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  #421  
Old 11-13-2012, 12:12 AM
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Default Simplicity

bifft,
I honor and respect you for your simplicity approach to having real fun!

Nice job.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:21 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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Default Finally!

I finally have some part of the plane that looks ready to go!
Drawn, laid out, cut out, painted, labeled, and assembled right in the privacy of my own garage.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:07 PM
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Very clean Mr. Slaughter! I like!
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:11 PM
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I finally have some part of the plane that looks ready to go!
Drawn, laid out, cut out, painted, labeled, and assembled right in the privacy of my own garage.



Larger image here:
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You are going to have a blast with that panel. I have all of the same equipment in an RV7A. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Default Just finished with GRT HXr

Just about finished tweaking my new GRT HXr installation. I removed my GRT Sport and replaced with the 10.4" HXr. That involved removing the ARINC module, replacing the compass module with one matched to the new ADHRS I had to install, removing the encoder and installing the external GRT GPS.

Setup was standard GRT. Serial in's and out's and configuring the display for the parameters you want. All in all an easy process.

I kept the D10A and installed a D1 for attitude/heading redundancy. I have and SL30 for ILS/VOR's, a Garmin GNC300XL for GPS ops, a Trig 31 for transponder with ADSb out/in and a Skyradar to display the ADSb weather and traffic on the HXr.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 PM
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Dang Jerry that looks great. I've always liked the look of the GRT stuff but
I was pretty close to pulling the trigger on a dual display G3X upgrade. I now may take another look at the HXr.

I have one question, where did you hide the little EIS display?

Thanks
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:58 PM
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Dang Jerry that looks great. I've always liked the look of the GRT stuff but
I was pretty close to pulling the trigger on a dual display G3X upgrade. I now may take another look at the HXr.

I have one question, where did you hide the little EIS display?

Thanks
I mounted it down on the right side panel under the switches. Made a canted panel so that it faces toward the pilot. Once programmed though, itI never even look down at it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:52 AM
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I am curious where you mounted the SkyRadar unit and if you used external antennas. I am going to be headed down a similar route so any info would be helpful.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:37 AM
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I am curious where you mounted the SkyRadar unit and if you used external antennas. I am going to be headed down a similar route so any info would be helpful.

pdj
I mounted the Skyradar behind the left lower part of the panel on a bracket under the transponder. I used Wifi antennae cable extensions and used the Skyradar antennas mounted beside the G meter on the glare shield.
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