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Re: REFLECTOR: Wiring to the top door (classic)
Venky's Velocity Hangar wrote:
> The description of the Grand Champion Long-EZ in Sport Aviation is very
> inspiring. That to me is the epitomy of experimental aviation and
> Anyway, do people have suggestions/thoughts on how to get electrical wires
> into the door of a Classic (top door, clam shell, whatever you want to call
> it) in a reliable and non-obtrusive way. The two possibilities I can think
> of are (1) Next to the hinges with the wires glued down except for a tiny
> bit at the pivot points OR (2) an arrangement at the top front of the door
> where in addition to an extra latch is a quick disconnect for the
> electrical system possibly tied to the latch movement itself for
> connect/disconnect. The latter seems the cleanest but I am not sure how to
> make it last through millions of door openings and closings. Any design
> ideas, part recommendations, etc.?
Except for the "quick disconnect", isn't this the way millions of
automobles with power door locks, power windows, etc., have done for
many years? KISS?
You could put a little cover over the wiring to make it "non-obtrusive",
at the hinge line, disconnect or not, and bury the rest of the wiring in
the foam to make it nonintrusive.
Don't put a "quick disconnect" at the latch point for
"connect/disconnect". Use a Waldom "molex" connector at the hinge line.
PS. The hinge line is a line drawn between two or more hinge "pivot