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  #61  
Old 10-07-2013, 02:29 PM
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Motivational ride...

Bruce, your cowl looks great. Are those seats from Oregon Aero? They look just like mine. Abby at Flightline Interiors did a great job of covering my seats.



Now how about that motivation ride. Are you up for lunch and a ride? I can fly down to Romona on most any Saturday or Sunday. Will give me a good reason to get the plane in the air, and you can get some stick time in a 9A.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:50 PM
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The control sticks have been cut down and don't interfere with anything (as far as I can tell). I'll find out for sure when the control surfaces are attached.

Pete: Yes, those are Oregon Aero cushions. My wife is going to give it a go on the upholstery. We just haven't decided on the color scheme yet. She wants some purple in there, and I'm not too sure about that!

I'll PM you about the motivation flight.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:28 PM
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Panel all cut out. I spent the afternoon and last night laying it all out and then got busy with the drilling, cutting and filing.

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:02 PM
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You're on a roll Bruce. Have you already spent the bucks on the stuff that fills those holes?
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:50 AM
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Bruce - you are passing me up big time!! Mine is still sitting on a trailer in Caldwell Idaho. We may be moving up that way, but I have been stuck in Michigan since June. UGH! On the bright side, I am making money to buy my panel, so not all bad.

Looking good my friend, keep the updates coming.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:58 AM
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Yes, the holes all have things that go in them. I waited to start cutting holes until I had everything. The Dynon COM radio was the item holding me up.

I have a couple of business trips over the next couple of weeks, so my progress will again lose momentum. Seems like just when I start gaining speed, it comes back to a halt.

Now I need to figure out how I want this panel painted and labeled.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:16 PM
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Panel painted and filled with all of the avionics. Final wiring has started and I am working on the labeling.


Oh yeah, and I have a hangar at the airport!

Hope to move the project in this weekend.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:56 PM
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Bruce, your panel looks great. I have been looking at hundreds of panels and pictures trying to decide how to lay mine out. I love how you did yours. Very task oriented - with what you need. I am not sure what equipment I want, but how nice yours looks may help me make a choice!

Good work Dude!
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:14 PM
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I left the panel very expandable. Room for a portable GPS like a Garmin 796, or an iPad mini next to the radios. Room for another 10" Dynon Skyview EFIS or regular iPad in front of the co-pilot/passenger. I don't need those to get the airplane airworthy and flying.

If I ever decide to get my instrument rating I will probably get some sort of certified Nav/com/GPS on the panel.

I have some time lined up this week with a CFI to get my flight review done. It may take some, since I haven't been piloting anything for 24 years!
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:32 PM
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Leaving it open for a tablet is what I want to do too. It is cheaper to add a tablet than a second display. I am not going to do any IFR or night flying (deal I made with my wife) so I don't need backups to backups. I can just look out the window!

I am working in Michigan and thought about going over the GRT to look at their stuff. If I go Skyview, I know what website I can go to to find out how to hook it up!
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