August 10, 2020 – Just slogging through the avionics.
Engine CHT and EGT
I knocked out the EGT and CHT wiring so I could have some visual progress. Dynon provides spade terminals to match the harness wires which are already terminated. I allowed for service loops with each wire, and I tried to offset each one to reduce the bundle size when it’s all done.
I covered each connection with heat shrink. These are pretty solid.
Then I gathered the wires into bundles, one on each side of the engine.
Other Engine Indications
I connected the Red Cube fuel flow transmitter and the oil temp.
Power to VPX
I connected the wire from the ANL fuse that provides power to the VPX and therefore the rest of the avionics.
I’m using the Van’s Adahrs mount. This mounts the Adahrs just forward of the next bulkhead aft of the baggage compartment wall. I made sure it was level to the canopy rails before I drilled it.
I put the 3 fittings in the Adahrs and thought it would be easier to install the unit in the bracket before it went up in the tailcone.
The bracket is pop-riveted into place, and I couldn’t get my riveter to some of the fasteners. So I laid there and removed the Adahrs so I could get to the rivets, then reinstalled it. I’m actually pretty sure I’m going to have to remove it again so I can get the Skyview network connector attached.
I made a bracket for the GPS antenna that attaches to the engine mount aft of the baffle. I didn’t want the antenna on the glareshield, and with the Adahrs in the back, there was no really ideal place to mount the GPS externally. If I figure something different, this bracket is not a huge commitment.
Com Radio Trays
I decided to mount the Com radios front and center on the sub-panel bulkhead.