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Riggers
30-10-14, 07:33 AM
I've now donned my leather apron, arc welding goggles, & rubber gauntlets, in preparation for doing the wiring the on the wundakite...

I'm told Tefzel cable is the way to go: anyone used it? It appears AWFULLY thin, for a given rating. The 18 AWG stuff, for example, rated at 16A current capacity, looks a bit like doorbell cable.... good for lightness, I suppose. Using the appropriate rating, it will supplement the standard Nynja loom, not replace it.

AndyBat
30-10-14, 08:57 AM
Just about to start wiring my Groppo Trail with 20 and 22awg for the light duty stuff. You are right it does look scarily thin.


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Bob T
30-10-14, 09:25 AM
Phil, don't forget the Nyvin saga on the Harrier GR5. Nice thin and lightweight cable - caused many fires in the fuselage of the aircraft. I remember the months of stuctural repairs that me and my team ended up doing at Wittering after some of those fires.

Riggers
30-10-14, 09:44 AM
Bob: Ah, yes, the great Kapton wiring saga. <sigh>

No, it's OK: the Tefzel salesman here, assures me that 'lessons have been learned' & there'll be no problems, whatsoever....

Phil

Riggers
31-10-14, 18:53 PM
I spent a disorienting afternoon on my back in the rear fuselage, creating the ground plane for the radio antenna:

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That done, I plotted the cable routes for both antennas, using strimmer cable:

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The slug tape groundplane idea is BRILLIANT - thanks again Bryan!

Tomorrow's task is to mock up the loom connecting the Radio & Transponder boxes to their controllers and the Garmin GPS, then the ancilliaries. I can then bunch the strimmer cables & label each one with its specification, including cable type & end connector, with orientation. So bunched, when it's removed, I can get the dimensions & even give it to the 'Loomerer' to 'make it so'. [Think Jean Luc Petard in Star Trek].

If only Scotty was around to factor in some dilithium crystals... <sigh>

Sounds good in theory, anyway!

Terry Viner
31-10-14, 19:38 PM
Seems such a lot of work for such a simple job.

Riggers
31-10-14, 19:48 PM
Seems such a lot of work for such a simple job.

Might be for you, Terry, just wish I could do it...

I bombed in of the last 2 Fly UKs I did, with radio failures, on 2 different installations.

CT Aviation
31-10-14, 19:58 PM
I can see why your radio never works, that piece of wire isn't connected properly ( and I'm sure coax would be better suited). :blonde:

Riggers
31-10-14, 21:19 PM
I can see why your radio never works, that piece of wire isn't connected properly ( and I'm sure coax would be better suited). :blonde:

Harrumph!

Mutter mutter. ... s' all smoke n' bl**dy mirrors, anyway...

MikeS
13-04-15, 12:14 PM
THanks for the images. I need to get into the back of mine before its finished and after idaes. Cheers Mike

Riggers
13-04-15, 13:42 PM
THanks for the images. I need to get into the back of mine before its finished and after idaes. Cheers Mike


You're welcome, Mike.

I think even Chris, at CT Aviation, enjoyed my patented Nynja rear maintenance platform. He reported it as the comfiest place he'd ever slept.

:-D

johnny3star
13-04-15, 16:42 PM
Useful reference site I found with lots of photos of various stages here:
http://scotthendry.com/Nynja_Build.htm

MikeS
30-04-15, 13:53 PM
Hi Jonny3star

I've been using his site as a source of how things can be done and he has been a great help over email as well. He has done some nice videos as well. I have some images of my progress on the local to me web site 'Recreational Flying forum'. Look under the thread for 'skyrangers' ; then look up the topic 'New nynja to the area'.

Cheers
Mike