Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Sections 42D: SkyView Update (part 3)

Reference: pages 42D-19; 1.5 hours

I'm starting back into the wiring update for the SkyView EFIS on the RV-12 aircraft.

Step 1: Attach the WH-00036 Tunnel Conversion Harness to the WH-RV12-Tunnel harness using the ES-00164 D-Cub Backshell Interconnects. Place a drop of blue Loctite on the threads of each thumb screw then fully tighten then into the d-sub backshell interconnects.

I actually did this while attaching the tailcone, because I needed some of the wiring for the tailcone before attaching it.

Step 2: Attach the WH-00026 Option Conversion Harness to the WH-RV12-Optional Harness using D-Sub Backshell Interconnects. Place a drop of blue Loctite on the threads of each thumb screw the fully tighten them into the d-sub backshell interconnects.

Step 3 & 4: Deal with adding the cushion clamp and Tie-wrapping the harnesses. I will complete these after all the wires are ran.

Step 5 (lighting kit installed): Find the WH-L435 (YEL/PRP) and WH-L436(YEL/GRN) wires coming from the WH-0026 RV-12 Option Conversion Harness. Dut both wires three inches from the d-sub connector they are attached to. Cover the end of each wire in heat shrink.

Builder's note: I just removed them from the harness.

Step 6: There are several long wires left coming from the WH-00026 Option COnversion Harness and WH-00036 Tunnel Conversion Harness. Route these wires down through a snap bushing in the Panel Base then follow the path of the WH-RV12-TUNNEL harness theough the to the F-1202F Bulkhead. Use the new wire run holes made in this section to route the harness to the aft side of the F-1203A Bulkhead.

That catches the RV-12 up to date. With the weather turning colder I may jump over to the canopy and finish it up before it's too hard to heat the grage up to 70 degrees. So long until next time!