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Old 11-08-2016, 01:53 PM
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Looks nice Bob! Now all you've got to do is paint your interior and you're ready to fly!
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:25 PM
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Today, I completed installation of my avionics in my airframe (previously powered up on the bench in my wiring jig). It has what's becoming a common look - all Garmin with dual G3X Touches, GTN 650 and a G5 (GTR 20 radio and GTX 23ES transponder are remote, forward of the panel). The panel cutting, painting and labeling are by Aerotronics, but the design and all wiring I did myself. I'm quite proud of this accomplishment as I've never done anything like it before. (For the curious, the canopy is done but in the house for safekeeping, and the empty throttle cable hole is waiting for a custom cable later this week).


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Old 12-20-2016, 10:33 PM
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Very nice Keith! I've been thinking about a panel very similar to that. Any chance you can email me a higher resolution pic to me?

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Old 12-22-2016, 06:08 AM
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Today, I completed installation of my avionics in my airframe (previously powered up on the bench in my wiring jig). It has what's becoming a common look - all Garmin with dual G3X Touches, GTN 650 and a G5 (GTR 20 radio and GTX 23ES transponder are remote, forward of the panel). The panel cutting, painting and labeling are by Aerotronics, but the design and all wiring I did myself. I'm quite proud of this accomplishment as I've never done anything like it before. (For the curious, the canopy is done but in the house for safekeeping, and the empty throttle cable hole is waiting for a custom cable later this week).


Nice job Keith, looks great
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:13 AM
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wow, Nice looking panel....jealous!
Great Job doing this yourself!!
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:14 PM
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Keith,

Remote boxes?
Could I come to your place and see?

Thanks
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:19 PM
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Keith, great panel!

I'm also coming up on my panel build and like Jay was curious of your placement of the remote avionic boxes.Any chance you could share a few photos of your "behind the scenes" operation.

Thanks Jim
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:52 PM
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Default Remote Boxes

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

Jay - I'd be very pleased to have you visit. It would return the favor of several visits to your shop at Hicks. As you may know, I'm in Pecan Plantation 0TX1 and there are probably several of my neighbors who would drop by to see you as well. I will PM you with my phone number to set up a visit.

Regarding the remote boxes, I put the GTR 20 radio on the pilot side behind the panel, but in front of the sub-panel on two rails - just enough room forward for wires and just enough room aft for rocker switches and wires. On the passenger side, I mounted the GTX 23ES on rails between the panel and sub panel, and built a frame on top of the GTX 23 rack holding the GDL 39R. I made good use of the sub panel for other boxes (GAD 29, GEA 24, and TCW IPS) and located the GAD 27 on top of the tunnel forward of the wiring channel.

Jim - here are two pics I already had, though I will try and get a better one or two tomorrow.

Pilot side - GTR 20


Passenger side - GTX 23ES, GDL 39R (bottom of pic)
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:07 PM
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Keith,

Remote boxes?
Could I come to your place and see?

Thanks
Jay - I tried sending you a PM but you have them blocked. My email is brown_kw@yahoo.com and we can arrange a visit if you like.
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:53 PM
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Default remote boxes

For those interested in mounting remote boxes between the panel and subpanel, here are some additional pics of my installation.

The GTX 23ES rack case being fitted (passenger side, the "lobes" on the case will be removed):


The rack case for the Xpdr with the GDL 39R mounted on top:


The rack case for the Xpdr in place (without the GDL 39R, checking spacing):


The GTR 20 on the pilot side:


The full panel "trial" set up. Aerotronics offers (and I highly recommend it) a test "cut" of the panel in Lexan for evaluation of fit and layout, and here is everything in place just before installation of the G3X screens:
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