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Old 04-26-2017, 10:53 AM
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Talking N165MJ's Panel Came To Life Last Night!

So I was really hoping to wait until the panel is "done" to post it here, but last night I got to a point I'm pretty happy with so I figured why the heck not?

Biggest thing yet to do is the lightplates, right now the labels are just printed at home on adhesive labels. Hoping to start on them between all the fiberglass work that's piling up!

A quick summary of the airplane and panel/electrical system:
  • RV-10 #41537 N165MJ, standard build started March 2014
  • G3X Touch 10" x3
  • G5 Backup EFIS x2
  • GTN750 COM1/NAV1
  • GTR200 COM2
  • GMA245 audio panel
  • GTX45R transponder
  • GMC307 autopilot controller
  • Lightspeed Plasma III ignition x2
  • True dual electrical system (2x PC680 batteries, BC460H and BC4623H alternators with external linear regulators)
  • 12Ah SLA backup battery mounted behind panel integrated via custom isolator board
  • Circuit breakers and custom fuse/relay center along underside of panel
  • Custom LED-backlit lightplates made from CNC-machined acrylic (still in development)
  • Custom annunciator panel and sensor board partially integrated with the G3X system (still in development) to surround the GMC307
  • Custom-designed flap, oil cooler damper, and ram air controllers
  • Custom nav/strobe/beacon lighting and controllers
  • All wiring and custom circuitry designed and built in-house
  • I can't post this without saying avionics and many supplies purchased from SteinAir, Inc. ... as I'm sure everyone here on VAF already knows, they are awesome guys to work with and highly recommended!!!

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RV-10 In progress! (N165MJ reserved)
-Emp & Wings complete
-Panel wired up, working on Fuse & Finish
-Blog horribly outdated (sorry)
-Fingers crossed for 2017 flight!

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Old 04-26-2017, 11:31 AM
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Default Looking good, Mike!

Wow. Did you leave any avionics for the rest of us?
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:40 AM
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Wow. Did you leave any avionics for the rest of us?
Haha! Guess you'll have to check with Stein on that, I'm sure he's got some left
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RV-10 In progress! (N165MJ reserved)
-Emp & Wings complete
-Panel wired up, working on Fuse & Finish
-Blog horribly outdated (sorry)
-Fingers crossed for 2017 flight!

http://mikeandsarahrv10.blogspot.com/
http://www.eaa33.org/
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:48 AM
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Holy moly!!! That is impressive! I am curious as to why you chose 2 G5's.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:00 PM
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That's a great set-up for a two pilot family! Or for IFR instruction!

I'm planning to go with a symmetrical panel as well but you've definitely raised the bar in terms of redundancy for a dual pilot setup!

Nice job. Now get back to that build log! I've had to severely curtail my cyberstalking
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:11 PM
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Holy moly!!! That is impressive! I am curious as to why you chose 2 G5's.
Thanks Todd! Saw some pics of yours in for paint, looking great as well I went with two G5's for two primary reasons, neither of which I'd consider a "must" but I figured hey... we've come this far.

First, one of the primary missions of this panel was to be symmetrical such that a person can fly comfortably as solo PIC from either the right or left seat. The idea here is that Sarah will likely always sit in the right seat, but with the flip of a reversion switch her MFD becomes a PFD, and she can fly solo without having to reach or lean across the cockpit for anything important. There's even a push-to-start button on her side to supplement the key switch which is way over on the left side. So, naturally if a standby EFIS is ever needed, it would be massively difficult to try and fly from the right seat and be looking at the G5 on the far left side of the panel.

Second, the second G5 adds a third AHRS device to the system, serving as a tie-breaker should one begin indicating differing information.

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Nice job. Now get back to that build log! I've had to severely curtail my cyberstalking
I know I know... I should I've really let it go WAY too long, and now I'm behind the power curve and it's going to take a massive amount of time to get it all up to date again. I'll try and maybe make a couple posts to catch a few of the bigger points up in the next few weeks. Appreciate the feedback though, it's good to know I had people watching!
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RV-10 In progress! (N165MJ reserved)
-Emp & Wings complete
-Panel wired up, working on Fuse & Finish
-Blog horribly outdated (sorry)
-Fingers crossed for 2017 flight!

http://mikeandsarahrv10.blogspot.com/
http://www.eaa33.org/
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:31 PM
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Mike--cool beans! Look forward to seeing you guys at Osh. We won't be at the RV-10 dinner on Sunday as we've decided to go the HBC Beer tasting instead (dang schedule conflicts!) but we'll definitely be at the RV social on Monday.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:45 PM
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...we'll definitely be at the RV social on Monday.
See you then!
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RV-10 In progress! (N165MJ reserved)
-Emp & Wings complete
-Panel wired up, working on Fuse & Finish
-Blog horribly outdated (sorry)
-Fingers crossed for 2017 flight!

http://mikeandsarahrv10.blogspot.com/
http://www.eaa33.org/
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:59 PM
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Panel looks amazing, Mike!
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:50 AM
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Mike, that is truly a stunning panel!! Great job, can't wait to see all the fine details in person some day.
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