|March 25, 2009||HOME|
There always seems to be something that gets in the way of airplane work. Chris McGaw built 9 wood duck nest boxes for us and I had to take them down to the pond.
Standing in the front of the little boat to install them tested my balance. Actually, I had to hang on to the tree more than once. Bill was supposed to hold the boat steady, but maybe he was daydreaming...
I thought it would take about an hour. Four hours later, about half the nest boxes were up. But, the pond is now a little better habitat for the wood ducks even though we don't expect any to nest there this year. Now, back to airplane building!
It was noon before I got to work, first installing the FADEC control units. Each one has a grounding strap that I ran directly to the primary airframe ground. The engine ground and battery grounds will all go to the same place.
I decided to safety wire the FADEC mounting bolts as an extra precaution. The units are pretty heavy and one coming loose in the engine compartment wouldn't be a good thing.
With the FADEC harness roughly in place, the neat engine installation is starting to look pretty messy. FADEC requires a lot of wire under the cowl. Routing the harnesses is already looking daunting.
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