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Old 08-30-2022, 06:56 PM
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Default Pirep wanted for avionics panel builders

Getting ready to order my avionics and was looking for some recommendations for quality panel builders who can supply the Garmin gear, wire it, test it, design and cut out the panel and apply labels, powder coat etc. I will be using an Aerosport 310 panel in the RV10.

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Old 08-30-2022, 07:00 PM
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Old 08-30-2022, 07:12 PM
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Two full IFR Garmin panels done for me by the great folks at SteinAir. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

My experience with the other well known panel builder (located in the West) was less than stellar. I took the time to fly out from Georgia to visit them and they never even bothered to follow up afterwards. When I was there, they didn't seem to care if I bought from them or not. Completely the opposite experience at Stein.

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Stein was my first choice but....wont touch the job if you are using SDS or EFII systems. I guess I should have added that in my post.
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:08 PM
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Stein was my first choice but....wont touch the job if you are using SDS or EFII systems. I guess I should have added that in my post.
That is my understanding as well. I've heard that Aerotronics has a similar policy.

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Stein was my first choice but....wont touch the job if you are using SDS or EFII systems. I guess I should have added that in my post.
I was considering Stein for my panel upgrade as well but I have an SDS CPI2 Electronic Ignition. Do I understand you correctly? Is Stein not selling to those who are using SDS? If that’s the case, I’d be very interested in hearing the reasoning behind a decision like that. Can you say why?
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:16 PM
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Stein is great. His backlog can get lengthy, though. Might also talk with John Stark at Stark Avionics in Columbus, GA and Tim Haas at Approach Fast Stack in Minnesota.
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:21 PM
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They'll sell you avionics but won't do electrical design work or harness fabrication that involves SDS or EFII. From their policy:
1-Steinair, Inc offers specific and limited support for the SDS/EFII system(s). In all scenarios, Steinair, Inc will NOT supply any design guidance (panel, electrical, labeling, etc.) This will entirely be up to the customer. Steinair, Inc will NOT provide any wires related to any/all portions of these systems.

I went with Pacific Coast Avionics. No complaints, reasonable price and pretty fast turnaround. I ended up doing the electrical design work and wiring myself and really just needed someone to design and cut me a panel and then supply me the avionics so could've went with Stein, but PCA ended up cheaper by a bit.
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I had a great experience with Aerotronics on my RV-10. They worked with me to refine my panel layout, cut the panel, labeled it and coated it, and provided all the Garmin avionics along with the switches, breakers, and other bits. I installed all the equipment and did all the wiring myself (my preference as a EE). They were easy to communicate with, both before and after delivery, were professional and did a great job. I highly recommend them.

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Old 08-30-2022, 08:44 PM
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They'll sell you avionics but won't do electrical design work or harness fabrication that involves SDS or EFII. From their policy:
1-Steinair, Inc offers specific and limited support for the SDS/EFII system(s). In all scenarios, Steinair, Inc will NOT supply any design guidance (panel, electrical, labeling, etc.) This will entirely be up to the customer. Steinair, Inc will NOT provide any wires related to any/all portions of these systems.

I went with Pacific Coast Avionics. No complaints, reasonable price and pretty fast turnaround. I ended up doing the electrical design work and wiring myself and really just needed someone to design and cut me a panel and then supply me the avionics so could've went with Stein, but PCA ended up cheaper by a bit.
Thank you for the information. I will reach out to Pacific Coast.
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