More than anything else, when people hear that I am building an airplane they tell me that they are sure it is too difficult for them. It’s not; I promise. Anyone can build an airplane. Here’s proof.
When I last wrote about Mounting MGL Avionics Sensors in a BD-4C, I had built shelves in my Bede BD-4C airplane for the magnetometer and AHRS boxes. These shelves were close to finished but not quite right. Neither one could keep the boxes from sliding forward and backward. Worse, the AHRS shelf was too short; […]
My latest projects on my Bede BD-4C airplane were mounting a pair of MGL Avionics sensors: the SP-6 Magnetometer (electronic compass) and the SP-7 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). These two little boxes, just six ounces apiece, can sense the airplane’s magnetic heading and attitude, all with no moving parts. Quoting from MGL Avionics’ website, […]
Finally! My MGL autopilot servos are permanently installed in my Bede BD-4C airplane. In my last post, Mounting Autopilot Servos in the BD-4C (Really), I included photos of the roll servo, mounted underneath the right rear passenger’s knee. The pitch servo is aft of the baggage compartment and connected to the middle of the push-pull […]
If you have been following along, you know that I have spent the last couple of weeks tossing ideas around, and getting lots of suggestions, for how to mount autopilot servos in my Bede BD-4C airplane. This is the fourth in my series of blog posts on the subject and, I am happy to say, […]