Circuit breaker / Fuse panel

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Circuit breaker / Fuse panel

Post by john-ranger » Fri Dec 05, 2008 22:18

Did any of the early Champ's have a fuse panel or circuit breaker? If so, where was it located?
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Post by john-ranger » Sat Dec 06, 2008 00:40

A couple of pictures of the proposed panel:
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Re: Circuit breaker / Fuse panel

Post by Roger Anderson » Sat Dec 06, 2008 09:22

john-ranger wrote:Did any of the early Champ's have a fuse panel or circuit breaker? If so, where was it located?
I don't think any original Champs or Chief were factory produced with anything electric requiring a fuse panel. However, look at the following for an example of one we did to a 7DC. It's over on the left side of and below the panel.

http://www.joea.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2855

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Post by WWhunter » Sun Dec 07, 2008 09:49

One of these days I'll figure out how to post a photo...not likely though.
Anyways....My toggle switches are mounted at the wing root and get this....the "box" they are in is a small metal bread pan. I kid you not!!! The guy that rebuilt my "SuperChamp" was thinking when he cam up with that one.:) Actually you wouldn't know it if I hadn't told you. He even mounted a small light that illuminates the panel.
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Post by Mnflyer » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:49

Hi John I think the first factory Aeronca's to have an electrical system would have been the 7EC which was approved in Nov of 1949, some pictures I've seen have the fuses and switches on the side panel near the mag carb heat fuel on/off but these plane are 50/60 years old and who know for sure as over time they get (upgraded / modified). Mine like Kieth's has a panel mounted at the left wing root.
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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Sun Dec 07, 2008 22:53

I'll show my age here.... I've never seen a fuse panel like that before!

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Post by joea » Sun Dec 07, 2008 23:45

Nathan K. Hammond wrote:I'll show my age here.... I've never seen a fuse panel like that before!

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Me neither and I am a lot older than you!

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