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Old 06-30-2021, 10:23 PM
phloidtrout phloidtrout is offline
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Mesa
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replaced my vacuum gear with a G5 and dock mounted 760. updated my com to the GTR 200. It all works together, & I like it a lot.
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Old 10-08-2021, 03:54 PM
jhallrv4 jhallrv4 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 139
Default panel

Originally Posted by N605RV View Post
Thanks for all the advice. I've decided on a G5 six pack since I already have a Garmin GDL-50 ADS-B using a Samsung tablet for a display on a RAM mount. As for a new/improved EMS, I chose a used Dynon. Your input was invaluable. Stop by Boulder airport if ever in need of a tied down and endless tools during your x-country trips.
So did you get a new panel, or does it still look kinda like this:
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I read your post on wanting a stick sleeve for the rear pit, and I couldn't remember not doing one. Then I looked up my pics, and realized that with all the different levels of structure around that hole, I decided against, was going to get around to it...didn't happen, obviously!

Jeff Hall/builder N605RV
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RV4 Toucan (flying)
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:31 PM
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Marlonyoung Marlonyoung is offline
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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Default Same Situation

I'm finishing an acquired project, and tonight just removed the vacuum system and vacuum driven gyros. Lost a few pounds there. Having to make the same decision and right now leaning to the Uavionix AV-30, but maybe G5?
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:16 AM
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Dan 57 Dan 57 is offline
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Location: LSZF
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the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of equipment, though it'd better fit an old-timer or antique such as a C-190

I'm a fan of the G5s, having installed a few on different ships, and flown a few hundred hours behind. Easy to install, light, redundant if fitting the back-up battery, and affordable. Fit 2 of them, one as a ADI, the other as a HSI, with batteries, and no more need for those standby gages of times past
Life's short... Enjoy!

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Old 10-15-2021, 01:27 PM
RVFan671 RVFan671 is offline
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Seattle
Posts: 75
Default G5 and AV-30?

I installed one AV-30 along with their tailbeaconX which is ADSB out plus a transponder and controlled via the AV-30. In the future I'll be installing a G5 because I like the airspeed and VSI tape much better on the G5. I have a panel mounted Aera 510 that integrates really well with the AV-30 so itll be the HSI. AV-30 comes standard with a backup battery.
Bought an O-360 RV4 to fly while building a -10.
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Fuse started October 2020
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