APR 2015

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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EAA Experimenter 9 THE AIRCRAFT WIRING GUIDE is a new book available for the aircraft homebuilder that explains the ins and outs of wiring a modern experimental aircraft. If you're building, maintaining, upgrading, or repairing an experimental category air- craft, this book can help you uncover the mysteries of aircraft wiring. After talking to thousands of fellow homebuilders and giving many presenta- tions at fl y-ins around the country, author Marc Ausman realized there was a need for information about designing and build- ing the newer, more complex electrical systems found in modern aircraft. The Aircraft Wiring Guide takes that experience and condenses it into 85 pages of infor- mation and guidance. Filled with images, pictures, text, and drawings, this book has a wealth of practical information. "The wiring system in small aircraft used to be fairly simple because many of the systems were mechanical or sim- ply did not exist when compared with modern avionics," Ausman said. "Today there are electronic stall and angle-of- attack warning systems, GPS receivers, glass cockpit displays, autopilots, backup batteries and buses, electric trim and fl ap motors, ADS-B receivers, multiple power plugs, powered headsets, and a host of other modern electronics. Therefore, the electrical system is a much more impor- tant part of the aircraft than it used to be. "This book is for experimental air- craft 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 technolo- gies and products." The book is available worldwide as an 8.5-by-11 spiral-bound notebook for $30 from www.AircraftWiringGuide.com . Help for Homebuilders Wiring Experimental Aircraft Wicks Aircraft Supply to Warehouse Parts for ULPower Engines WICKS AIRCRAFT SUPPLY of Highland, Illinois, will be the exclu- sive North American distributor of spare, warranty, and replacement parts for the full line of ULPower ( www. ULPower.com ) experi- mental aircraft engines. Kit-builder Dave Ferrell, whose Zenith CH 650 is powered by a 130-hp UL350iS, said, "It's especially reas- suring and convenient to know that Wicks will be there for me with parts when I'll need them." ULPower produces eight models of traditional-layout (hori- zontally opposed, direct-drive, air-cooled) engines in four- and six-cylinder confi gurations from 97 to 200 hp for a wide variety of experimental aircraft. With features such as multiport fuel injection and full authority digital engine control, and better power-to-weight, footprint, and price than comparable engines, these modern powerplants are now installed in some 1,000 airplanes around the world, including an increasing number of original equipment manufacturer applications. More information is available at www.ULPower.com or www.WicksAircraft.com . Briefl y Noted… Three Zenith pilots fl ying CH 701 aircraft took the top three spots in the third annual Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Championship held at Omaka Airfi eld in Blenheim, New Zealand. Chris Anderson, Jock Struthers, and Deane Philip took fi rst, second, and third place in the third annual STOL and Precision Landing competition on January 31, 2015. NavWorx Inc. announced its ADS600- EXP Universal Access Transceiver, an af ordable ADS-B technology solution for experimental/light-sport aircraft owners. The NavWorx ADS600-EXP is now available for installation in experi- mental and light-sport aircraft and performs to the requirements of the FAA's ADS-B rule. Learn more at www.NavWorx.com .

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