F-00049 wire cover plate installed between the two F-1276D system blocks. Not much clearance but enough room for a piece of paper between them.
As can be seen in the above photo there is just enough clearance between the F-00049 wire cover plate and flaperon mixer arm to slip a piece of paper between them. The gap is almost nonexistent … however, moving the mixer arm through its full range of motion does not move the paper.
To help garner slightly more clearance and hopefully insure the clearance does not change over time, decided to devise a way downward pressure could be applied to the F-00049 wire cover plate. What I came up with was running a wire tie around the F-00049 wire cover plate and all the wires underneath it. Doing this alone will not apply much if any downward pressure … however, by running the wire tie under the stiff fuel return line a slight downward pressure on the cover plate can be established. This seems to work quite well as can be seen in the photo below. Not sure if it was necessary but I feel better knowing the wire cover plate will not rub on the underside of the flaperon mixer arm.
A wire tie was slipped around the F-00049 wire cover plate and wire bundle then under the fuel return line to create a slight downward pressure on the cover plate to insure it stays out of the way of the flaperon mixer arm.
Now that dressing wires in the center tunnel section between the seats is completed, moved onto tidying up the wiring runs traversing the cockpit from side to side. Placing wire ties around some of the wiring was tough because it was difficult to get hands in some of the areas. To aid in installing some of the wire ties a long hemostat proved most useful.
Using a long hemostat to help fish a wire tie around the wires running under the co-pilot seat.
The last wiring item needing attention under the seats was dressing the slack in the wires connecting the switches on both the control stick grips together. The slack was pulled in the lightening hole and wire tied onto the wire run behind the F-1203A bulkhead. This slack was necessary to accommodate the wire crimping tool used to fabricate the pins for the Molex connector.
Leftover slack from installing the Molex connector for the control stick grip wiring. This slack was wire tied onto the wires running behind the F-1203A bulkhead.
A piece of heat shrink tubing was placed over the wires for the stick grip switches and the bundle was fished forward on its way to the instrument panel. After the stick grip wires were in place, the center tunnel wires between the F-1202F and F-1203A bulkheads were dressed with wire ties.
Pulling in the stick grip wires which marks the last of the wiring headed to the instrument panel.
Center tunnel wires between the F-1202F and F-1203A bulkheads all dressed up and waiting for someplace to go.
Finished up the work session by climbing into the cockpit and placing wire ties around the wires between the F-1202F bulkhead and the fuel flow meter. Stopped short of tying down the Molex connector for the fuel flow meter. At this point, I ran out of time and decided it would be best to give my back a bit of a rest as well.