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Old 09-28-2019, 09:59 AM
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Yep this weekend sounds good Kent.

Long story short a wire only has two ends on it thank goodness lol!

Reading the manuals enough will eventually get you to the point where you know where things are supposed to go. It just takes time that's for sure. First I decided where all the electronics/avionics are going to live. After that and some more planning I started running wire runs. This is where the manuals come in, they pretty much all have wiring diagrams that you can follow. Some people I have found will go to GREAT lengths and make a wiring diagram for everything. I don't feel like I really know every in and out at this point to do this first. Therefore, I am running wires where they need to be and will then make a diagram of where they went. Also, while running the wires I put heat shrink labels on both ends of the wires. This is definitely one of those parts of the build where if you analyze it to death first you will never get anywhere (at least that is how I felt). Just start running wires and it all comes together. There will be mistakes but they are easy to fix for the most part. Mistakes usually seem to be in the form of forgetting to run a wire which is no big deal to fix.
I like it!
Very realistic approach and at the same time moving forward!
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:26 PM
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Still in the thick of wiring.

Oh boy, here we go on this whole harness thing.

20190929_123126 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The GMA 245 doesn't get a sub-panel cutout like the GTR 200 and GNS 430, there is only about an inch behind the connector to the subpanel so I had to turn them wires quickly. Looks like it came out pretty good. Let me know if there is a reason not to do this but I sure as heck can't think of anything.

20191005_134028 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

My panel looks like it is puking wires! Adel clamps here we come!

20191005_174037 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:58 PM
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What is all that! HAHA
Looking like I have a wiring expert to turn to in a few weeks!

Is that a hinge I see on the bottom of the panel? Is that stock/plan?

Nice work Jereme and neat and tidy.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:22 PM
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What is all that! HAHA
Looking like I have a wiring expert to turn to in a few weeks!

Is that a hinge I see on the bottom of the panel? Is that stock/plan?

Nice work Jereme and neat and tidy.
Haha Thanks Kent.

The hinges are not stock but a lot of people add little drop down trays for electronics. You can see the little "tray" in this pic (I should probably call it a panel). On the left side I'm going to put 2 fuse blocks and my e-bus diode. The right side will get the Dynon EMS and battery bus with e-bus relay. Stay tuned for pics on that.

20190922_172106 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:07 PM
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Wiring continues. So far I am really liking this part of the build. Overwhelming at first but not too bad if you take it one wire at a time. This week I finished wiring my radio stack, glad that one is behind me, it seemed the most daunting.

Before...

20191012_212041 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After! (don't pay too much attention to the zip ties, they are temporary for the most part)

20191013_123000 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I am mostly done behind the sub panel for now. Next I started installing the Dynon main harnesses. As you can see in the pic below I got all it takes to add the second screen if I ever want to. Just cut a few zip ties and bingo-bango.

20191013_173834 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM
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So happy that you are getting this together. It must be a great feeling of accomplishment!

Also, you can help me when my time comes!

It looks like you can use the cable ties to hold the wire runs together and then Adel clamp or thread tie and remove the cable ties. At least that is what I thought when I saw your photos.

Good work Jereme!
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:00 PM
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So happy that you are getting this together. It must be a great feeling of accomplishment!

Also, you can help me when my time comes!

It looks like you can use the cable ties to hold the wire runs together and then Adel clamp or thread tie and remove the cable ties. At least that is what I thought when I saw your photos.

Good work Jereme!
Thanks man!

Ya for some reason finishing the radio stack wiring gave me probably the most sense of accomplishment this entire build. Lots of reading, planning, researching, and wiring to get that one done. Don't forget I'm always a phone call away when you need it!

Yep you hit it on the head. I have seen others use clips to temporary wires but cheap zip ties seemed just as good. Although I honestly think zip ties get a bad rap sometimes on these forums. If you buy quality ones they will last a lifetime.

It's crazy though, right when you finish one big wiring job more awaits! haha It will end eventually. In the meantime it still looks like my panel is puking. lol Thank goodness for heat shrink label makers!

20191013_192156 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:51 PM
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Wiring continues. I made some good progress this weekend for sure. I still have many many wire ends that need a proper home but this was a big one.

Before

20191011_180750 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After

20191020_180418 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I'm hoping tomorrow I can make a rather large dent in the two Dynon main harnesses.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:16 AM
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What's the component with the cooling fins?

Nice work!
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:15 AM
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Very nice work Jereme!

What are you using for doing your wire labels? I am about to start to do an upgrade to my -8 and really like the idea of labelling both ends to help orgainze the spaghetti.

I really like your panel labels too

Cheers!

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Ya for some reason finishing the radio stack wiring gave me probably the most sense of accomplishment this entire build. Lots of reading, planning, researching, and wiring to get that one done.

It's crazy though, right when you finish one big wiring job more awaits! haha It will end eventually. In the meantime it still looks like my panel is puking. lol Thank goodness for heat shrink label makers!

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