BMcCand - N248CT Posted May 21, 2012 Report Share Posted May 21, 2012 Hello, I found a problem during the engine pull for mounts. A connector to the the voltage regulator had overheated. I got a new connector body and faston 1/4" female and replaced the yellow wire connectors. Reading the 100hr checklist carefully, Wiring check is by para 14.1. The first item is examine all connectors for security and corrosion. So, I'll be pulling that regulator connector as part of my annuals. I went through all the electrical loads on the plane, with an ammeter , and found the worst case total load would exceed the power specified in the Rotax installation manual. I doubt full load both AP servos at once, and landing light on would occur too frequently. But now I'm avoiding the light +AP airborne. I also turn off the landing light as I turn off the runway, I know at idle the draw is more than the alternator can provide. Too bad there is no room for an external alternator in the CTSW. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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