I'm in the initial stages of planning out my wire runs, and I'm looking for feedback on my proposed location of the forest of tabs grounding block. I don't want to give up the lower forward baggage space if I can help it, and I don't like the Van's proposed frame grounding bolt location due to potential interference with the rudders if I installed a FOT there. (I'm 6'2" with size 13 rudder pushers.)
What I'm thinking at the moment is to place the main FOT on the left side of the firewall between the throttle/prop/mixture cables and the fuel line. (48 tabs on the cabin side, 24 tabs on the engine side.) That will keep the wires away from my feet and preserve the baggage hold for baggage. I'm going to mount the battery on the firewall, so this will require a heavy grounding cable from the battery on the right side of the FW to the FOT on the left, but I think that's an acceptable solution given my other concerns.
I'm also considering adding an insulated avionics FOT (single sided, 24 tabs, similar to what Blain made in the previous post) and mounting it to the F-866A Bulkhead above the brake line F-866D Mounting Plate. (I'm planning a G-3X, GTN 650, G-5, GTR 20, GTX45R set up.)
I made cardboard FOT templates and taped them into position. In the first photo, the main is circled in blue and the avionics is circled in red.
Main FOT, cabin side:
Main FOT, firewall side:
Do any of these planned locations interfere with other requirements or any other issues with mounting FOTs in these locations?
Thanks in advance,