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  #851  
Old 03-08-2023, 07:24 AM
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You only running 1 comm?
Sorry, missed this back then. Yes, only one comm. After many years experience in my last plane with a -255 with monitor function as well, I am quite comfortable with a single comm and a handheld backup in the cockpit (and have decided radio navigation is not a requirement for me either, which is a change). Not opposed to the two box mindset, though.
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Old 03-08-2023, 07:41 AM
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Default 2 comms

Just a note as I only had one comm for a long time. As a Canadian flying from Bahamas back to US mainland...I had complete comm failure of my only radio years back. Could not have been at a worse time. Luckily I did have a handheld and a wingman. Was able to reach him, not Miami, and he was quick enough to get us grouped as a flight to cross the adiz and keep my international flight plan decent and get us landed in fort pierce as a flight without serious issues for safety, communications or customs.

I got a second comm pretty quick after that. To keep wiring simple, if my garmin 200b (new and main comm now) fails, I can pull the headset jacks, fire up comm 2 (old mgl v-10 that is now fixed) and be up and running in seconds. Not as ideal as two comms with intercom panel etc...but simple and works much better for back up than a handheld and basically let my panel stay the same without huge wiring headaches. Comm 2 hides under my ipad ram mount so not noticeable but there if needed. Would post pic but dont know how anymore. :-(
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Old 03-08-2023, 01:11 PM
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Default Scott Hersha's panel / LRI (AOA) gauge

Scott - that's nice how you have the top half of the gauge showing and recessed the lower half. Relevant info visible and red light hidden below - slick.

That looks like an Alpha Systems round gauge from image search but their website only shows digital displays. Where did you get that one ?

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One other thing thatís cool about that LRI is the lighting. I have the under the glareshield strip led I bought from Stein. It was too long, so I cut it to fit. You can make a cut on these every 3 ledís. I cut a 3 light section and soldered a red and black wire to it and taped it to the glass on the face of the LRI under the glareshield where you canít see it. When I turn it on I get a soft red glow up into the instrument. It puts a big smile on my face every time I turn it on.
Itís right in my line of sight when landing.
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Old 03-08-2023, 02:48 PM
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Basic simple VFR glass on my newest RV6 for this senior citizen. Upgradable, but not intending to do that. Just coming out of the paint shop this week, hopefully.

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Scott,
Love that AOA indicator. Had one in my -4. It really helped me improve my short field landing performance.

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Old 03-08-2023, 03:49 PM
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Scott - that's nice how you have the top half of the gauge showing and recessed the lower half. Relevant info visible and red light hidden below - slick.

That looks like an Alpha Systems round gauge from image search but their website only shows digital displays. Where did you get that one ?

Joe
You can get it at Spruce:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...clickkey=14480

I bought mine from the LIFT MANAGEMENT, LLC owner.

The original LRI ceased to operate several years ago. Alpha Systems kind of took over, but no longer sell it either. LIFT MANAGEMENT does now. Contact the owner, or order from Spruce.
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Old 03-08-2023, 04:01 PM
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Scott,
Love that AOA indicator. Had one in my -4. It really helped me improve my short field landing performance.

Daddyman
Me too. I was coming across the fence way too fast, making things difficult. Landings improved when I installed the lift indicator, after calibrating it and understanding where I needed to be on the gage. 1.3 vs for me is around 65KIAS, and I know where on the gage that 1.3 is, and that position doesnít change with gross weight or air density.
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Old 03-09-2023, 05:49 AM
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Default Panel evolution

After 4 years of ownership, finally have the panel just the way I want it, thru 3 steps. Original, 2 AV-30's, Dynon Skyview HDX and finally new radio stack.
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Old 03-09-2023, 06:16 PM
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Default Wow👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Very very nice! More like panel REVOLUTION👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Old 03-10-2023, 03:46 AM
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Very very nice! More like panel REVOLUTION👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Thanks JJ, appreciate it.
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Old 03-15-2023, 09:26 PM
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Lite IFR configuration with custom backlit switch panels, cut and etched on the laser. I’ll update when it’s finally lit up.
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