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Old 03-16-2023, 09:50 PM
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You can improve things just a bit by reconfiguring the MFD. If you put it in split screen mode, you can move the center of the map closer to you, and the center is where most of the useful information is. Here's an example:
https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/166058
I've done this on my RV-9A since day one.
Thanks! Yea this is the first time Iím flying with a glass panel so Iím still figuring out what information I want where. So far I constantly find myself needing to cycle what gets displayed on the right side of the pilotís screen. The copilotís screen is pretty far from my scan so Iím struggling with what to display there. I like your idea of splitting the screen: I bet the left side of that display is close enough to me to be useful.

The steam instruments are there purely out of a paranoid desire for 3x redundancy for airspeed and altitude. They arenít really part of my regular scan.
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Old 03-17-2023, 12:10 AM
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The steam instruments are there purely out of a paranoid desire for 3x redundancy for airspeed and altitude. They arenít really part of my regular scan.
I noticed you have a tip-up canopy. I don't think analog gauges are such a bad idea. Water intrusion is one of those things that could take out both displays. Don't ask how I know that.

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Old 03-18-2023, 01:23 PM
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Normal panel labeling has the text of the switch on top. As seen by the photo, my update from the flat 10Ē touch to the new angled HDX now blocks the top text from view. Is there a reg that I cannot place the labels at the bottom so I can read them?

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Old 05-24-2023, 05:27 AM
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Almost ready for instruments! I hand cut this panel. Used rub on lables. Will clear coat it and then the fun begins!Click image for larger version

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Old 05-24-2023, 08:10 PM
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Default N Number

I have got to ask what you choose a N Number with ML at the end?

Mine is 958ML. RV8. ML are my initials.
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Old 05-25-2023, 06:38 AM
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Birth date and my and my wifeís first Initials. Thanks.
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