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Old 11-07-2019, 03:23 PM
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I installed uAvionix ADS-B in my early SN RV-12. I have purchased echoUAT + skyFYX-EXT + 24" Antenna Coax with connectors. Installation is very clean. The new WAAS GPS antenna mounts next to the Garmin GPS antenna on the double-wide bracket under the engine cowling. The echoUAT mounts on the rear baggage bulkhead with wire and coax fed through grommets in the floor. Power wire and signal wire from the WAAS GPS to the echo are routed under the pilot side armrest.

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Old 11-14-2019, 05:01 PM
Andreas68 Andreas68 is offline
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Piper J3 (Jim) - that's a very professional installation, well done.

I installed the echoUAT and external antenna in/on the right wing inspection panel of my RV7A . Installed the SKYFYX GPS on top of the upper brace between the seatbacks per a recommendation from uAvionix. I'm not a builder but the only significant challenge I encountered was snaking the echoUAT wires through the existing wire tunnels from the wing inspection panel back into the fuselage. I didn't see other posts where folks were challenged with doing this, but I was. The existing wire tunnels (rather, holes) in my plane through the wing spars were only a dime's width diameter-wise and they were already full with autopilot servo wiring so to say it was a tight fit for threading additional wires through would be an understatement. And since you can't get your arm up in there, you have to be creative with a copper wire snake. The rest of the installation was straightforward.
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