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Old 04-17-2012, 09:08 PM
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Default TCW Safety-Trim mounting

I have the TCW safety trim system & I'm having a heck of a time trying to figure out where to mount the box.(6.5"x2.5"x1.5" approx.)
http://www.tcwtech.com/Safety-Trim%20Page.htm

The problem is that it needs to be accessable since there are a couple of pot adjustments on it and a 15 pin dsub harness on one end.
I'm about out of subpanel space.
Anyone have a good setup? Maybe on the forward side somewhere?
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:58 PM
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Trim switch is forward, trim motor is aft - it can go anywhere in between. How about the flap motor area? Wiring is easier to run in tight spots than mounting components.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:32 PM
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Yea, that box just seems way bigger than it needs to be!

I mounted mine between the seat ribs on the pilot side. I stuck mine to the floor with double stick tape and placed it far enough forward to access the adjustment pots from the side with a small screwdriver. The connector end is facing towards the front of the airplane.

I can take a picture tomorrow and post it if you want.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:12 AM
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Yea, that box just seems way bigger than it needs to be!

I mounted mine between the seat ribs on the pilot side. I stuck mine to the floor with double stick tape and placed it far enough forward to access the adjustment pots from the side with a small screwdriver. The connector end is facing towards the front of the airplane.

I can take a picture tomorrow and post it if you want.
That may be the best place I've got, Kelley. I'll check-out my wiring situation on that idea. (Spar wire holes filling up fast!)

Thanks!

PS: Looks like you're real close to first launch. Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:33 AM
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Default Here's mine

The DB connector is out in front of the rear seat pan and I drilled two holes in the proper location for the pot adjustment. I forget just what size but I found two plastic hole plugs to keep trash from falling in. I suspect a piece of electrical tape would work just as well.

Haven't flown yet but it all works as advertised.






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Old 04-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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Nice setup, Paul. Good idea about the holes, too.
Thanks!
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