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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?”

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?”

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?  “

Why Aircraft Pylon Wiring Harnesses Should Be Replaced

Posted by John Ashour on August 28, 2017

An aircraft pylon is used to mount external equipment such as a weapon, reconnaissance pod, or external fuel tank.  Figure 1 shows a pylon attached to an F-15 fighter aircraft and Figure 2 shows a close up of an F-16 Centerline Pylon.                         In … Continue reading “Why Aircraft Pylon Wiring Harnesses Should Be Replaced”

Can a Wiring Harness be Repaired or Overhauled?

Posted by John Ashour on July 24, 2017

A common question asked of InterConnect Wiring is, “Can InterConnect repair or overhaul a wiring harnesses?” The short answer to this question is “Yes we can!” The long answer is that in many cases it is less expensive to produce a new wiring harness instead of repairing or overhauling an old one. Typical wiring harnesses … Continue reading “Can a Wiring Harness be Repaired or Overhauled?”

What is Crosslinked Tefzel Insulated Wire and Spec 55 Wire?

Posted by Colton Peel on July 10, 2017

Lately InterConnect’s enlightening blogs have been focusing on Kapton insulated wire and TKT insulated wire. This time we will discuss a different type of wire used on F-15 and F-18 military jets as well as commercial aircraft including the Boeing B737, B747, B757, B767, B777 as well as the Airbus A320, A330, and A340. Crosslinked … Continue reading “What is Crosslinked Tefzel Insulated Wire and Spec 55 Wire?”

Why and When Should You Refurbish F-16 Cockpit Panels?

Posted by John Ashour on June 26, 2017

The purpose of this blog is to describe what F-16 cockpit panels are and answer the following questions: (1) “Why refurbish them?” and (2) “When should they be refurbished?” Before answering these two questions, let me explain what a cockpit panel is. F-16 cockpit panels are electric, switch boxes located in front of and around … Continue reading “Why and When Should You Refurbish F-16 Cockpit Panels?”

Where Are F-16 Fuselage Multiplex Panels and When Do You Refurbish Them?

Posted by John Ashour on June 12, 2017

Welcome to F-16 Fighter Jet Design Class 101.  In this class we will discuss: (1) the main components of an F-16, (2) what multiplex is, and (3) what is refurbishment in regards to F-16 electrical panels.  Here we go!   An airplane is typically made up of four main structural components: (1) the fuselage, (2) … Continue reading “Where Are F-16 Fuselage Multiplex Panels and When Do You Refurbish Them?”

Who is DTE and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 5, 2017

Defense Technology Equipment Inc. (DTE) is a highly specialized logistic military procurement company based out of the US since 1989. This company is known for providing technical and Aircraft On the Ground (AOG) support. DTE is committed to delivering top-notch service and care in a short period of time. DTE is able to operate under … Continue reading “Who is DTE and What is Their Specialty?”

What is TKT Insulated Wire?

Posted by Chris Bettinger on May 22, 2017

On April 3rd 2017, you read about the Advantages of Kapton Insulated Wire. Then, on April 24th 2017, you read about the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire. Today, you will learn about another wire type commonly used on commercial and military aircraft. This wire has a tape-wrapped construction consisting of one layer of fluropolymer-polyimide- fluropolymer … Continue reading “What is TKT Insulated Wire?”

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