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Old 01-29-2018, 12:12 PM
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Default Any VP-X Pro installs in a 14/A so far?

I will be installing a VP-X Pro in my RV14A and I'm well into the prep planning for it and the panel equipment.

The panel will have (left to right) a G5X, 10" GDU 465, center stack (top to bottom) GMC 307, GTN 650, GNC 255A (future), and GMA 245, plus right of stack a future G3X 7" portrait GDU 470. May be cutting back even more on initially installed panel equipment depending on taxes, etc.

But here's the 'I wanna' full layout.

QUESTION IS >> Where does the VP-X pro fit best in the space available behind the panel, where do I begin thinking about locating it?

Jeff Warren
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1946 Bellanca Cruisair 14-13-2 (71 YRS OLD 8/15/17)
RV14A (N14ZT), Ser#140195
Start 10/11/14
IO-390 Lyc Tbolt / CS Hartzell
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Last edited by jeffw@sc47 : 02-01-2018 at 01:52 PM. Reason: Revised GDU 370 to GDU 470 Touch fix
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:34 PM
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Just a thought, I always think redundancy/failure plan. If you have 2 10" screens they are 100% interchangable, if the PFD goes TU somewhere.. just swap screens and you're on your way.
So I'd prefer to have 2 10" or 2-3 7" units rather than one 10" and one 7".
(PS: you can't mix and match 370 screens with 4XX screens)
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Flywade4 Flywade4 is offline
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Location: West columbia, Texas
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I Install one in my RV14A
Due pd 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Emp 95% done
Wings 95'% done
Fuselage 90% done )
Firewall forward 95%
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:49 PM
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I am leaning towards the VP-X Sport in my 14. But I am many hours from needing to commit. Iím curious why you chose the Pro over the Sport.
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:28 PM is offline
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I installed a Sport model in my RV7A not a RV 14 only because it was cheaper than the Pro and I did not need the extra circuits that the Pro provided. I think the Pro model also did some extras that I did not consider of value to me.
I think the sport model is enough for me.
I hope that this testimony helped you some.
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