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Old 11-09-2021, 01:25 PM
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My experience is ordering all the avionic components as a package deal provided such discounts as well. Here Stein is a rock star!

Do not overlook the benefit of doing the work yourself. The knowledge gained pays dividends for as long as you own the plane.

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In keeping with the amateur built aircraft theme, I built my engine from ore that I dug up and smelted from my backyard, plus 100s of parts that I made myself on a lathe from whatever I could forage in the forest. Mostly granite for the cylinders, for example. Found some nice hardwoods for exhaust valves. They tend not to burn much as long as EGT is kept below 150F.

I thought I could rely on pros for the panel since the price was right to save me the trouble, without offending too many do-it-yourselfers. Guess not. Next time I talk to Stein, I will suggest he fire all his people who handle the builds for him!
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Old 11-09-2021, 10:01 PM
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I would order sooner than later, lead times on kits, avionics and engines has increased and likley to get worse. Shortages of materials and labor seem to be the culprit.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:16 AM
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Think I will order engine after thinking on things and reading comments, and just order panel parts. Seems like I can get the avionics quicker than waiting on someone to build panel.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:19 AM
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Think I will order engine after thinking on things and reading comments, and just order panel parts. Seems like I can get the avionics quicker than waiting on someone to build panel.
Take a look at Fast Stack Approach. I bought my avionics for my RV-9A from Stein, but got the wiring from Fast Stack. Quite a bit cheaper, and not a lot more work than a Stein panel. I plan to do the same thing with my RV-14A.

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Old 11-10-2021, 02:34 PM
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Take a look at Fast Stack Approach. I bought my avionics for my RV-9A from Stein, but got the wiring from Fast Stack. Quite a bit cheaper, and not a lot more work than a Stein panel. I plan to do the same thing with my RV-14A.

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The Approach Fast Stack would simplify the wire runs.
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