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  #511  
Old 11-09-2013, 06:33 AM
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Aaflyer,

I think the panel mod is great.

One suggestion for the skyview. I offset my skyview and use the iPad next to it. This combination has worked amazing for me. The offsett actually centers the PFD as well.


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Old 11-25-2013, 10:52 AM
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Default Another Upgrade

Here's a photo of my latest upgrade in N8JL.

I removed a GNC300XL and MD41 annunciator, and removed my SL30 and replaced them with a Garmin GTN650/GTR200 combo.

I am planning on the GRT Mini AP when it's released. The panel is already cut and nutplated for that unit but I made a plate to hold the Dynon D10A in the interim. The Dynon D1 is the tiebreaker if one of the ADHRs give bad info.

I'll be doing a detailed write up on the new install and what I gained and lost in the near future.

So far, I love the 650 and it's little brother 200.

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Old 11-25-2013, 06:45 PM
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Default Here's my first try


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Old 11-25-2013, 06:48 PM
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Default Welcome to VAF!

Alan, welcome to the good ship VAF.

Photo posting hints are upper right side of the page, or click here.

In the meantime, I fixed your post.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:00 AM
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Default It's coming along.

I'm waiting to get another order from ACS, so while I wait, I decided to play with the panel.

I had this panel cut by Bill at Up North....I'm very happy with the results. Bill was easy to deal with and was quick with the panel.

I still have to pick up the PMA5000, which is already cut out above the VP100. I'm undecided what I'm going to do with the space above the SL40...switches, indicator lights? Not entirely sure yet.

I'll be adding a couple of angles to the radio and transponder and cutting a few lightening holes in the bracket as well.



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Old 02-18-2014, 04:04 PM
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Default RV-8 I-LOVI Capt. Marco Ricci

This is the story of a project that was born in a conversation inside the hangar. My friend Marco, owner of the RV8 told me, "I would like to do a new panel for my plane, but I can't do it alone, it's quite a few years I have this idea"

I told him that I could help him out, so the same night I sent him a CAD Project of a panel, he was very anxious of the idea so we spent the next 10 nights with teamviewer and skype spending hours and hours of mutual confrontations.

The first difficult was the space, there's not allot of space in an RV8 panel so we couldn't underestimate every aspect! front obstructions, back obstructions and composition of the instruments. after so many tries we had the final draft, so the next step was the cutting of the panel.

He gave me website where they do the numeric controll cutting, and he told me by phone "you know, it would be quite nice to have the words engraved can we do that on little pannels?"

The very same night I started to redesign the panel thus I liked the idea I wanted the engravings in the same panel. It was very difficult maintain the alligments, but after so many tries we had it! sent the file after one week we had the panel! he was very happy of the result, so the inital state was to redimension the existing wiring for the new panel and instruments. we spent entire nights studying every wiring diagram, and the first panic overcame.

He started having doubts about having a good final on this project, but after that morning that I helped him out encouraging him, Marco was more conviced that there was a good way out.

Much of the problems where then resolved easily and t was starting to have the final result.

2 days ago the static test, went perfect! the day for the first flight test came, Marco who has a long history of flight made the takeoff, everything went perfect. We are now proud to share our project with all of you, because it strenghten our friendship, and the love for the RV8!

The old panel:



The New Panel

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Old 02-18-2014, 04:22 PM
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Default Welcome to VAF!

Vincenzo, welcome to VAF.

Much improved panel ---------- looks good.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:26 AM
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I like it! And what type/make attittude, altimeter, HSI (the one under the AI) indicators are those if I may ask???
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:04 AM
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Default Captain ?

nice panel, really I didn't know that Marco was a ... CAPTAIN

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Originally Posted by viannuzzelli View Post
This is the story of a project that was born in a conversation inside the hangar. My friend Marco, owner of the RV8 told me, "I would like to do a new panel for my plane, but I can't do it alone, it's quite a few years I have this idea"

I told him that I could help him out, so the same night I sent him a CAD Project of a panel, he was very anxious of the idea so we spent the next 10 nights with teamviewer and skype spending hours and hours of mutual confrontations.

The first difficult was the space, there's not allot of space in an RV8 panel so we couldn't underestimate every aspect! front obstructions, back obstructions and composition of the instruments. after so many tries we had the final draft, so the next step was the cutting of the panel.

He gave me website where they do the numeric controll cutting, and he told me by phone "you know, it would be quite nice to have the words engraved can we do that on little pannels?"

The very same night I started to redesign the panel thus I liked the idea I wanted the engravings in the same panel. It was very difficult maintain the alligments, but after so many tries we had it! sent the file after one week we had the panel! he was very happy of the result, so the inital state was to redimension the existing wiring for the new panel and instruments. we spent entire nights studying every wiring diagram, and the first panic overcame.

He started having doubts about having a good final on this project, but after that morning that I helped him out encouraging him, Marco was more conviced that there was a good way out.

Much of the problems where then resolved easily and t was starting to have the final result.

2 days ago the static test, went perfect! the day for the first flight test came, Marco who has a long history of flight made the takeoff, everything went perfect. We are now proud to share our project with all of you, because it strenghten our friendship, and the love for the RV8!

The old panel:



The New Panel

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Old 03-15-2014, 07:41 AM
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