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Old 01-17-2019, 11:06 AM
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Default Proud!!

Never been so proud as I took my firstborn out of the hospital!

Just have a look at this beauty: MGL 10" screens, MGL 8.33 radio, Trig transponder, MGL ECB's. It all works like a charm! In the tunnel you'll see a Matco parking brake. Trim switches in the stick grips. I followed this very forum in many iterations: you can see a headset hanging on one. Furthermore I added a computer fan to the restrictor (build underneath the panel, PAX-side), and microswitches for flaps, open canopy, trim and wing security.

Finally put the upholstery in yesterday - wow. looks more and more like e real touring plane to me, now.

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:19 AM
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Default Awesome!

Looks great, you should be proud!
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:42 AM
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Very nice...

Just a suggestion... put EFIS/Nav on left screen and EMS/EFIS on right screen. I've been flying with this setup on dual HDX in my friend's 12 and like it a lot.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:54 AM
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Great looking panel! Congrats on that. Just wondering if the panel frames won't interfere with the canopy frame bar when closed. Seems pretty tight there at the corners to me.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:54 PM
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Thanks Jim for the suggestion, will certainly try it out once flying.

Just wondering if the panel frames won't interfere with the canopy frame bar when closed. Seems pretty tight there at the corners to me.

You are right, it is tight. However it fits just nice and tidy! The whole screen is visible and touchable.
Once I put back the canopy I'll post some pics of a closed one, let me first put on an engine and build me some wings.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:04 PM
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Default Parking Brake

Love your MGL panel - well done! I'm interested in your parking brake install. Really clean and functional. Please advise as to which parking brake (by number please) and which company is the manufacture. Thanks very much
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:57 PM
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Very nice with all of the upgrades
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:57 AM
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Great looking panal. I like those MGL stuff. What MGL Challenger version are you using - lite or with iBox? How do you like the MGL Radio?
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:41 AM
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Default MGL

This panel is iEFIS-light version. So, no iBox. The differences are too little for me considering the price difference (in my use). What I like too is the attractive pricing of MGL-gear. This whole panel (ex Trig) cost me about $ 6K. You do have to find yourself a way to add wiring, though, but ain't that what homebuilding is all about: learning and gaining and enjoying? There are tons of documentation out there to help you out. I know some people are fond of plug and play - I myself prefer knowing why and how it works.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:12 AM
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" I'm interested in your parking brake install. Really clean and functional. Please advise as to which parking brake (by number please) and which company is the manufacture. "

Supplied by AircraftSpruce http://https://www.aircraftspruce.eu...king-valve.htm
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