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Old 05-22-2021, 02:30 PM
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Default San Jose RV-8 Garmin Autopilot Install

We have a flying RV-8A with Garmin 430W and (non touch) G3X, and would like to install a Garmin Autopilot. Interested in talking with anyone who has done similar install, as well as recommendation for Northern California shop or person to potentially assist with wiring/electrical or possibly entire installation. Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2021, 05:12 PM
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Mike, welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Couple of recommendations for you.

Randy Thorne https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=3908

Lars Pedersen https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=2472
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Old 05-22-2021, 09:29 PM
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Mike, I donít think this install is that difficult if you decide to do it yourself. There is a little bit of work mounting the servo brackets and intercepting the CAN wiring for the addition of the servos.
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:03 AM
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Appreciate the responses, leads, and thoughts. We are pulling the trigger on the install; Iím comfortable with the mechanical aspects of the installation - for several reasons will likely get some help on the wiring/electrical and configuration side. Iíll post results when done or anything noteworthy comes up.
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:01 PM
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Mike,

I sent you a PM.
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RV-7 Fuselage in progress
* Cabin Interior - In progress
RV-7 SB Wings
* Both Wings fully skinned
* Fuel Tanks Complete - No leaks finally
* Ailerons Complete
* Flaps Complete
RV-7 Empennage - Complete (a little fiberglass work left)
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