Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

5 hrs

Installed landing light center section harness. That's the last bit of wiring to do there.
Wayne came over and brought a 4-40 tap. With this, was able to finish the control stick assemblies. Also drilled the safety hole in the pax control stick.
Drilled 2 more 1/2" holes in both wing carry through spars for coax routing. These will take snap bushings for the nav and com coax lines. Decided on the locations after searching VAF. With the smaller 1/2" hole, easily kept the 2D edge clearance limits. This will take the pressure off on the routing, and provide the room needed to run those radio lines. Since no more wires need to be routed, the center section is nearing completion.

Make and install standoffs for center section harness routing. Used small sections of 3/8" polypropylene tube, notched to fit over the edge of the rib. Then fed a tie wrap through to capture the wire, and through the holes I drilled yesterday. I think this will work out nicely. A better plan would be to have drilled another set of holes in the ribs before center section assembly. Too hard to do it now.

Tie wrapped center section bundles for security.