Author Archives: pclifton

Rear avionics shelf done

Some time and a bunch go cutting and filing later, I had the sheet pieces ready for forming: From there, it was just a matter of clecoing the sheet to the form block, clamping it in the vise, and applying … Continue reading

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Avionics shelf: the next generation

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Trying to make an avionics shelf

Next, I used the template to trim the ends to length, and all I had left to do was to remove one leg of the angle to leave mounting tabs that could bolt to the longerons. And that’s where this … Continue reading

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Even more systems planning

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More systems planning

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Systems planning

Anyway, with the bulkhead out of the way, I’ll be able to easily get in with a screwdriver to remove a unit for service, and having the hub here will make it easy to add service loops on the network … Continue reading

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Pitot fittings; heat control packaging

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Fitting the pitot mast…with extra fun

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Pitot heat testing

After applying power to the pitot heater box, I left this setup to run for about an hour, which ought to be plenty of time to get good heat soak. Then I measured the temperature of the hard line at … Continue reading

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P-p-p-pitot!

Now, before I go on, I figure it might be helpful to show a bit of what I’m talking about with this setup. Below we have a look at the overall pitot system. The actual tube itself slips into the … Continue reading

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