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  #211  
Old 01-21-2021, 10:53 AM
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Attachment 7156

This is my RV-4 panel.
Very nice, that throttle does look very familiar somehow...hmmm
Having spent a lot of time staring at glass I now make an extra effort to "look out the glass"canopy that is...
Nicely done...

V/R
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PS: One of my early F16 instructors who caught you looking heads down staring at "the green stuff" would remind you not so politely of the "beautiful canopy God gave them to look out of"!

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Old 01-21-2021, 11:05 AM
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Panel Revision 3. This one will be in a while. 😁 It's ready for a GPS175 when funds permit.

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Love the Viper throttle grip; where on Earth did you get it though?
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:39 PM
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Very nice, that throttle does look very familiar somehow...hmmm
Having spent a lot of time staring at glass I now make an extra effort to "look out the glass"canopy that is...
Nicely done...

V/R
Smokey


PS: One of my early F16 instructors who caught you looking heads down staring at "the green stuff" would remind you not so politely of the "beautiful canopy God gave them to look out of"!
You would be surprised how little I spent. The only things that were bought new non-engine related, was the Comm / Intercom (GRT200, GREAT Radio), the G5, and 1 Autopilot servo. Everything else either came from eBay at a significant discount, or in the case of the other servo, local extra's.

Engine wise is a different story. Last year I was fighting with the Carb. It frustrated me one to many times. I switched everything to SDS EFI and threw on an older Hartzell CS I had. Transformed the airplane. Yes, made it a little heavier (prop), but totally worth it in my opinion.

This go around on the panel I simply ran out of room using their Round Programmer. I could have the Programmer or a vent, not both. Switched to the new Design1 rectangular programmer and got to keep my vent. It looks better anyway. I can't say enough good about SDS. But that's another conversation.
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:48 PM
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Love the Viper throttle grip; where on Earth did you get it though?
It started life as a Thrustmaster gaming throttle. Built specifically for the old "Falcon" series. I did a few switch mods, left some stock, and machined up an adapter plate / arm assembly. One of the first things I did after buying the airplane. 120 hours so far, loving it.

I got mine from eBay. Search "Thrustmaster Cougar" or "Thrustmaster Cougar Throttle" I just checked and there where not any throttles listed, but they come up from time to time. The prices seem to have skyrocketed in the last year for some reason, it was actually very reasonable when I bought mine.
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:35 PM
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Is that a 737 Thrust Lever? I LUV it!
Paul Swearingen built the quadrant knobs for me! He does nice work.

https://www.3dstickandrudder.com/sho...7-200-with-ptt
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:39 PM
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Nice to see the value of MGL represented on your panel. It is a loss to us that they are no longer represented here on VAF........
I went with MGL because basically what they offered size wise fit. I made a good choice,I really like the engine monitor and the N-16/Vega, it all works really well, displays are really bright.
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:43 PM
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That is an impressively clean and pleasing cockpit. Love the panel. It doesn't look forced like a lot of tandem cockpits with just too much stuff. Even though it has all the goodies. Nice simple scan with absolutely everything you need so you spend more time enjoying the harmonized flight capabilities of the RV-4 and less time on an ADHD scan inside the cockpit.
Thank you! Your comments mirrored my design goals.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:58 PM
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In my RV7 I mounted 2 EXP-Buss circuit boards (removed from 2 EXP-Buss's that had switches and all) and mounted just the boards, exactly in the same location as your fuse blocks.

If one of my solid state breakers trip, I have the opportunity, in flight, to turn off the effected device (remove the load ) and the breaker will reset.
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:47 AM
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I wanted a clean, uncluttered panel and also to retain the canopy jettison handle so Com 2 (GTR-20) and transponder (GTX-45R) went under the panel. Electrical protection is all fuses except for the alternator field breaker; I mounted two fuse blocks on the right panel support rib.

I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Looks very clean, nice work!
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:10 AM
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Are those blade type fuse holders? Can you get to them and replace a blown fuse in flight, or even see them?

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I wanted a clean, uncluttered panel and also to retain the canopy jettison handle so Com 2 (GTR-20) and transponder (GTX-45R) went under the panel. Electrical protection is all fuses except for the alternator field breaker; I mounted two fuse blocks on the right panel support rib.

I'm really happy with how it turned out!
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