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Electrical Systems on Homebuilt Aircraft
Planning, installing and maintaining electrical systems on homebuilt aircraft
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 29, 2019, starting at 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Robert Di Meo, EAA Technical Counselor and RV-8 builder
Brief Description:

Many builders see the electrical planning and installation as a daunting task that they may not be up to. This seminar will step the builder through the basics of planning and installing the electrical systems in their aircraft from basic power wiring through the planning of complex avionics. Best practices will be discussed as well as where to get information and help from the industry and the rest of the builder community.

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Location of Seminar:
EAA Chapter 106 hangar - Gate 4 – 400 HOLT RD, North Andover, MA
400 Holt Rd

North Andover, MA 01845
Directions to Venue:

No GPS address for airport GATE 4, so when near 400 Holt Rd, follow the EAA signs. Please arrive between 9:00-10:30 when we will have someone manning the gate for entry.  Outside those times, please call the number on the paper taped to the yellow post for someone to come let you in.  MAP at this LINK: www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm

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Fly-in Seminar?:
60 seats at the facility, 45 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Penny Bowman
Phone: (508) 284-5592
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

About our speaker: 

Robert Di Meo.  Flying since 1979. 6500 hours, ATP, MEI, CFI, CFII, EAA Tech Counselor and FAAST team member. Currently flying for Kollsman Inc. as a test pilot for HUD, EVS and Joint Strike Fighter product lines. Have owned a Piper Arrow, C-172, Piper Aerostar and Piper Comanche.  Built and currently flying a Vans RV-8.


This seminar is being held at the 2019 NorthEast Experimental Fly-In (FREE Admission, Seminars, & Parking) where many homebuilt aircraft are expected to be on display, including several Van’s RV and Rutan canard aircraft, as well as Zenith, Sonex, Kitfox, Challenger and more.

There will be four seminars - for active pilots as well as builders of E/A-B aircraft:
1. 09:30 am – EA6192822
    Building your own kit aircraft – What’s involved? – by Robert Di Meo
2. 09:30 am – 
    ADS-B - are YOU ready for 2020? – by: Russ Kelsea, John Merriman, and Rick Kloeppel
3. 11:00 am – 
    What are VMC & IMC Clubs? - Mastering the Art of Aviation – by Wyrzykowski
4. 01:00pm (1300) – 
    Electrical Systems on homebuilt aircraft – by Robert Di Meo

      Please taxi to the junction of DELTA & ECHO at LWM;  Ground team will identify parking for homebuilts. 
PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT:   Please park on the North Ramp (next to Echo). Available spaces will be identified with a chalk circle around the number.
Turn onto Holt Rd off Rt-125 in No. Andover, then turn right (Clark St).  GATE 4 will be on the left and will be manned 9-10:30am. There will also be a cell phone # sheet on the yellow post to call for an escort in.
MAP LINK and where to park on this page:    www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm

SPONSOR:     EAA Chapter 106 www.106.EAAchapter.org is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational public charity.  EAA106 organizes and hosts this annual event which showcases amateur-built aircraft and offers several seminars throughout the day (similar to Oshkosh ‘forums’. We offer educational seminars and programs for pilots as well as those building their own aircraft throughout the year. The educational benefit is the reason EAA106 offers this FREE event, but come hungry – the chapter will have breakfast (9-10 am) & lunch (11 am-1 p) available to help offset their speaker and other expenses.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Conduct safety event addressing Light Sport/Experimental Amateur Built aircraft