What is Inherent Viscosity for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on December 11, 2017

This is the most difficult blog that I have written concerning F-16 wiring harnesses.  It is difficult because it is a technical subject that needs to be understandable to the average reader of InterConnect’s articles.   InterConnect has written blogs on the benefits of Kapton wiring as well as the problems of Kapton wiring.  InterConnect … Continue reading “What is Inherent Viscosity for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?”

INTERCONNECT WIRING’S ANNUAL TOY DRIVE

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 4, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, R2D2, Teddy Bears and Fire Trucks… What do they all have in common? They can all be toys!!! It’s time for InterConnect’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive. InterConnect has hosted a toy drive for the Como Community Center for 6 years now.The Como Community Center was built in 1970, and is located just … Continue reading “INTERCONNECT WIRING’S ANNUAL TOY DRIVE”

Where are Aircraft Circuit Breaker Panels and Why Refurbish Them?  

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 27, 2017

In a previous blog InterConnect taught us the difference between a circuit breaker panel and a power panel. The purpose of this blog is to explain where circuit breaker panels are located inside of an aircraft and why you may want to refurbish them.   If this blog was written by the president of InterConnect … Continue reading “Where are Aircraft Circuit Breaker Panels and Why Refurbish Them?  “

What is the MTBF for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on November 20, 2017

Many readers probably do not know what the term Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) means.  MTBF is a measurement of the number of days (or years) that a device will fail based on test results or past performance.  In the aerospace industry, MTBF is calculated for just about every piece of equipment that has active … Continue reading “What is the MTBF for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?”

What are the Ten Most Problematic Areas for Kapton Wiring Inside an F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on November 13, 2017

Like most airplanes, the F-16 is made up of four basic structures: (1) fuselage, (2) wings, (3) horizontal tail, and (4) vertical tail.  Inside each of these structures are smaller sections that house: (a) other structures such as bulkheads, (b) equipment (both electrical and mechanical), (3) tubing/ducting, and (4) electrical wiring harnesses.   Tubing/ducting and electrical … Continue reading “What are the Ten Most Problematic Areas for Kapton Wiring Inside an F-16?”

Who is APS and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 6, 2017

Aviation Procurement Systems (APS) is a privately-owned, parts and repair service for military and commercial aircraft equipment based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland. APS works directly with foreign governments worldwide in order to distribute necessary aerospace, defense, and security supplies. They focus on providing fixed wing and helicopter parts from their industry-leading OEM partners. Along with … Continue reading “Who is APS and What is Their Specialty?”

How Many Breeches are There in the Wiring of a 20-Year-Old F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on October 30, 2017

Two common question that InterConnect receives are: (1) “How many wiring harnesses are there in an aircraft? and (2) “How many miles of wire are there in an aircraft?” This blog will answer these questions as well as one more question which is “How many breeches are there in the wires of a 20-year-old F-16?” … Continue reading “How Many Breeches are There in the Wiring of a 20-Year-Old F-16?”

What is Arc Tracking of Kapton Insulated F-16 Wire?

Posted by John Ashour on October 23, 2017

Until 2001, all F-16’s were manufactured with wiring harnesses that contained Kapton insulated wires.  In May 2001, Lockheed Martin asked the companies who were making F-16 wiring harnesses to replace Kapton insulated wires with TKT insulated wires.  Kapton is a DuPont tradename as is TKT.  TKT stands for Teflon/Kapton/Teflon.   Kapton is a light-weight insulation … Continue reading “What is Arc Tracking of Kapton Insulated F-16 Wire?”

How Many Breeches in F-16 Wire Insulation is Acceptable?  

Posted by John Ashour on October 16, 2017

Occasionally a customer will ask InterConnect how many breeches in a wire’s insulation is acceptable.  The answer is an easy one; there should not be any breeches in the insulation of any wire inside an aircraft.  So why is that? And, what is a breech? A breech in the insulation of a wire is when … Continue reading “How Many Breeches in F-16 Wire Insulation is Acceptable?  “

InterConnect Sponsors Puzzle Scuttle: Helping Children with Special Needs

Posted by Clare McGarrey on October 9, 2017

This Saturday, October 14th, InterConnect Wiring is proud to be sponsoring the 9th Annual Puzzle Scuttle Race benefitting the Child Study Center (CSC) for kids with special needs. We invite you to join us for either the 10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Family Run, beginning at 8am at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. There will … Continue reading “InterConnect Sponsors Puzzle Scuttle: Helping Children with Special Needs”