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Old 04-23-2019, 08:27 PM
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Default Help my arms are too short

Simple low cost extended vent knob
Jeff Vaughan
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:27 AM
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Jeff, at first I thought you flew into a flock of baseball bats!
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:09 AM
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:06 PM
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Update on the effectiveness of the relocation of the Ducatti Regulator.
My relocated regulator has now 150 hours and going. The previous one failed at 100 hours on Hobbs.
Originally Posted by WingedFrog View Post
After many failures of the Ducatti Voltage Rectifier/Regulator due to overheating VANS decided to relocate it inside the cockpit to improve the cooling. I decided that a better option was to relocate it inside the cooling tunnel. Here are in a few pictures the steps I took to achieve the relocation:

The components I used, an Al angle 2X2 1/8" thick with one side cut to 1"wide and a counterplate also 1" wide:

Cuts in the fiberglass of the tunnel:

Regulator secured on the angle:

Regulator installed inside the lower cowl's tunnel:

Lower Cowl in place with Regulator connected including a ground cable:

The ground cable goes to the battery housing:

As I decided to leave the initial connector untouched, I connected the extension I made to reach the tunnel with spade connectors but I had to secure the spade connectors with tie-wraps or risk a damaging disconnection of the alternator. On the picture you can see the stand-by Regulator located at the initial location on the firewall. In case of failure of the active located in the tunnel this standby unit can be switched into active by disconnecting the failed unit and reconnecting the standby.


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