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Are Legos like Aircraft Plug and Receptacle Connectors?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 9, 2019

As I was helping my son put together the huge Harry Potter Lego Set he saved up for with his chores and gift money, I focused in on the details of two particular Legos. Unless you have been living on a different planet, you know that Legos fit together with “male” and “female” pieces. This … Continue reading “Are Legos like Aircraft Plug and Receptacle Connectors?”

Top 7 Second Quarter 2019 Aerospace Trade Shows and Conferences

Posted by Clare McGarrey on March 26, 2019

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Americas (MRO) April 9 – 11 (2019)               MRO Americas is a major event to exchange ideas and best practices with the Aerospace community. Exhibitions will include new suppliers, technology, tools, and services featuring conferences with the CEO of Delta Air Lines and a golf … Continue reading “Top 7 Second Quarter 2019 Aerospace Trade Shows and Conferences”

What Is A ‘Type’ Certificate?

Posted by InterConnect on March 12, 2019

Those familiar with type certificates may find it interesting to know that the concept of type certificates was introduced by one of the UK's first “Secretary of State for Air”, Winston Churchill. If this is the first you have heard of type certificates, then read on for more exciting details. So you may ask, what … Continue reading “What Is A ‘Type’ Certificate?”

Is Insulation Resistance Testing Important?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on February 26, 2019

  Do you know what that color coating on the outside of a wire is called? It is called insulation. And did you know that the day that wire is developed, the insulation of the wire starts to age and deteriorate? Unfortunately, it is true. Wire insulation is not like a fine wine; it does … Continue reading “Is Insulation Resistance Testing Important?”

4 Critical Items to Include When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 29, 2019

  Now that US Aerospace and Defense manufacturers are extending the life of more and more older aircraft, fixed-wing and helicopter modification kits are becoming more and more prevalent. In the last 26 years InterConnect Wiring has assembled thousands of aircraft modification kits (AKA mod kits, loose wiring assemblies, or LWA’s) for a wide variety … Continue reading “4 Critical Items to Include When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits”

C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 26, 2018

C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos The C-130 is a great workhorse cargo airplane, first introduced in 1957. It is not surprising that such a great aircraft warrants two separate major annual conferences. The first conference, the C-130 Hercules Operators Conference (HOC), always hosted by Lockheed Martin, was October 15th – 18th. … Continue reading “C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos”

13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability

Posted by Jeanie Peel on August 20, 2018

So, you want to design a wiring harness. Here at InterConnect Wiring, we have had the pleasure of not only designing aircraft wiring harnesses for our customers, but also seeing thousands of other companies’ Build-To-Print (BTP) wiring harness drawing packages. As expected, we have seen some really good drawings & designs and frankly, some really … Continue reading “13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability”

How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?

Posted by Randy Harmon on August 13, 2018

Many considerations go into determining how to route wiring inside of an aircraft.  Each system’s wiring must be routed separately to maintain control of the vehicle under normal and emergency conditions.  Flight control wiring should be kept separate from all firing and control circuits associated with ordnance and explosive subsystems. Control wiring passing through high-temperature … Continue reading “How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Mike Winters on July 23, 2018

When designing aircraft wiring harnesses, or, in fact, any wiring harness, the main purpose of a wiring harness is to transmit signals or electrical power between components in a system.  However, this cannot be achieved unless the wiring harness can physically connect to these components. There are several ways to make these connections but probably … Continue reading “Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?”

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