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[August 17, 2009]


I spent almost all of tonight working on cleaning up the mess of wires I had going to the wingtips. For the longest time I was scratching my head to the best way to terminate them all. Then it came to me to put a terminal block in. As luck would have it, I had 5 sets of wires and a 5 position block that I bought from Stein Air. He must of known!


Also today I received my teak custom aircraft grip. Originally I ordered some teak grips from Van's, but their grip didn't have enough inputs on it. Luckily, on the packaging from the grips from Van's it listed the manufacturer - Custom Aircraft Grips (http://www.customaircraftgrips.com/). I called them up and told Mike exactly what I wanted. Before I knew it he was asking me for my address and told me to just send him a check when I received the grips! Wow. I didn't think people did that anymore. What a great hobby where there is such trust. This is a 1" grip meant to be held by the pilot with their left hand. On the top it has a china-hat switch for the aileron and elevator trim, an up/down switch for the flaps, and an extra button for future expansion.


Van's sells these, but not with this configuration. I needed to go right to the source -- Custom Aircraft Grips


The push to talk switch is on the front side, actuated by the index finger.


Here is the contact information for Custom Aircraft Grips and some nice information.


This is my copilots grips that I bought from Van's. Made by the same people. It only has a push-to-talk button on it.

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