I stopped by to check on the progress of the One Week Wonder this morning, and found this gentleman removing blue plastic from parts destined for the empennage. The fairly simple – but still important – task was assigned when the man (who identified himself as “Richard”) wandered in and asked if he could help.
He said that he was interested in building in the future, and wanted to learn the basics.
From outlet convertors to button switches and parts to make your own temperature sensor, Jim Weir gives an overview of his favorite electronics sources and what’s available to make the heart of your inner geek beat a little faster.
This brand new power management system harnesses CPU power to eliminate the need for much of an aircrafts wiring by consolidating major electrical functions into a single box. It comprises three units: a display, controller module/panel housing and mag controller. Bundled into the setup are radios, instruments (including GPS, EFIS and engine monitoring) and lights. Each flight phase is broken down into the tasks normally performed manually by the pilot, and the VP-200 addresses them more or less automatically, while also providing override capability in the event of a system failure.