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    Nynja Wiring: Early Man discovers electricity in Norfolk...

    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.
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    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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    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.


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    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


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    I spent a disorienting afternoon on my back in the rear fuselage, creating the ground plane for the radio antenna:

    Nic e place to hide.jpg

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

    Cable1.jpg Cable2.jpg Cable3.jpg Cable4.jpg Cable5.jpg

    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!


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    Seems such a lot of work for such a simple job.
    Terry Viner


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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Viner View Post
    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.


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    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).


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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Aviation View Post
    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).
    Harrumph!

    Mutter mutter. ... s' all smoke n' bl**dy mirrors, anyway...
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    THanks for the images. I need to get into the back of mine before its finished and after idaes. Cheers Mike


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