors for the GTX 45R transponder and the GTN 625 GPS. I also started on the GTR 200B COM radio but didn’t get a picture.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 6.0
Finish Kit (hours): 112.0
Total Time (hours): 842.0

 

Began wiring the panel

I’ve spent quite a bit of time researching and documenting a plan to make the wiring easy. I complied a list of wiring nodes in a spreadsheet that I can use as a checklist to work my way through the project. You can see my work here… Wiring Plan

Didn’t actually wire anything today but rather did a lot of the prep work. I fabricated a center panel that will hold the fuse block in the center pedestal. I purchased the power panel option from Van’s which included the sheet metal for the center console. I purchased the 32 position Busman fuse block from Waytek.

 

Prepped everything up and painted it to match the interior.

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Removed all of the avionics and the panels. I probably could have left the stuff mounted to the sub panel and left the panels in place. But when I had mounted everything with black oxide steel screws and subsequently learned that they would rust over time. So I purchased black oxide stainless replacements. This was the most opportune time to replace them all.

 

I installed a ground block being careful to remove all the paint and scuff up the sub-panel to ensure a good electrical connection. I re-mounted the backup battery, the GAD 27, GAD 29, and GEA 24 to the sub panel.

 

I drilled a couple of new wire holes through the bottom of the stand-offs and installed snap bushings. The original holes interfered with the GTX and the switches in the bottom of the middle panel.

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Today’s Time (hours): 8.0
Finish Kit (hours): 106.0
Total Time (hours): 836.0

 

Completed Common Fuselage Harness (Section 55)

Installed the pilot and copilot headset jacks. Installed the music jack and the power jack. I ran the pilot’s control stick wires.

 

That’s a whole bunch of wires. Terminating all of them should be fun!

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Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Options and Miscellanea Time (hours): 48.0
Total Time (hours): 737.0

 

 

More wiring

Run the left side of the main harness. Terminated the antenna connections; TNC for the GPS and BNC for the com and transponder. Only did the antenna side. I’ll get the panel end when I wire the panel.

 

Getting the snap bushings into the wire guides was a huge pain in the ass. super tight. especially with the additional can bus wire. I ended up pulling that wire out and getting the snap bushings in. Once they were in I was able to push the can bus cable through.

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On a brighter note, my seats came in today. Abby at Flightline Interiors did an amazing job. Very happy.

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Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Options and Miscellanea Time (hours): 46.0
Total Time (hours): 735.0

 

 

Wiring Continues

Ran the right harness up to the co-pilot’s control stick. This required filing out a number of holes along the way to enable the connector to fit through.  I also ran the wires for the GPS, transponder, and com radio.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 3.0
Options and Miscellanea Time (hours): 44.0
Total Time (hours): 733.0