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Old 11-05-2018, 08:55 AM
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I am bogged down trying to mount my VPX and a remote radio (garmin) in the area forward of the sub panel on the right side. I want to be able to remove them if necessary. Ideas and pics would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:18 PM
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I have the same problem. Pictures would be priceless.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:22 PM
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I fabricated a shelf and some rails!



Sadly, don't have pics of it installed ... basically this is just inside the glove box opening.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:17 AM
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I fabricated a shelf and some rails!



Sadly, don't have pics of it installed ... basically this is just inside the glove box opening.
Greetings.

Great place to put stuff if you aren't going to have a glove box and don't anticipate accessing whatever you're going put there much, if at all. I put my SkyRadar DX there on a "shelf" made of angle much like bkervaski:


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Old 11-06-2018, 05:34 AM
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I could not find a suitable way to mount the VPX behind the sub panel. I ended up making a drop down shelf below the panel on the pilot's side and mounted it below the shelf. From the seating position it is barely visible and well clear of my knees or legs. I put a photo of my panel in the RV-14 panel pictures a couple of days ago.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:07 PM
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You gave me a great idea! All my thoughts involved a plate between the rails. I was having trouble getting them in and out. Your pic of just rails should solve all of that. Thanks
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:59 PM
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I am bogged down trying to mount my VPX and a remote radio (garmin) in the area forward of the sub panel on the right side. I want to be able to remove them if necessary. Ideas and pics would be much appreciated.
http://mykitlog.com/users/display_lo...=171217&row=95

Fabricated a shelf, on a hinge (removable pin), that swings down below the subpanel area. Have to allow 'service loop' slack in the wiring harnesses to be able to keep it all intact, or plan to disconnect connectors. I chose slack in the harnesses.

The top side of the shelf was a 'future' space, and there are some harnesses that pass over that area but nothing needed to be attached later.

A single AN3 bolt attaches to the bracket in foreground, the shelf is lightweight but rigid enough for one bolt.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:04 PM
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Has anyone mounted a VPX on the actual aft facing surface of the F-01455 sub panel (just forward of the pilotís control panel)? The unit will certainly fit but it only provides 3.5 inches on each side for the connectors and wire bends which is quite tight. The manufacturer advises at least ten inches of clearance for the connectors but the only two areas in an RV-14 with 28 plus inches of free span are the baggage compartment and the bottom of the fuselage. Neither seems ideal.

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Old 11-13-2018, 08:50 PM
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Late to this thread. I've done drop-down trays on both sides and shelf inside glovebox opening for backup battery and backup alternator regulator. Also a plate inside upper part of glovebox opening where I will mount the relay and power distribution panel for electronics/avionics. I'll mount a small fuse block on the right subpanel for a couple of items that couldn't fit the main breaker panel.

Photos of work in progress:https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018...ics-trays.html
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:18 AM
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I mounted the VPX, low, behind the panel on the right side, I made a mount on top of it for my EMS, MAP, ADSB, HUB etc. This gave me access forward via the glove box opening.
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