Jeff J wrote:
The only new info for me was the recommendation to mount the starter solenoid sideways but, according to other posts in this thread, that may not be a good idea.
If you have a White-Rogers solenoid, which a large percentage of the G.A. fleet does, it is not a good idea according to White-Rogers, the manufacturer. I believe I posted a link to one of their product spec sheets that specifically stated that. There are solenoid contactors that are designed for horizontal mounting, if desired.
I haven't had a problem playing any of the EAA videos, but I have found that they sometimes contain information or details that are inaccurate or incorrect, in my opinion. One example that I viewed recently on installing BNC connectors on antenna wire is one of those. They give some specific dimensions for stripping and preparing the cable, completely ignoring the fact that different brands of connectors sometimes require different dimensions in that regard (with the same antenna cable). An example of that are Amphenol brand (very well-known and commonly used) connectors for RG-400 or RG-58, that require different stripping dimensions than stated on the video. It may work but it's not correct, and may be less reliable or less efficient as far as losses go. Someone who knows nothing about fabricating their antenna cables and follows the video's advice will quite likely be doing it wrong. It may not be a big deal to some, but it's no harder to do something like that the right way. The video should recommend and state that the manufacturer's specific instructions should be followed, IMHO.