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Old 03-21-2021, 07:13 PM
SabreFlyr SabreFlyr is offline
 
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Default Anchoring Molex connectors

The RV-14 wings include a couple of spots in which to securely anchor Molex connectors, one each 12-pin and 9-pin. I think I'm going to end up with one additional connector each side. I envision simply having an adel clamp around the wires behind the connector. Any better ideas?
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Old 03-21-2021, 09:28 PM
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Default Molex anchoring

Right or wrong I needed more wires. I wanted strobe grounds, pitot tube grounds (twisted) and landing and taxi in each wing. Went with more connectors and zip tying the additional Molex connectors together. Seems to be ok.
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Old 03-22-2021, 12:22 AM
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Default Anchoring Connectors

I made some simple brackets to anchor additional connectors. See the last picture in this blog post for an example ... https://vansrv14project.uk/2020/08/10/19-wing-wiring/
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:44 AM
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I made some simple brackets to anchor additional connectors. See the last picture in this blog post for an example ... https://vansrv14project.uk/2020/08/10/19-wing-wiring/
I like that, Steve! Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:56 AM
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Default Waxed lashing string

How about waxed lashing string?
It would keep the pair together as well as secure the connectors in place.
Just a thought.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:05 AM
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Used two tie wrap anchors, one under each molex connector, leaving the molex bulkhead tabs in place. Two screw holes and you’re done.

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