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  #521  
Old 04-08-2014, 03:41 PM
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Thought I would throw my hat in the ring a post a pic of my instrument panel.

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Old 05-08-2014, 01:38 PM
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Wanted to get this posted before I do another upgrade

She underwent a major avionics upgrade in March of 2014 and now has the following Garmin equipment:
?GTN-650 NAV/COM
?GTR-200 COM 2
?GMA-240 AUDIO PANEL
?GTX 23 ES TRANSPONDER
?GDU 370 PFD
?GDU 370 MFD
?GEA 24 ENGINE MODULE
?GSU 25 ADHRS 1
?GSU 25 ADHRS 2
?GMU 22 MAGNETOMETER
?GTP 59 OAT PROBE
?GMC 305 AP AFCS
?GSA 28 AP SERVO
?GSA 28 AP SERVO
?GAD 29 ARINC MODULE
?GDL 39 3D ADSB MODULE
?TCW BACKUP BATTERY
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:36 PM
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Default old school high tech?

here are a couple pics of the recently completed panel for my 8A project:






Consistent with my overall 'WWII bars and stars' scheme, I wanted an old school look and feel with modern functionality and proven reliability. A few features:

-inset center panel for better knee room and improved cockpit ergonomics (IMHO). Now stick full forward does not reach the panel (stick is also bent). Inset panel distance to eyeballs is now more like side by side RVs.

-Autopilot is VSVG for 430W coupled approaches.

-Transponder is Trig T22 and is 2020 ADSB compliant.

-Ram mount ball is for Ipad mini for when I cant resist being distracted from flying the plane. Plane is also equipped with Garmin GDL39 3D adsb radio to feed the ipad, and APRS.

The center of the panel was inset with light weight aluminum spacers, and I canted the 430W up 15 degrees to improve viewability and avoid cutting F-802N-1 upper fwd brace. Even with the setback the 430 just fits in there with 1/4 inch to spare, using 90 degree BNC adapters. I also fabbed some aluminum bezels to cover the gaps on the side of inset panel.

Painted with Concept then clear coated with 'flexed and flat' low gloss clear coat after labeling with Decal Pro system.

Here's a close up of the inset spacers, which set the center panel back 1 3/4"

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Old 05-08-2014, 06:00 PM
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Nice work Steve. I'm sure it took quite a bit of time to sort out all the details (as these things do)
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:19 PM
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Nice work Steve. I'm sure it took quite a bit of time to sort out all the details (as these things do)
Thanks, Andy. I think the most challenging part was the blasted labels!
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:47 AM
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After all that wiring I had to share:
  • Dynon FlightDEK-D180 with AOA
  • Dynon HS-34 Autopilot control
  • Dynon SV Intercom 2S
  • iFly 720 GPS with AirGizmo dock
  • Garmin GNC 255A NAV/COMM
  • Trig TT31 Transponder
  • TruTrak Gemini PFD
  • ACK 406 E-04 ELT
  • Flight Data Systems GD-40 CO detector
  • Aircraft Extras EL Panel Lighting
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:50 PM
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Thanks, Andy. I think the most challenging part was the blasted labels!
Nice panel. How did you indeed do the labels and where did you get the switches? Especially interested in the engine start.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:18 AM
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Yet another RV8 panel. Both of the GRT's have synthetic vision but where I live, not much to look at.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:30 PM
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Default N898TT panel shot

Most everything is done panel wise and lighted up now. Just a few side panel covers to install after inspection.

Untitled by akarmy, on Flickr
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:46 PM
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Thanks so much for helping me understand your panel...it was nice to talk to you...exciting stuff, I think mine is going to look real similiar
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