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Old 05-14-2020, 07:38 PM
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Heck ya dude!

I think replacing that Z-bracket would be a beotch! Okay, not that bad but I wouldn't want to play around with more proseal if it wasn't necessary. I think I would fill the holes and move on. With this one being on the inboard end I might also send an email to Van's but I'm betting they would say the same. Never know though I guess.
I will call tomorrow but I have already decided to fill them. This wing has some hours on it and I don't see and cracking of any kind. I might put a backing strip on it all the same and go up a bolt length. If I rivet it on and get it nice and centered I think I'll be good. I have a bunch of wiring done Jereme...I don't have pictures yet. I have realized that if you buy premade cables they have outer insulation and they seem pretty sano.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:44 PM
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I will call tomorrow but I have already decided to fill them. This wing has some hours on it and I don't see and cracking of any kind. I might put a backing strip on it all the same and go up a bolt length. If I rivet it on and get it nice and centered I think I'll be good. I have a bunch of wiring done Jereme...I don't have pictures yet. I have realized that if you buy premade cables they have outer insulation and they seem pretty sano.
Can't wait to see some pics man! I'm about to upload some progress myself. I've been hittin it hard lately so I can hang the engine soon.

I really liked the premade stuff that just had the black finger trap stuff on it (I think I got em from Stein). The Dynon cables with the white insulation on the other hand... I hated that stuff! Difficult to work with.

Keep pluggin away man, I was thinking about your progress lately as we haven't talked on the phone for awhile.
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So I have two of these and hope to figure out an adequate wiring plan for these and the rest of the plane...with some help...

[IMG]IMAG1278 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

I am going to be in uncharted territory on this plane so I hope to find some sound advice.
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So I have a bit of work done. I have been trying to get a handle on the wiring and John Bright set me up! Without John and B. Knuckles my plane would not get off the ground. It became clear that my rudementary electrical skills were woefully inadequate.

But I am learning SO much, it is awesome!

[IMG]Main buss avionics buss by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]SDS ECU's by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Heck ya man! Keep the ball rollin
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Trying to get something done and decided on mounting the engine bus here to get those wire lengths down to as close to 6" as possible.

[IMG]IMAG1429 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

I may still be a bit longer but not by much.
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What is the unit with the heat sinks-----looks to be some kind of diode setup, but not one I have ever seen.

Looks like it could handle a bit of current. What are the specs?
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What is the unit with the heat sinks-----looks to be some kind of diode setup, but not one I have ever seen.

Looks like it could handle a bit of current. What are the specs?
DSS2x61-0045A Schottky diode mounted on a Wakefield 401K heat sink.

https://ixapps.ixys.com/DataSheet/DSS2x61-0045A.pdf

http://www.wakefield-vette.com/resou...-wakefield.pdf
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Old 09-06-2020, 11:01 PM
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John is the horse's mouth on this one. And as usual, adds the .pdf's for good measure.

I am using John's complete wiring scheme as we have the same all-electric planes running the same components.
I was lost in wiring limbo until he came to my rescue. A full nod to Bob K. for his continuing work to help us newbies make our aircraft safe and fun!

I am building again after several months trying to figure out a good wiring plan!

More to come...
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Old 09-06-2020, 11:16 PM
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DSS2x61-0045A Schottky diode mounted on a Wakefield 401K heat sink.

https://ixapps.ixys.com/DataSheet/DSS2x61-0045A.pdf

http://www.wakefield-vette.com/resou...-wakefield.pdf
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Got it, thanks for the info.

Looks more robust than the setup I am using, something out of the Aerolectric Connection.

Might have to switch mine out for this setup.
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