Try saying “roof ribs” three times fast. I’ll wait. Very good! You did better than most people. I am impressed and you have earned the privilege of reading the rest of this blog post on building the roof ribs for my Bede BD-4C airplane. 🙂 The roof of the Bede BD-4C is a large rectangle […]
A couple of weeks ago, I started to crimp a FASTON receptacle onto a wire for my Bede BD-4C airplane when I stopped just in time, realizing that I was about to build a wire which could have connected something directly to the fuse… almost forgetting that I needed a switch, too. That made me […]
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, […]