Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:54 pm #1519105
AIUI, Kapton has been found to degrade and crumble.that strikes me as potentially more risky than PVC or silicone.The other issue that strikes me, is how thin the wiring is! Yes, I know weight is an issue, but ,unless the currents are very small, heating will be an issue.
Perhaps a professional can enlighten us?
I am no expert, but have used Tefzel coated wire in three aircraft builds.
Wire - Aviation Grade Tefzel Insulated Cable
This is a guide to the maximum recommended current for AWG cable when used for airframe/chasis wiring.
AWG 4 - 135 Amps AWG 6 - 101 Amps AWG 10 - 55 Amps AWG 12 - 41 Amps AWG 14 - 32 Amps
AWG 16 - 22 Amps AWG 18 - 16 Amps AWG 20 - 11 Amps AWG 22 - 7 Amps AWG 24 - 3.5 Amps
Manufactured to MIL 22759. Rated to 600 volts and max temperature of 150 degrees C.