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Old 04-02-2012, 02:42 PM
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Here's what I did, for better or worse. Again, I'm upgrading the older wiring system to Skyview.

First, I set aside WH-00025 harness since we determined that it isn't supposed to be used for upgrading the older wiring system.

Second, I skipped the Molex 4-plug connector under the panel. Since I had never wired up the AP Disconnect button in the first place, there was no need to cut the wires for the Molex pins. I just made sure the center panel was ready to install permanently, installed it, and then ran the four wires from the button up through the nearest snap bushing in the panel base.

Third, I followed page 31-07 Steps 5, 6, and 7 verbatum. This is in the old Fuselage Wiring Harness Section 31. As well as I can tell, there is no change to the wiring of the AP Disconnect Button wires, except for the additon of Molex pins and associated plug to accomodate removal and replacement of the instrument panel center section.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:59 PM
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Default Thanks Catbird

I final figured it out using 31-07 and my pee-brain realized I had to make-believe I had installed the AP disconnect, cut the wires under the panel to add the plug.

Now the wiring makes sense except where they had me cut the striped wires I would have used into the butt-joint with the AP disconnect and lighting wires. I will have to review those wire mods again, but I feel I have it now.

Moving forward.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:02 AM
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Final resolution of the 2 amp starter fuse blowing issue in this thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...t=84329&page=2
Basically your's may blow too, if it does have a 3 amp fuse ready.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:13 AM
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Default WH-00025

I am installing the Autopilot Servos now. Where is the WH-00024 that you are not using? Looked in the Master Parts List and do not see this number. Which harness is it? My autopilot kit came with the Molex connectors
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:55 AM
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Roger,

I'm assuming you're inquiring about the WH-00025 harness, as shown in the title of your message. The body of your text refers to WH-00024.

Keep in mind that each of us is potentially receiving a different wiring kit. Dependent on our level of completion, Van's is individually tailoring each kit so that it matches the previous kits each of us has purchased from them.

If you didn't receive WH-00025 and if it isn't listed in your inventory parts list, then you most likely don't need it.

Catbird (Jerry)
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:26 PM
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Default Ours fired up!

After getting the panel powder coated, we fired up the panel and so far everything is working great. I still need to do more on the Skyview to configure it but all the switches seem to work. Just need to swap a couple of pins to make the trim go the right way.
I love the wiring on this panel, just need to finish it up and button everything down.





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Old 04-05-2012, 03:41 PM
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Very nice Scott!
I am getting my panel ready for powder coat. Did you have to enlarge any openings to allow for the coating thickness?
And it looks like you have not connected the pitot tube yet?

Good job and thanks for posting the motivational photos.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:51 PM
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Looks nice the powder coat!
I used the same stuff as Bill ; 3M DINOC (CA-421). Easy to apply with a heat gun and an iron for RC models.
Only lining up the stuff on the panels took some time. Powered up today for the first time. No smoke!
BTW I'm gonna use AN515B6R8 (MS35214-27) for the panel. Those screws are black.

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 PM
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Gagarin737 --

Did you wrap the CA-421 around the edges of the panel holes and perimeter or did you trim the edges of the CA-421 flush with the outside edges of the aluminum? Which way do you think will work best?

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:35 PM
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I wrapped it around the edges. I used the heat gun at 70 degrees celcius. I was really amazed how flexible this stuff gets. I also used the 3M primer around the edges.
In real life it looks much more "luxury" than at the pictures.

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