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Old 01-10-2019, 04:10 PM
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Default Image Request: Poor and Excellent Wiring Techniques

Folks - I'll open this request with an admission of guilt. I'm guilty of being a bit lazy. I could spend hours searching through photos here, or I could take the easy route out and ask for your help. Please!

I'm piecing together a presentation for our EAA chapter on tips and tricks for aircraft wiring. Our membership is involved in a wide array of aircraft, from new builds to restorations to "oh my gosh I just can't live with this" rip-and-replace modifications.

It would make my task so much easier if I could draw on some terrific "how to" and "how not to" images. We've seen some excellent photos in that vein here on VAF, showcasing best-in-class workmanship. Unfortunately (and thankfully, infrequently) we see some real doozies in terms of wiring that makes one shake one's head.

Would you please indulge me by posting here your photos of the worst rat's nests of wiring, and the glowing "I wish I could wire like that" photos so that I might use some of them in building my EAA chapter presentation?

Thank you for your kind help!
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:39 PM
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Have you trolled the aeroelectric website? Bob has lots of pics that would show proper technique, and IIRC, has some 'don'ts', as well.

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the hint. Most of the pics I've seen there are of pretty low resolution - not really a candidate photo stock for showing on an overhead projector.

I guess I should have been a little more clear in my request, vis a vis the eventual purpose for the images. Thanks for helping to clarify.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:12 PM
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How does this one look?
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:07 PM
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That one clearly does not fall into the "real doozie" category - thanks, Mike!

It's nice to see folks taking the time to master the art of the single lace tie. Suweeeeet!
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:53 PM
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Try this:

NASA Workmanship Standard Pictorial Reference
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:14 PM
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Not aviation specific, but lots of "doozies" here.

https://www.instagram.com/electricalhacks/

Good for a laugh.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:43 AM
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Thank you so much! This is outstanding!

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Old 01-11-2019, 07:20 AM
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https://www.faa.gov/training_testing..._Printable.pdf

Discussion and photos re. aircraft wiring best practices and photos of good and bad.

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Old 01-11-2019, 08:56 AM
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Ahhhh yes, I had forgotten the NASA standards. It's kind of cool how they are a modernized version of what we find in AC43-13. Good workmanship standards haven't changed much since the beginning of the last century!
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