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    by Published on 08/29/2004 09:43 AM
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    v This circuit breaker panel was removed when we installed the VP-X system.

    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 the Breaker Box

    Making a Mounting Flange
    Making a Mounting Flange

    Breakers Installed into Panel
    Breakers Installed into Panel

    Side View of Installed Breakers
    Side View of Installed Breakers

    Test Fitting the Breaker Panel
    Test Fitting the Breaker Panel

    Breaker Panel Mounted
    Breaker Panel Mounted

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