Sunday June 25th, 2006|
Mounted Strobe Power Supply, COM Antenna
Today I wokred on my strobe power supply mounting. I strugged with a good way to do it. This thing weighs 2 pounds. Let's see...2 pounds x 6 G's = 12 pounds. Not that heavy really, so I just cut up 4 angles and riveted them into the baggage ribs. I think it'll work fine. The are two anchor nuts that the screws are going into. I spaced the mount up high enough off the bottom skin so that the screws would not rub the skin.
Next I worked on installing the belly-mounted com antenna. If you know me at all, you would understand that it really killed me to put this thing off the centerline. The reason I did this is because the centerline is occupied by the elevator pushrods and I didn't want any interference. Some people put their antenna's on the centerline that tunnel will be very busy anyway so why add to the fuss? I still need to install the transponder antenna. I think it's supposed to be x number of feet away from the COM but I'm still researching that.
Oh yeah...here's the doubler plate I made for the antenna. I did discover one problem here. I made the hole for the bnc adapter too small. I was thinking that the BNC connectors would fit on this thing *above* the doublers...but it's just not going to work. No big deal really. I just need to remove the screws and enlarge the center hole.