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Old 07-12-2013, 06:34 AM
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While waiting for the arrival of my Garmin servos, I thought I would amuse myself and take a few photos of some of the things I'm doing that might be helpful to others. Here is the pitch servo mounting setup from the Garmin mount kit:



Here is where I mounted my GPS antenna for the new GDL-39R ADS-B receiver, which I'm mounting in the back tailcone.





Here is where I mounted my GTX-23ES, at the bottom of the radio stack:





And finally here is the Lexan mockup panel that I am using to locate the cutouts for the radios, etc.:



The Lexan mockup is working out very well so far; once I have everything cut out and drilled, including the location of the mounting screws, I'll transfer it to the .063 aluminum sheet. I used a 1/16" Lexan sheet that I got from Spruce for this.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:41 AM
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Super Nice there Pat, I LIKEE
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:49 AM
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Nice Pat! Going together!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:47 AM
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That lexan blank is genius!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:07 AM
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The LEXAN blank is the way to go. I used LEXAN blanks on my panel upgrade and wound up doing 4 different layouts before I settled on the final one. It was so nice to sit in the airplane, place the LEXAN panel with the instrument cut outs and see how accessible they are in flight. Then make the change and try it again.

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:19 AM
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Lexan blanks indeed are very popular during the "fitment" of stuff into the plane and we often times will cut one for folks before they do their final cut into metal. Just a little helpful hint for everyone, most Home Depot stores keep sheets of lexan in stock at reasonable prices....so you if you're near a HD store you can save some time/shipping on getting it.

I'm also curious...are those some angles riveted right into the elevator pushrod tube?

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:26 AM
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Just a little helpful hint for everyone, most Home Depot stores keep sheets of lexan in stock at reasonable prices....so you if you're near a HD store you can save some time/shipping on getting it.

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Stein, good tip for folks to find the material locally.

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we often times will cut one for folks before they do their final cut into metal.
But, I think you lost a sale or two on cutting the Lexan panels now........
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I'm also curious...are those some angles riveted right into the elevator pushrod tube?

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Stein, good eye. Those are the old attach points for the S-Tec pitch servo which uses a capstan wheel and cables. I haven't decided whether to take them out or not. If they don't interfere I may leave them as taking them out will leave 6 holes (each) in the pushrod tube that I would have to deal with.
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Stein, good eye. Those are the old attach points for the S-Tec pitch servo which uses a capstan wheel and cables. I haven't decided whether to take them out or not. If they don't interfere I may leave them as taking them out will leave 6 holes (each) in the pushrod tube that I would have to deal with.
Ahh..that makes perfect sense. If it were me I'd just file that under the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" file and move on!

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:18 PM
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Pat, you are going to love that new panel! Looks great so far.
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