component that needed to be mounted before doing the wiring is the
crane. This crane comes from heliscale.ch, in Switzerland.
This one has a much beefier mount than the Baumann mount I used on the
Night Sun, and the crane cover is split vertically.
I used offset magnets mounted
sideways, and carbon fibered them in, so they hold the two halves of
the crane housing perfectly together, in a self-aligning assembly that
can be easily opened to unsnarl the winch cable (if
Here is a look at the winch
from the aircraft side:
This winch also includes
a solid-state controller, making integration with the existing
electronics easier than using the standard "Servo and 3-position