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Old 08-05-2018, 08:07 AM
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I didn't build my own harness so I would have had to thought about the transponder in the back earlier. Good idea though, I'll do that on my RV-8 build!

Mounting the GSU 25 on the little left bracket once everything in was a real challenge. I got it... well 3 out of the 4 screws at least. I don't think it's going anywhere.



Now onto sorting through the wires and figuring out where to put adels, ziptie bases, ect..
The GSU 25 needs to be mounted solid as possible for best performance.
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I often mount the xpdr behind the aft bulkhead, benefit is this allows me to put the antenna on the aft fuse and keep the xpdr cable short, also allows easy access.
Walt,

I am going through this decision now. Rear mount is pretty easy, but puts 5 pounds or so aft. I have been thinking of keeping as much weight forward as possible to extend my baggage/passenger capacity and I think you followed a similar approach.

Curious your thought process here. I already will have two PC680's in the aft area.

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Old 08-05-2018, 10:42 AM
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I already will have two PC680's in the aft area.

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Just a consideration. Two PC-625 batteries fit better, are a little lighter and have a bit more Amp-Hours and CCA than two PC-680 batteries.

I installed the two PC-625s in my RV-10 (flying for six years) in the aft location, and remotely mounted the SkyView ADS-B receiver there as well (just a few ounces). W&B works out fine for solo to four people and bags. Using stock IO-540 and Hartzell CS prop.

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Old 08-05-2018, 11:38 AM
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Walt,

I am going through this decision now. Rear mount is pretty easy, but puts 5 pounds or so aft. I have been thinking of keeping as much weight forward as possible to extend my baggage/passenger capacity and I think you followed a similar approach.

Curious your thought process here. I already will have two PC680's in the aft area.

Larry
GTX45R is 2.9 lbs, I think most 10's can afford that. A big plus is improved output power and reception do to the antenna cable being kept as short as possible and away from the other com antennas. Easy access and good ventilation doesn't hurt either.
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Just a consideration. Two PC-625 batteries fit better, are a little lighter and have a bit more Amp-Hours and CCA than two PC-680 batteries.

I installed the two PC-625s in my RV-10 (flying for six years) in the aft location, and remotely mounted the SkyView ADS-B receiver there as well (just a few ounces). W&B works out fine for solo to four people and bags. Using stock IO-540 and Hartzell CS prop.

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Thanks Carl. I am actually using the PS 12180's (same size as 680). They are 18 A/hrs and 12.8 #'s. So very similar to the 625.

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GTX45R is 2.9 lbs, I think most 10's can afford that. A big plus is improved output power and reception do to the antenna cable being kept as short as possible and away from the other com antennas. Easy access and good ventilation doesn't hurt either.
Thanks Walt. I have the GTX 23, which is 4.5#'s. I already mounted the antenna under the front seat. Maybe I will fill those holes in and re-mount the antenna in the back. There was already a doubler there and I filled in the holes (original emp builder was going to but an MB antenna back there). On second thought, that probably won't make the 3' minimum distance.

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This is how I mounted everything in a recent -10. The transponder if to he right of the right rib in a hole in the sub-Panel so it slides out aft.

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This is how I mounted everything in a recent -10. The transponder if to he right of the right rib in a hole in the sub-Panel so it slides out aft.

Thanks for sharing. an interesting approach.
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I didnít think about letting the plugs hang below the subpanel. I did however put Adel clips in similiar places.
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Keep in mind the 45R is blue tooth and the antenna is on the unit’s face. It also need to be facing toward you and in range for the blue tooth reception. I cut a slot in the sub panel, reenforced the cut out and installed the tray. The tray mounts to the aluminum angle installed on the sub panel, and with a bracket attached to the rear of the tray and one of the panel ribs. I positioned it so when I remove the 460 touch, the transponder clears the panel cut out for the touch screen . The tray is mounted horizontal in the sub panel.
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