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Old 10-03-2012, 10:39 AM
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Default Geoff's

I used Geoff's, and I had a pink cabin top - love his stuff. I went to the trouble of glassing it in and filling the transitions all around the edges to make it look good so I didn't need a headliner (see pics). The OHC fit really well with very little cutting/fitting; most of the work for me was making the transition look good around the edges, which you wouldn't need to do if you are using a headliner.


I put a lot of lights in mine, and love them when I need them, but don't use them very often - mainly when I'm starting up in the dark for an early departure, and the occasional night flight. They are all LED (of course) and include some simple "dome" lights for overall cabin lighting, red map lights for the front seats, and indivdual "eyeball" reading lights for all four seats. All are dimmable. I used the cheap black eyeball reading lights but I think I would use the fancy ones with the dimmer on the light (Sean Strasburg used these) if I did it again.

I used the Stein air vents (great) AND I added Geoff's NACA vent controller because you just can't get all the leaks out of it and it's really nice to be able to shut off all air to the OHC in the winter.

You will need to figure out how to butt the OHC up against the aft bulkhead (top half) so that it seals, but I just did it with a little piece of rubber seal just like the gap cover seal that goes under the HS.

One other thing. The OHC is great for running wires as well. I used the tube over the glareshield to run cables to the three GPS antennas I have up there: two external and one internal to the console. I also ran the power/ground wires for the LED lights. Without an OHC it would be real hard to put antennae on the cabin top.

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:16 PM
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Default GM overhead

I installed the Chevy S-10 overhead console, bought on eBay used for $35 plus shipping. Added the missing OAT probe, and it now has a compass readout and temperature in LED, four point lights, an overhead 'baggage' light over the rear seats, and slots for sunglasses or something else.

No air vents, but honestly, other than taxiing around the grass at Oshkosh in July, I haven't found the need for extra cooling in the -10 to warrant the weight and expense of AC.

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:37 PM
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The Aerosport carbon fiber overhead only weighs 2.25 lbs The fiberglass ones
of the past weighed 8-9 lbs. That is a big savings on weight. Also the vents in the overhead are really nice. They do provide some air while taxiing and when in flight really make the cabin comfortable for all passengers.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:44 PM
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Default Ditto on the air

I agree that the extra air flow you get from the OHC is a really nice feature for the -10. Living in northern climes I virtually never feel the need for A/C but I spent a lot of time in the south and midwest this summer and the extra air you get at low altitudes or on the ground is a big plus. Having the ability to put air on someone's face also helps with the occasional motion sickness.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:48 PM
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I used Geoff's unit with Stein's vents for my airflow systems air conditioning installation. I attached it with some recessed stainless screws and pro seal.

Very happy with the results.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:55 PM
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With regards to the pics of Geoff's OHC - Is that a handle that I see in the back in the recess?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:17 PM
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With regards to the pics of Geoff's OHC - Is that a handle that I see in the back in the recess?
It's a handle for the passenger on the baggage area lavatory to hang onto in lieu of a seatbelt...or a coat hanger.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:36 PM
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It's a handle for the passenger on the baggage area lavatory to hang onto in lieu of a seatbelt...or a coat hanger.
Wait, what? Baggage area lavatory? What plans section is that? I think I'm missing some parts!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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Default Add on

It's a custom add on I did. Just a big door in the floor that opens to the outside and a toilet seat bolted to the baggage area floor. And a roll of toilet paper mounted nearby

Maybe we can get Geoff to make a carbon fiber toilet seat...
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:15 PM
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Understatement of the year so far!!!!! Let's put it this way, I'm working on my doors and at this point really don't know what all the fuss is about (I'm not kidding), mainly because campared to that Accuracy Avionics console, the doors are a piece of cake.
I have the Accuracy Avionics overhead and center consoles. I went there 5 years ago because it was just about the only option for fiberglass at the time. Boy did that bite me in the *** later. What Geoff Combs is selling is light years beyond what I had installed in fit and finish. You can't go wrong.

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