Next we need to make a breaker box for our circuit breakers. We decided to get an engraved panel for the circuit from Frontpanel Express since Superior Panel exited the market. We also decided to mount our breakers off of the main instrument panel for a couple of reasons. First of all, if a breaker trips, there is almost certainly a real problem, and resetting the breaker will probably not help. Secondly, if you reset the breaker, and it trips again, then you should land and get it checked out, not try to troubleshoot it in flight. We like the co-pilot side placement that some other Velocity builders have used, so we elected to this as well. This is particularly nice since then these wires do not have to have disconnects in the line for removing the instrument panel (nor the canard, as most of the wiring will pass above the canard.

Making the Breaker Box

Making a Mounting Flange

Breakers Installed into Panel

Side View of Installed Breakers

Test Fitting the Breaker Panel

Breaker Panel Mounted

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Sunday March 14th, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Categories: Aircraft Power Breaker Panel
Tags: Building Circuit Breakers Electrical Power

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