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  #231  
Old 07-22-2013, 06:44 AM
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Brian, your thread has been a fantastic reference for me in my project that is VERY similar to your panel hardware... Thanks for your time to make your hard work public.
I would love to see some pictures of your wiring behind the panel. Specifically, I am curious about how you routed wires, your wire secure points, and how you moved from behind the panel to behind the sub-panel. I am struggling finding good paths while keeping those wires that don't play nice with other wires apart.

Thanks again for your help!
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Mark,

I have tried to get good meaningful under and behind pics and have never been able to get good ones. Even with a wide angle lens, it is so tight back there that it is hard to get enough context out of em and good focus.

Keep in mind that my panel was a third generation retrofit and that it was done in a finished airplane without very good access. The power distribution was also replaced with a VP-X Pro so that even made it more of a challenge. That being said, I had to make some compromises in order to make it happen. The wire routings and logical order may not be optimized due to constraints or lack of access. If I were doing the same panel in an unfinished plane without the front top skin in place, the work and arraignment would be much different.

Since I built my avionics harness on the kitchen table and laced it all up before install, most of my bundles that cross the subpanel just route under it with a clamp on the bottom flange of the subpanel.

As far as power wires and signal wires, in these airplanes, it is difficult to keep em completely separate. Do the best you can and hope for the best. Garmin's use of all shielded cable helps a ton to prevent issues. Follow their directions to the best of your ability when it comes to shields, shield drains and grounding and you will be fine....
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:05 PM
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Worked on the TT GX Pilot and TT Gemini PFD harnesses today.

These Track Source switches add complexity to the situation and I am not sure they are worth it or not. While they do add some redundancy, 99% of the time they will be in the EFIS position.

Christer at SteinAir told me that they don't put these in as many panels these days...


Hi, im installing princeton to my G3X please tell me what pin do you use in the gsu 73 to conect it.

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:19 AM
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Hern?n,

Sorry I missed this post.

I used the install manual for a guide on where to land these wires. I ended up having to run a separate 12v lead to the Princeton converters instead of using the built in 12v excitation power provided by the GSU73 because the Princeton units would draw too much power on startup and cause the GSU73 to shut down the excitation power output.

Take a look at page E-7 in the Rev.K of the install manual and use the bottom example.

There is also this post you can go by:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...49&postcount=5
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:23 PM
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Updated 12/9/2013 to show the Dynon D6 that replaced the Gemini PFD.

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Old 12-09-2013, 03:36 PM
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Beautiful panel. Would you mind sharing what made you switch to Dynon from Gemini?

Very inspiring and informative thread!
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:54 PM
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Beautiful panel. Would you mind sharing what made you switch to Dynon from Gemini?

Very inspiring and informative thread!
Thank you.

Let just say that the Gemini PFD and my airplane could never learn to get along. Since I love my airplane more, I had to come up with another backup solution.

After much thought on the matter and considering the options and what modifications would have to be done to mount a new box, I decided that the D6 deserved a chance to see if it can get along with my plane.

The G3X system and my plane made friends instantly so it is staying!

Here it is all ready for action...Only thing left to do is calibrate the compass.

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:58 PM
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Brian, thats just an awsome panel! I think it is a great inspriation for builders to see and get great ideas from. Not to mention motivation.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:08 PM
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Brian, thats just an awsome panel! I think it is a great inspriation for builders to see and get great ideas from. Not to mention motivation.
Thank you.

I have to pinch myself every time I fly this thing. I am truly blessed beyond my wildest dreams to be able to have such a plane.

While I am just the assembler, the real credit goes to the manufacturers of this awesome equipment we have access to these days. Thanks to them for bringing such awesome products to the market at a price normal people like me can afford.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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A Most serious panel Brian...
Afraid it wouldn't fit in the Mockingbird though...
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Brantel, I think you may have designed my panel for me. Thanks!
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