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John, you mentioned all of these wires, have you sized them based on the size of the bundle and the amount of juice, ifin you hav'nt, shame on you, since you have, how dificult are the computations?

 

My partner the dentist who has a minor in electronics wants to know, you know the one who sanded and pour foamed and sanded and pour foamed and sanded and pour foamed and sanded the bottom corners all those weeks. Hehehe

 

Partners are great to have.

 

Mike

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Mike,

I started by getting Bob Nuckoll's book and subscribing to the aeroelectric maillist. Of COURSE I sized the wires by measuring the load they'd carry (and their length). As for the bundles - they sort of grew as I went along.

 

I know one builder who is making a wood mock-up to preplan the wiring harness. Everyone to their own. I can't imaging how you could possibly hope to get EVERY wire preplanned correctly. You (or at least I) can't think of everything. Plans change and mistakes are made. My wiring is very much an evolutionary thing. I suspect that the same would be true for any "finished" harness.

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John, I figured you had, hope that came through in the post.

My method of study is to read everything and ignore the details and just learn the general info and then to know what I have to look up later, when the time arrives.

 

Great to know that the bundle size ends up being superflouis (wish I could spell or gave a dam about spelling).

 

Of course we will do some test calculations when we get there.

 

On a lucky note, a buddy ownes an electrical controll engineering co and worked his way through college in aironotical engineering as an A&P, sooooooooooooo, he has voluntered to do ladder diagrams for us, he he he

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>Of course we will do some test calculations when we get there.

A good way is to put a meter in series with the switch to whatever you're wiring up, measure the load in amps, then round up to the nearest AWG. If the run is a long one you might want to check the volts at the end and go higher in AWG to account for the wire loss.

 

But... don't listen to my ramblings... join the Aeroelectric list and hear the words of the master. I wish we could persuade him to move over here.

 

My method of study is to read everything and ignore the details and just learn the general info and then to know what I have to look up later, when the time arrives.

I do something similar. It's an excellent and efficient approach, so long as you remember what you forgot :)

I can be reached on the "other" forum http://canardaviationforum.dmt.net

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