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Old 02-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Waiex-guy Waiex-guy is offline
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Default Love the Wood!!!

Hi Al.

the panel is gorgeous. Mind sharing some details about the construction and finish?


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Old 02-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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Default Wood and finish

Sure. The wood is a self adhesive peel-n-stick mahogany
veneer I purchased online at:

I first cut out my panel. Rivet the angle on the top. At room temp and a warm panel, I scuffed the panel with a scotch brite pad, cleaned well with Acetone/naphtha/ etc. Peeled and stuck it down while clamping down the rolled
bottom edge. Let it set up in room temp overnight. Cut out the holes with a razor. Sanded with 120 then 220. Two or three coats of Polyurethane brush on satin finish with a light 220 sand between coats.

It was very easy to do using the stick on Veneer. Constantine sells
Some very nice veneer. I would highly recommend the peel-n-stick.
Al Girard, Newport, RI

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Old 02-28-2014, 04:56 PM
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Location: Brookings, SD
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Default low budget IFR

Pulled my panel to install Val Avionics new Nav2000 radio (center of stack). This is a nice little low cost nav radio that retails for around $1200, and talks to the Dynon D100 through the H34 unit. Everything just barely fit in the stack, now to fire it up and see if any smoke escapes.

Steve Pofahl
A&P Mechanic Specializing in Experimental Aircraft
Owner - TechOps Aircraft Services
KBKX Brookings SD
RV9A x2, RV8A, Glasair S2RG, RV14A
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:51 PM
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I still need to calibrate everything and check out all the functions, but it's complete and powered up, no smoke!

Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2023 dues paid
N16GN flying 1,500 hrs and counting on 93E10; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
Repeat Offender - 10 wing in process, full kit on hand, engine core purchased
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:01 PM
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Default congrats!

Greg, with a panel like that, u r ready for almost anything. Excellent work. It doesn't get any better.
Barry - Tucson
RV9A Sold
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:58 PM
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Location: Florida
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Default Panel

Hello Greg,

Your panel looks great! How did the Aux Tanks turn out? I'm still looking into doing something similar to yours.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:28 AM
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Looks great Greg! Now get back on that FF, I'm ready to hear that engine run!
Mike Hillger
Garden City, Texas
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:00 AM
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Default Very simple

Below is my panel as of last night. I powered it up for the first time and started some configuration. I'm not sure I like the color yet but since I had planned to replace each panel with carbon fiber eventually I think I will let it go for now. As the title suggests it's pretty simple. I have a GTR-20 remote comm mounted behind the panel, remote transponder, GDL-39R mounted under the baggage floor panels, and of course since you see no breakers I have the VPX mounted behind the panel as well.

The empty space is waiting for my GRT Mini-X to be delivered and the open space under the GPS-400 is for the GMC-305 Garmin AP controller...eventually.

Eatonville WA
RV-9A Sold
RV-10 Flying
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:04 PM
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very nice!
Derek Hoeschen
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1974 Bellanca Super Viking - N145B - Flying
2008 Carbon Cub - N529PL - Sold
TBD RV-8 #83565 - N184DK - building
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:55 AM
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Location: Martinsville, IN
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Default My upgrade

Went from this....

to this....(g3x touch, gtn650, dynon d60, T/T Vision 385, KLX 155 with 209 cdi. I also use iFly 720 with skyguard wtx ads-b in/out)

Failing 89B in original panel, prompted me to go mostly new. I satisfied. I have all summer to gain my IFR ticket. Pretty excited!
(used tiny pics for uploading. don't know how to make it come out smaller)

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