Time: 4 Hours
I worked on several wiring tasks today. The first was to wire the USB charging port that I cut into place in the passenger side wall support. It was a lot easier to screw into place back when all the parts were laying on my work bench.
Next up was to cut the pilot grip wires and add a Molex connector. This will allow the stick to be wired and be removable if needed. This was my first attempt at open barreled crimping that Molex uses.
I measured where I wanted to cut the wires and stripped the protective sleeve.
Once the pin is done you slide it into the numbered hole in the connector itself. I needed 14 pins for this grip and used a 15 pin connector. I made a list of what colors when to what pin so that I can match the opposite side of the connector.
I had slipped a piece of heat shrink on before I inserted the pins to tie the wires and protective sleeve together whe done. I then moved on to running the auto pilot servo wires, since I needed one of the wires from the servo for the stick grip.
There are two pair of twisted wires that get connected to the Sky View network, a power, a ground and a auto pilot disconect wire. I stopped at this point for the day, 4 hours of actual work and 4 hours of scratching my head thinking things through before I cut wires!