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Old 02-23-2014, 07:03 AM
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Just to give another point of reference to consider, I fabricated two gussets for mounting my magnetometers on the upper longeron (sp) behind the second bulkhead back from the baggage bulkhead. One on either side. It works great in that location. I used Velcro and brass screws to secure the magnetometers to the gusset.
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Timely input. I was planning to relocate my GRT magnetometer from the forward baggage compartment (poor location) to aft of the baggage compartment bulkhead. I like your location idea. I plan to take a closer look at location options when I open up the back to install the -12 fuel vent line.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:25 AM
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My GRT magnetometer is on the rear deck. Works fine.
One consideration though: The D-Sub mounting screws are a pain because they are up against the HS spar. You have to use a small stubby screwdriver (like a power screwdriver bit) which gets dropped into the fuselage....

If the HS spar would go ahead and crack and fall off, the D-Sub would be easier to install.

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I laced the connector to the box
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:37 AM
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My GRT magnetometer is on the rear deck. Works fine.
One consideration though: The D-Sub mounting screws are a pain because they are up against the HS spar. You have to use a small stubby screwdriver (like a power screwdriver bit) which gets dropped into the fuselage....

If the HS spar would go ahead and crack and fall off, the D-Sub would be easier to install.

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I laced the connector to the box
Yep, a zip tie or two will do a fine job of securing the connector without the hassle of screws. Matter of fact, my mag is secured to its mounting bracket with (non-ferrous) zip ties.
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