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Old 10-05-2019, 10:58 PM
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What is all that! HAHA
Looking like I have a wiring expert to turn to in a few weeks!

Is that a hinge I see on the bottom of the panel? Is that stock/plan?

Nice work Jereme and neat and tidy.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:22 PM
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What is all that! HAHA
Looking like I have a wiring expert to turn to in a few weeks!

Is that a hinge I see on the bottom of the panel? Is that stock/plan?

Nice work Jereme and neat and tidy.
Haha Thanks Kent.

The hinges are not stock but a lot of people add little drop down trays for electronics. You can see the little "tray" in this pic (I should probably call it a panel). On the left side I'm going to put 2 fuse blocks and my e-bus diode. The right side will get the Dynon EMS and battery bus with e-bus relay. Stay tuned for pics on that.

20190922_172106 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:07 PM
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Wiring continues. So far I am really liking this part of the build. Overwhelming at first but not too bad if you take it one wire at a time. This week I finished wiring my radio stack, glad that one is behind me, it seemed the most daunting.

Before...

20191012_212041 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After! (don't pay too much attention to the zip ties, they are temporary for the most part)

20191013_123000 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I am mostly done behind the sub panel for now. Next I started installing the Dynon main harnesses. As you can see in the pic below I got all it takes to add the second screen if I ever want to. Just cut a few zip ties and bingo-bango.

20191013_173834 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM
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So happy that you are getting this together. It must be a great feeling of accomplishment!

Also, you can help me when my time comes!

It looks like you can use the cable ties to hold the wire runs together and then Adel clamp or thread tie and remove the cable ties. At least that is what I thought when I saw your photos.

Good work Jereme!
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So happy that you are getting this together. It must be a great feeling of accomplishment!

Also, you can help me when my time comes!

It looks like you can use the cable ties to hold the wire runs together and then Adel clamp or thread tie and remove the cable ties. At least that is what I thought when I saw your photos.

Good work Jereme!
Thanks man!

Ya for some reason finishing the radio stack wiring gave me probably the most sense of accomplishment this entire build. Lots of reading, planning, researching, and wiring to get that one done. Don't forget I'm always a phone call away when you need it!

Yep you hit it on the head. I have seen others use clips to temporary wires but cheap zip ties seemed just as good. Although I honestly think zip ties get a bad rap sometimes on these forums. If you buy quality ones they will last a lifetime.

It's crazy though, right when you finish one big wiring job more awaits! haha It will end eventually. In the meantime it still looks like my panel is puking. lol Thank goodness for heat shrink label makers!

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Old 10-20-2019, 10:51 PM
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Wiring continues. I made some good progress this weekend for sure. I still have many many wire ends that need a proper home but this was a big one.

Before

20191011_180750 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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20191020_180418 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I'm hoping tomorrow I can make a rather large dent in the two Dynon main harnesses.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:16 AM
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What's the component with the cooling fins?

Nice work!
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:15 AM
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Very nice work Jereme!

What are you using for doing your wire labels? I am about to start to do an upgrade to my -8 and really like the idea of labelling both ends to help orgainze the spaghetti.

I really like your panel labels too

Cheers!

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Ya for some reason finishing the radio stack wiring gave me probably the most sense of accomplishment this entire build. Lots of reading, planning, researching, and wiring to get that one done.

It's crazy though, right when you finish one big wiring job more awaits! haha It will end eventually. In the meantime it still looks like my panel is puking. lol Thank goodness for heat shrink label makers!

20191013_192156 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr[/quote]
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What's the component with the cooling fins?

Nice work!
That good sir is the E-bus diode from Perihelion.

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Very nice work Jereme!

What are you using for doing your wire labels? I am about to start to do an upgrade to my -8 and really like the idea of labelling both ends to help orgainze the spaghetti.

I really like your panel labels too

Cheers!

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Thanks! I use heat shrink in a label maker. It is awesome! I use this label maker, these 1/4" cartridges, and these 3/8" cartridges. Highly recommend.
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My new engine mount finally arrived!!! Time to put this puppy on gear!

When I opened the package the kiddo decided to help unpack. Future builder?

20191028_172010 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Drilling the mount was pretty straight forward. Still not entirely sure why Van's has you use the two plates with the notches. It's easy to spot if you are within 3/16ths before you drill so I skipped the two plates that get removed in the end anyways. I also didn't want to cut into my awesome titanium work! Worked beautifully!

20191102_144758 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Next I really had to bust the muscles out and lift the fuselage up while the wife slid a sawhorse under it. Even then, to get the main gear on I had to angle it a bit with a 4x4.

20191102_235042 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Fun fact about me, I find it very satisfying to install cotter pins when there is good access.

20191103_120310 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Dang she is a lot taller with all three gear on!!! I hope it squats down quite a bit with the engine and wings go on.

20191103_130327 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Here is a close up of the new nose gear setup. As you can see it doesn't really interfere with anything on the firewall in my case. The only things that will be slightly different is the fuel line will be a 45 degree fitting and the throttle cable will have to snake around the isolator region.

20191103_130332 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I also did some more wiring this weekend too but don't have any pics of that yet. I have all of the power off the buses ran. Now I just got to terminate a few more wires and do the EMS wiring and my panel will be pretty much done. I still have a fair amount of wiring to do FWF and at the sticks though.
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