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[September 6, 2009]


Today I started finishing up the wires by securing the bundles with some adel clamps where I felt like they were needed (like around the pushrods). I also got my hands dirty (literally) with using lacing cord. All it is basically is some rope dipped in wax. The alternative to this is zip ties. While zip ties are super easy to use, I have always like the way lacing rope looked. I think it gives a nice extra touch. Plus zip ties can be rough on the knuckles when working on wiring bundles down the road. The downside to the lacing cord is it is a bitch to work with. The wax comes off on your hands really easily.

I used the AeroElectric method 2 for tying these knots (http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/cable_lace/cable_lace.html) or a local PDF here: AeroElectric_WireBundleTyingTechniques.pdf.


Here are the last wires I am installing -- a 4 conductor telephone style wire and a shielded 3 conductor wire. The telephone style cable is used for the ELT to talk to the panel mounted remote unit to remotely activate it or see its status. The three conductor shielded wire is to provide a ground, power and GPS position data to the ELT. Both for the ACK E-04 406 Mhz ELT. While the ELT hasn't been released yet, I do have the preliminary documentation. Worst case, if it is really delayed I will just go with the ACK E-01 121.50 Mhz ELT for the time being. They share the same wiring, so the 406 Mhz model will be retrofitable.

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