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  #21  
Old 02-04-2018, 10:54 AM
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Default Very economical

Here’s mine and it was quite inexpensive.
A used 7 inch dynon skyview
Used ASI & ALT
Used Garmin GTX-327
New Garmin GTR-200 com radio
IPAD Pro running ForeFlight connected via WiFi to the skyview thereby using its AHARS and gps antenna. Can also send and receive flightplans between the two units.

I already had the IPad so the whole panel cost me around $3500 USD. It’s obviously not the flashiest but I like it and with two kids heading off to university it’ll be staying for a while

Solid VFR that I fly through some of the busiest airspace around. Works beautifully. You really don’t have to spend a fortune if you’re looking to fly VFR comfortably.

Forgive the clamp on the cabin heat, the friction needed adjusting.


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Old 02-04-2018, 12:23 PM
alcladrv alcladrv is offline
 
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Thanks for all the input. It is nice to know there are folks that start with the basics. I would love to have an IFR panel but getting this thing finished and in the air is my goal. I can spend the rest of my time adding as $$ allow.
Ditto. That's what I did 13 years ago. Getting the thing finished and in the air was paramount. A basic "steam gage" VFR panel and gps will take you far. Those same "steam gages" have now become the backups for my G3X screens.
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:21 PM
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I like it Simon. Sure looks like there are some good deals out there on good used equipment. They may be a few years old but much more modern than the panels in most Cessnas and Pipers I have flown.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:27 PM
GThalheim GThalheim is offline
 
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Simon, does it say "Passengers Prohibited" on your right hand side under the cabin heat clamp?
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:33 PM
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It does, during the phase 1 first 25 hours that has to be there legally.

It?s been removed now.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:40 AM
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It does, during the phase 1 first 25 hours that has to be there legally.

It?s been removed now.
Is this a thing we can really do? My cursory search hasn't found anything to indicate the passenger warning can be removed after Phase 1?
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:56 AM
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Is this a thing we can really do? My cursory search hasn't found anything to indicate the passenger warning can be removed after Phase 1?
Simon lives in Canada. I do not know the Canadian requirements BUT in the USA, the Experimental PAX warning is required to be installed at all times.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:57 AM
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Is this a thing we can really do? My cursory search hasn't found anything to indicate the passenger warning can be removed after Phase 1?
I think you mis-read. He is in Canada, and during phase 1 was required to have a ?no passengers? placard. Not required in the US. Here in the US, you must have and may not remove the ?passenger warning? placard.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:02 PM
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I think you mis-read. He is in Canada, and during phase 1 was required to have a “no passengers” placard. Not required in the US. Here in the US, you must have and may not remove the “passenger warning” placard.
Ah, sure did, missed the No pax part. Makes sense now.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:13 PM
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Simon (and anyone else out there who has a similar panel),

I would love to hear more about your experience using the iPad as an EFIS. I've been working on an a dedicated EFIS app (as opposed to an EFB app with a PFD screen). Any usability issues? Has heat, cold, or glare been a particular issue? How well does the touch interface hold up in bumpy air? Any limitations that result from the limited I/O capabilities (i.e. no serial ports)? Any features you think would significantly improve the experience?

Thanks in advance!

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