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  #1161  
Old 04-04-2022, 07:04 PM
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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!
Looks nice Rob--I'm still flying. even tho I'm old enough to have had a pet dinosaur on a leash.
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Old 04-05-2022, 06:03 AM
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I'm not far behind you Don!
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:14 AM
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:12 PM
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This past weekend I cut my panel for my twin HDX setup. Still a few more larger components to cut + all the toggles and some smaller items (Hobbs, ELT, etc.). The overall process went a lot smoother than I had expected, and everything turned out straight and square. A more detailed update and set of photos on my build log.
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:20 PM
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That looks amazing. Where did you get your interior from?
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Old 08-11-2022, 02:07 PM
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My Advanced Panel-less Panel arrived. Just had to put the electronics in to test fit and make airplane noises. Thanks to Scott Schuler for helping. Saved climbing in an out. Two of the cutouts for the small boxes required minor filing. Otherwise, everything slides right in place. I will sleep better tonight.
If anyone is interested, here's how it was done.
https://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com/p/...anel-skin.html
I have all the DXF and AI files used to make it. They are only good for the same model panel, but if anyone wants them, shoot me an e-mail. I don't mind sharing my work.
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:42 PM
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My Advanced Panel-less Panel arrived. Just had to put the electronics in to test fit and make airplane noises. Thanks to Scott Schuler for helping. Saved climbing in an out. Two of the cutouts for the small boxes required minor filing. Otherwise, everything slides right in place. I will sleep better tonight.
If anyone is interested, here's how it was done.
https://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com/p/...anel-skin.html
I have all the DXF and AI files used to make it. They are only good for the same model panel, but if anyone wants them, shoot me an e-mail. I don't mind sharing my work.
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Looking good Larry!

It's hard to see the labels in the pic but do either of those USB ports go to your two EFIS unit or are they just ship power? Reason I ask, you will want something on the panel or have to accept reaching behind the panel every 28 days for nav updates. If you are going with the reach around method you may want to try it out and see how it goes, I cannot for the life of me get that dang USB above cables and into the slot on the HDX which is towards the top. Luckily I have panel mounted ports but trying to get that wifi module hooked in...
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Old 08-21-2022, 09:30 AM
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Getting there.
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Old 08-21-2022, 10:27 AM
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Looking good Larry!

It's hard to see the labels in the pic but do either of those USB ports go to your two EFIS unit or are they just ship power? Reason I ask, you will want something on the panel or have to accept reaching behind the panel every 28 days for nav updates. If you are going with the reach around method you may want to try it out and see how it goes, I cannot for the life of me get that dang USB above cables and into the slot on the HDX which is towards the top. Luckily I have panel mounted ports but trying to get that wifi module hooked in...
They are power. Indo have the extension cables and plan to secure them where I can easily access. I also forgot to add the cut out for the ELT panel. DOH!
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Old 08-21-2022, 11:32 AM
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Came out sideways on my browser. Here it is straight & Level. :-)
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