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  #771  
Old 12-17-2021, 06:33 PM
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Eat your heart out panel guys!
I know that Mike built a very light weight RV8 with a constant speed prop. It is still possible especially when he selects a simple panel instead of a complicated full-blown IFR rig with a bunch of backup. This one should be a real performer.
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Old 12-18-2021, 06:51 AM
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Boy, some of these -8s and -8As are really wide!
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:20 PM
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First time with all the fun $tuff in the panel. Just starting on the wiring.

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Old 01-28-2022, 08:50 AM
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Wow. that panel on 804RV looks beautiful.
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Old 01-28-2022, 09:12 AM
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First time with all the fun $tuff in the panel. Just starting on the wiring.

Nice Ken, That has to be one of the most fun parts of the build.
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Old 02-06-2022, 06:11 AM
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Not quite done but here is a custom extended panel that we made at my house to fit my set up. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-06-2022, 06:12 AM
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This was our mock up on cardboard. I made demential reps of the Garmin equipment to include the wire harness plugs!

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Old 02-06-2022, 04:28 PM
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Chip, Hopefully you have sat in an 8, an extended panel makes it more difficult to get in/out of especially for taller folk. Also with the screen that low you will always be lookin down to see it. One of my main goals on all panels is to keep the screens as high as possible for better viewing.

I also noticed some large holes for wires in a primary crossmember, may not be a great idea at that location.
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Old 02-06-2022, 04:43 PM
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Chip, Hopefully you have sat in an 8, an extended panel makes it more difficult to get in/out of especially for taller folk. Also with the screen that low you will always be lookin down to see it. One of my main goals on all panels is to keep the screens as high as possible for better viewing.

I also noticed some large holes for wires in a primary crossmember, may not be a great idea at that location.
Also, the stick needs to go past the lower panel and if the panel is extended downward, the stick gets shorter. And I find it a little too short as it is.
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Old 02-06-2022, 05:38 PM
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The panel is only wider in the center and not taller. The one additional hole in the cross member was approved by vans as it’s a small hole and grommet and I added a second brace. Good eye though. I have spent a lot of time in the cockpit and everything lines up well. This aircraft is an aerobatic plane so most of my flying is Outside. By doing the panel this way you avoid the horrible off set screen look.

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