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Old 12-29-2021, 09:33 AM
motodave motodave is offline
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Location: Littleton, CO
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It's alive and working! Love the ability to send a flight plan from ForeFlight via Bluetooth.... so easy. Can't wait to fly it!

G3X ranges updated with latest information by Dave Hock, on Flickr
RV7 Slider N732DH
YIO-360-EXP Thunderbolt
Empennage 100% Complete
Slow build Fuselage 99.9% done
Garmin G3X panel w/VPX, wiring 99% done
Wings in process...
Littleton, CO & KCFO
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:38 PM
Grezdlitn Grezdlitn is offline
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Location: Eagles Nest Estates (2TS6) Midlothian Tx.
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Default Getting close to the initial “smoke test “.

Won’t be long now.
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"Grezdlitn" (turbo-normalized RV-8)Sold
RV-7A in progress !
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:55 AM
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Location: Edson, Alberta, Canada
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Default Panel mahogony look

Love that look of wood on your dash
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RV 7 - Tipper
Complete, flight authority given,
Waiting for above 0 to flight test.
Dynon suite, G Meter, Lyc 0-320
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Old 01-30-2022, 06:30 AM
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Working on interconnections right now. It's not finished but I took the opportunity for a picture. Basic power-on is a few weeks away, and then we'll see about the avionics after that.

Think I'm going to have to redo some of the labels though. The HDX sticks out a bit more than I'd figured...
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RV-7ER - canopy and wiring
There are two kinds of fool in the world. The first says "this is old, and therefore good"; the second says "this is new, and therefore better".
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Old 01-30-2022, 06:42 AM
74-07 74-07 is offline
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Location: Greenville, SC
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Wow, all of these panels are certainly impressive. My son and I wanted an economical glass VFR panel that provided full autopilot, ADS-B in and out, EMS and backup mechanical A/S and altimeter. We bought this 8 two years ago and the previous owner had just paid to have a TruTrack Gimini installed. It also had a hard wired (but mounted on a portable suction mount) Garmin 796 with a GDL-39 3D. We purchased a used EMS D-10 (thanks Walt at EXP), had a new panel designed and cut at UpNorth (thanks Bill) and a local machinist made the mount for the 796. We had already added a Tailbeacon for ADS-B. She's not high-dollar fancy but boy is it a giant leap in functionality!
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RV-7 sold
RV-8 flying

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Old 02-20-2022, 05:11 AM
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Location: Ridgeway, SC
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Default final

Finalizing mine now...[ATTACH]22457[/Attachment 22457]
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Old 02-20-2022, 05:41 AM
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Terry Shortt
AGI, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P, Janitor
RV7 Empennage & Wing done
Fuselage in process
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Old 02-20-2022, 08:23 AM
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Location: Estes Park, CO
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Default Cutting panel

That's a big milestone!
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Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (3,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 04-03-2022, 07:00 PM
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Default N4EW

Before with a Garmin 430 and after with an Avidyne
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Old 04-03-2022, 10:32 PM
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Location: Southwest
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Default Twins

Originally Posted by JET14 View Post
Finalizing mine now...[ATTACH]22457[/Attachment 22457]
I have nearly the same panel layout, except my second com (really com 1 to me) is remote mounted so it is not on the panel. Something to think about.

Also, what I learned is that the GPS (GNX375) wants to be nav 1, so this makes the GNC-255 (VOR) nav 2 and so, by default, com2. This also works out well when the co pilot is isolated and using com2 to talk, pilot would be on com1
John S

WARNING! Information presented in this post is my opinion. All users of info have sole responsibility for determining accuracy or suitability for their use.

Dues paid 2022, worth every penny

RV9A- Status:
98% done, 2% left to go
Structure done (less gear)
Electrical/Panel done
Firewall Forward 95% done
Fiberglass 70%

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