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Old 12-15-2012, 07:06 PM
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Fit just like the original. I used the factory hole locations on the original so this worked fine for the new panel as well. I also cut the subpanel out where the new trays will be intersecting... I will have to fab up and rivet in some patches to fill the old cutouts.



Remember that this Red panel is only for mockup at this point. The real one will be Grey. I am so glad that I have one to use during construction that I don't have to worry about damaging....

I know the progress seems slow but remember I have a wife and three kids 11, 7 & 3 and a full time job. My airplane is 30 minutes away from the house as well.....

Got home and my new backup battery had arrived from BatteryMart.com.
Those folks always ship fast!!!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:14 AM
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Brian, I am following your upgrade since I am just getting into my panel. You made the statement that you would build the area different if you were doing another tip up. Can you explain what you would different? I don't know enough yet to know what I would change! Any tips would be appreciated. I can't wait to see your new panel when it is done. Good luck with it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:19 AM
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I would most likely make the top front skin removable for one using screws to attach it.

I would also most likely abandon the current tip up hinge design and build the canopy similar to how the 12 is done. This would take some significant work however.

At a minimum, I would modify the seal shelf. I would not make it three pieces. I would take it all the way across. I would use proseal behind it to fill the gaps made by flutting. I would not position it vertically per the plans, instead I would position it so an edge gripping bulb seal would fit in there without deforming the canopy skin in the front.
http://images1.mcmaster.com/Contents...g?ver=29924438

I would use proseal extensively on the assembly of the subpanel filling all the holes where the flange notches are. Basically I would do everything I could to stop water from getting in there!
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:28 PM
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Short session between Church today....

Fabricated and match drilled a new filler piece to cover the old radio stack cut-out in the subpanel. In Orange below. Cut and drilled a new angle shelf for the trays to sit on. In Green below...



Although it does not look like it, there is a new piece filling the hole where the old map box was. Outlined in Green.



Cold and rainy today. Very gloomy!

Avionics arrive tomorrow!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:03 PM
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Well my birthday is Dec. 26th and all my life I have been sorta shorted in that regard since it is so close to the birthday of Jesus. I mean who can compete with that????

Anyway, this year makes up for it!



Christmas Early !!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:16 PM
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You must have been Very good boy
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:07 PM
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Go to the hangar. Look at Garmin stuff, rub that bath and body works all over you while eating the Ghirardelli chocolate in your own personal airplane. Eat your heart out world!

Save this link for when you're done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

(Looks great BTW!)
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:22 PM
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Well my birthday is Dec. 26th and all my life I have been sorta shorted in that regard
I know how you feel, mine is on the 27th. Did you get the ..."that will do for your Christmas and birthday" line?

However all of the "goodies" you have under the tree look great, hopefully that makes up for all of the "shorted" birthdays. So here is an early Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday for the 26th.

Jim
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:11 PM
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I know how you feel, mine is on the 27th. Did you get the ..."that will do for your Christmas and birthday" line?

However all of the "goodies" you have under the tree look great, hopefully that makes up for all of the "shorted" birthdays. So here is an early Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday for the 26th.

Jim
It was the quick change of the label from Christmas to the Happy Birthday label. The number of presents didn't chance just the labels (Dec. 24 for me); and, you will love the G3X with the closely coupled GX Pilot.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:26 AM
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Default Planning is 80% or more of the work!!!

I feel it is good to have a plan before you start building harnesses. One of the plans you need with a complex integrated system like the G3X is a plan of what serial devices will be connected where and what protocol they will require.

Sometimes you find out there is a surprise waiting for you when you make an assumption and you do not research all of the constraints that may be lurking about....

Its those little notes on the hundreds of pages of documentation that may get you when you least expect it.

Anyway, I sat down with all the manuals and worked my way thru the process of developing an RS232 serial port plan for my new system.

I have already ran this plan by the experts at Garmin and they gave it their blessing with just one suggested change so that ain't bad...

Here it is:

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