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Old 12-02-2018, 06:40 PM
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Location: Tampa (Wimauma actually)
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Default NIX the Steam

Get rid of the round dial gauges. Panel real estate is precious. Those steam gauges are a total waste of space. Why?
Randy King
Tampa (Wimauma), Florida
RV-4 N212CS (sold)
RV-8 N184RK (flying)
Flying an A320 to pay the bills
Exempt and gladly donating anyway - Current through March 2020
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:38 AM
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Default Phase 1 complete

I've pretty much completed phase 1 of my panel upgrade. I wanted to upgrade the panel with modern tech, a better autopilot, and reduce some of the weight and complexity without cutting a new panel.

I've already started thinking about phase 2 which will include a new panel I'll build on the bench. However, I'm gone 8 months of the year for work, so it'll probably be a while before it's completed and installed.

Removed (all items working when removed):
vacuum Pump, Filter, Plumbing, and Gauge - for sale
Vacuum Attitude Indicator - for sale
Vacuum DG - for sale
RMI uEncoder - donated
Navaid Autopilot and Servo - for donation
Astrotech Chronometer - for sale
Garmin 250XL with tray - for sale
Garmin GPSMAP 496 - I may keep this for the back seater...

Garmin G5, Autopilot with GMC 507 Controller, and Aera 660. I've also installed a mount for the iPad with ForeFlight. Soon I'll be installing the GDL82 and 50R for ADS-B in/out to complete phase 1. Of course I designed it on my site...

I'd love to hear what you think and your input and suggestions for phase 2. I'm working on designs on my site, and will post them as I go.

Also, please let me know if you're interested in any of the items I've removed.
Bill VonDane (BVD)
RV-8A - Elbert, CO - Free Online Panel Designer

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