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hey_kir456

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Unread post29 Aug 2018, 13:45

Does anyone recall the name (or nickname) of the thin wire that broke easily? It was coated in plastic that was brittle and would require replacement more often than simple repair. I know this is a very specific question, I'm not expecting an answer.
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Unread post29 Aug 2018, 18:10

Well, since you're not expecting an answer......








It's called Kapton
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Unread post31 Aug 2018, 13:42

To be more specific, Kapton is the insulation.

One of the guys I work with was at the airlines (in maintenance, and moved up to engineering) right as all the Kapton wiring and EWIS stuff came about. He has some good stories.
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Unread post01 Sep 2018, 17:39

And Kapton is/was a very good lightweight insulation, except when it gets work-hardened, then it is a very bad lightweight insulation. :shock: 'Exciting' though.
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Unread post04 Sep 2018, 02:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ_G9C0jwE8

Documentary on a Swiss Air crash that happened because of Kapton wiring.
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Unread post05 Sep 2018, 01:57

smsgtmac wrote:And Kapton is/was a very good lightweight insulation, except when it gets work-hardened, then it is a very bad lightweight insulation. :shock: 'Exciting' though.


Are you talking about it "is/was very good" for non-aviation related applications?

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