Aircraft Wiring Guide
The practical guide to planning, wiring, and enjoying the electrical system in your experimental aircraft.
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
After talking to thousands of fellow homebuilders and giving many presentations at fly-ins around the country, I realized there was a need for information to design and build the newer, more complex electrical systems. The Aircraft Wiring Guide takes that experience and condenses it into 85 pages (when printed) of useful information and guidance. Filled with images, pictures, text, and drawings, this book has a wealth of practical information so you can design the electrical system that’s right for you and your mission!
If you’re building, maintaining, upgrading, or repairing an experimental-category aircraft, this book can help you uncover the mysteries of aircraft wiring.
The wiring system in small aircraft used to be fairly simple because many of the systems were mechanical or simply did not exist when compared with modern avionics. Today we have electronic stall and AOA warning systems, GPS receivers, glass cockpit displays, autopilots, backup batteries and busses, electric trim and flap motors, ADS-B receivers, multiple power plugs, powered headsets, and host of other modern electronics. Therefore, the electrical system is a much more important part of the aircraft than it used to be, and therefore it is worth your time to understand the subject matter so that your plane will operate reliably.
This book is for experimental aircraft builders who want to know how to plan and wire their aircraft. First-time builders will learn how to start thinking about and planning for the electrical system. Advanced builders can keep abreast of the latest technologies and products.
This book is designed to focus on the practical information you need to make important decisions about the architecture of your electrical system, what parts to buy, and how to wire it all together.