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Old 12-30-2013, 10:46 AM
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Default Dual 7" SV screens

Has anyone tried to put 2 7" SV screens stacked in the center of the panel in a -8 panel yet? I'm thinking about going that direction for redundancy as I will be doing some IFR flying with mine.

Any thoughts and input appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:09 AM
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In order to do that, you will either have to cut into the mounting flange at the top or extend the panel at the bottom. I know there's at least one who's done this but when I tried to come up with a panel design to do this with the stock panel, it wouldn't work.

Here's a good video of one who did that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvUIjVp2S_I
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:14 AM
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Here's a screen capture from that video. The builder extended his panel at the bottom:

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:19 AM
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I am installing two 10" screens side by side. In this configuration the two 7" screens should fit just fine.

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I was able to fit two 7" Dynon screens stacked on my RV-8 panel. Front and back views can be seen on this post: http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=127
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:08 PM
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You can do that with the D100 series...SkyViews are a larger unit
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:30 PM
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See below...the horizontal line at the bottom is where the panel bend occurs. The cutouts for the 7" SkyView displays are shown and clearly won't fit without enlarging the panel. It wouldn't be that difficult to do and you could have a new panel cut out from a cad drawing. Bill Mercer at Up North Aviation could do it for you.

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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I have two 7" screens stacked in my -8. I didn't need to cut anything behind the panel to make them fit. Talk to the guys at Steinair. They have all the panel hardware CAD templates and can help you design whatever you need. I think I spent around $200 for their services--totally worth it (and I bought all my avionics from them too because of their service and prices).

The layout works really well for me. Before installation, I was a bit worried that the screens would be too small, but in the -8 you're sitting so close to the panel that they are plenty big. I'm very happy with this setup.

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I have two 7" screens stacked in my -8. I didn't need to cut anything behind the panel to make them fit. Talk to the guys at Steinair. They have all the panel hardware CAD templates and can help you design whatever you need. I think I spent around $200 for their services--totally worth it (and I bought all my avionics from them too because of their service and prices).

The layout works really well for me. Before installation, I was a bit worried that the screens would be too small, but in the -8 you're sitting so close to the panel that they are plenty big. I'm very happy with this setup.

At least I know it can be done!
Thanks for posting your panel pic.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:48 AM
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Has anyone tried to put 2 7" SV screens stacked in the center of the panel in a -8 panel yet? I'm thinking about going that direction for redundancy as I will be doing some IFR flying with mine.

Any thoughts and input appreciated.
Are you meaning Sky View or Synthetic Vision ????

Paul Dye has a couple of GRT screens, I believe the 8" ones in his RV 8.

Photos should be in http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ead.php?t=5018 also, lots of other RV 8 installations.
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