Aircraft Wiring Guide

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The practical guide to planning, wiring, and enjoying the electrical system in your experimental aircraft.

After talking to thousands of fellow homebuilders and giving many presentations at fly-ins around the country, I realized there was a need for information to design and build the newer, more complex electrical systems. The Aircraft Wiring Guide takes that experience and condenses it into 85 pages of useful information and guidance. Filled with images, pictures, text, and drawings, this book has a wealth of practical information so you can design the electrical system thatís right for you and your mission!

If youíre building, maintaining, upgrading, or repairing an experimental-category aircraft, this book can help you uncover the mysteries of aircraft wiring.

The wiring system in small aircraft used to be fairly simple because many of the systems were mechanical or simply did not exist when compared with modern avionics. Today we have electronic stall and AOA warning systems, GPS receivers, glass cockpit displays, autopilots, backup batteries and busses, electric trim and flap motors, ADS-B receivers, multiple power plugs, powered headsets, and host of other modern electronics. Therefore, the electrical system is a much more important part of the aircraft than it used to be, and therefore it is worth your time to understand the subject matter so that your plane will operate reliably.

This book is for experimental aircraft builders who want to know how to plan and wire their aircraft. First-time builders will learn how to start thinking about and planning for the electrical system. Advanced builders can keep abreast of the latest technologies and>
This book is designed to focus on the practical information you need to make important decisions about the architecture of your electrical system, what parts to buy, and how to wire it all together.
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Useful for basic aviation wiring. 4 stars only as it is slightly overpriced.

Daniel F
May 27, 2017

I was expecting more of a how-to instructional guide that would provide practical tips and advice for airplane wiring. Instead, this book leans toward understanding and designing an electrical system for an aircraft.

Lyle H
May 5, 2021

This book does not do what is advertising: “… practical guide to planning, wiring, and troubleshooting the electrical system in your experimental aircraft.” If I had to buy it again, I would refrain to by it! This book is more a “Pub book for Vertical Power”! It is only a 79 pages book, too expensive for it contain! The only interesting “Chapter is the No. (#) 2. Wiring Basics” who describe the Electrical Materials & Tooling’s (15 pages). At my point of view, it the last one to buy! Especially at $34.95 USD (March, 2021). You will be better to buy “The Aeroelectric connection (ACS P/N: AEC001) Jacques (James), who is an “Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME with Qualifications: M1, M2, limited “E” & limited “S”, in Canada. Equivalent to A&P with an IA, in U. S. A.).

Jacques L
November 12, 2021


Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: Are the inside pages of this guide in color or black and white?

This book is printed in black and white.

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