Now available is “The Aircraft Wiring Guide,” a new book for the aircraft homebuilder that explains the ins and outs of wiring a modern experimental aircraft.After talking to thousands of fellow homebuilders and giving many presentations at fly-ins around the country, the author, Marc Ausman, said he realized there was a need for information to design and build the newer, more complex electrical systems found in modern aircraft.
The Aircraft Wiring Guide takes that experience and condenses it into 85 pages of information and guidance, as well as images, pictures and drawings.
“The wiring system in small aircraft used to be fairly simple because many of the systems were mechanical or simply did not exist when compared with modern avionics,” said Ausman, who flies an RV-7 he finished building in 2006. “Today there are electronic stall and AOA warning systems, GPS receivers, glass cockpit displays, autopilots, backup batteries and busses, electric trim and flap motors, ADS-B receivers, multiple power plugs, powered headsets, and host of other modern electronics. Therefore, the electrical system is a much more important part of the aircraft than it used to be.”
The book is available worldwide as an 8.5 x 11 spiral-bound notebook for $30 from