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Old 12-02-2020, 07:11 AM
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Here's my panel in Suzie Q about a 1000 hours ago. It took me months of moving cutouts of instruments to get this layout, which I REALLY like. Is it Old School with "steam gauges"? Yep! I like it. I am currently installing a Dynon EFIS D10A to replace the Rocky Mountain Instruments mEncoder which served me well for many hours. The old Trimble GPS was great at the time but is being replaced with a iFLY 740b, likely gimbal mounted. Also getting an Echo FYX ADS-B unit. Meanwhile, the Cub is getting a lot of time on her.....
No attitude indicator? What am I missing?
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:37 AM
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That would be the Dynon that is being installed. Everything available in '92 was too expensive, heavy, archaic or I just didn't find the need for the type of flying I did/do. I guess I was waiting for the electronic, multi-functional equipment to become available. Besides the fact my other airplane is a J-3 Cub. The Attitude Indicator is an LOTW: look out the window..... L
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Old 12-07-2020, 04:14 PM
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:46 PM
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Just finished a rewire and new panel on a new to me RV8
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Old 12-24-2020, 09:31 AM
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Just finished a rewire and new panel on a new to me RV8
Steve, Congrats! Looks GREAT! Much different than how I saw it last time I saw you at the hangar.
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Old 12-24-2020, 11:50 AM
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Hello Steve, Nice look! Can you share what you used for your lettering. Also, how you applied to get everything to line up?

Thanks,
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:52 AM
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Thanks Randy.

As for the lettering, the white lettering on the sub-panels isn't vinyl.
The panels are painted destroyer gray and a guy on my field engraved the lettering with his laser engraver, down to the aluminum, and painted the letters. He has a special technique for doing this and it looks really good. He also does vinyl lettering and all kinds of etching. He's a local pilot: Texas Precision Engraving 210-587-5344.
I used some black vinyl letters too. (Wish I would have had the panel sides engraved too but I only found out about it after the fact and didn't want to take everything apart.)
He also does reverse engraving on clear lexan(?) with your selected color on the back. He paints the engraved letters on the back, whatever color you want, and you can see them through the top. Gives a smooth feel to the top and looks really good. I used that for the rear throttle cover.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:25 AM
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I like where you put your circuit breakers.

Mine are located on the extreme left and right sections of the main instrument panel. Unfortunate as they are VERY hard to get too.

Also even if I moved the breakers elsewhere, those two panel sections are riveted to the fuselage so it would be very hard to re-purpose them.
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:49 AM
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Which GRT units are those?
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Old 12-30-2020, 06:00 PM
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Sport SX
The older legacy model
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