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Airframe Electrical System

Question: Why is bare copper electrical wire not suitable for aircraft use?

(Source: FAA AC 43.13-1B/2B)

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The reason why Bare copper is not suitable for aircraft use is that:

  • It develops a surface oxide coating at a rate dependent on temperature. This oxide film is a poor conductor of electric...

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