Going full MacGyver

We’ve been doing this comic for long enough now to know exactly what kind of feedback we would be getting for this particular strip. So, let us come out up-front with an explanation: Yes, we know that most aircraft have circuit breakers installed and not old fashioned glass fuses (or whatever you call those type of fuses with a melting wire in English). But the Roost Air Cessna is very old, and also has a lot of custom modifications installed by Julio. There you go! 🙂

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5 comments on “Going full MacGyver
  1. Jan Olieslagers says:

    Well, mine does have glass fuses (yes yes, that’s the proper name), though it was built as recently as 2010. Not a single paperclip, as yet… But then, it is a microlight and our tradition requires that everything electrical is optional anyway, so no need for emergency repairs. On high tech like a C172 that’s of course different };)

  2. Catapult says:

    “The reason (U.S.) pennies say ‘In God We Trust’ is that some people have used them to replace fuses.” Back in the days when houses had fuses rather than breakers, and the pennies were made of copper.

    I am so old…

  3. RG2Cents says:

    Yep! Gotta remember that those fixes are only temporary! If anything burns up and the insurance company finds out, they’ll probably bail on you…

  4. Sergio Gonzalez says:

    Sounds like 75% of my time in rentals.

  5. Fbs says:

    The fuse for the clock is a glass fuse on C172s (but It is under the hood, not in the cabin, and little old cessna have their clock still working, and no one pays 200$+ to get a spare with form-1 for that)

    There was also an AD to install a fuse for the cigarette lighter plug and in many cases, a glass fuse was installed

    So yes, they’re glass fuse on C172

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