Quick Start Program
The Vertical Power Quick Start program is designed to simplify the installation of your aircraft electrical system. You can purchase the various components of the Vertical Power system separately, allowing you to stage them as your build progresses. The following are available to assist you:
Blanks of the Display and Power Distribution Units are available at no-charge. (fully refundable deposit required)
Wiring harness kit and connector kit are available separately. These kits are described on the Purchase page.
Crimping tools for the power connectors are available for purchase or rent.
Load Planning Worksheet and wiring diagrams are available on the Product Documentation page.
The steps below outline the process to install the Vertical Power system. While Vertical Power can greatly simplify an aircraft electrical system, it is still an involved process that requires proper and thorough planning. The steps are summarized below and described in detail in the Installation Manual.
STEP 1: Complete the Load Planning Worksheet. Use the documents found here or the on-line VP-X Planner to plan the electrical “backbone” of your system, type of alternator(s), devices, loads, switch configurations, and other aspects of your aircraft wiring.
STEP 2: Install the Vertical Power components and wiring. Now that you’ve completed the system planning, install Vertical Power components. Install the contactors, alternators, and batteries per the kit manufacturer’s instructions. Run the wires from the Vertical Power system to the avionics, lights, and contactors.
STEP 3: Configure the Vertical Power system. Using the setup menus, configure the power pins, circuit breaker values, trim and flap, and other settings. You can also do this step prior to Step 2 on a test bench.
STEP 4: Ground Test. Verify proper operation on the ground. Verify proper operation on the ground. Verify correct operation of each device, trim, flaps, gear system, alerts, runaway trim protection, and other settings.
STEP 5: Flight Test. Verify proper operation in flight. Verify proper operation of systems in flight.