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Old 01-17-2019, 11:04 AM
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Default Garmin G3X Day/Night VFR Panel - RV-9A

Exciting progress in the shop last night, got the panel mounted and most of the harnesses secured. Still a lot to complete before I can really turn the system on, but the back up battery at least let me turn the screens on to play for a little while.

A few pictures of the panel, installation of the remote components on the sub panel, and the harnesses:

Mounting of the remote boxes on the sub panel. Nothing will be out of reach for future servicing:


A closer look at the GTX-45R install:


Left side sub panel:


Right side sub panel:


Sub panel center:


Cockpit view:


Cockpit view:
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:24 AM
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Very nice work Chris!
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:50 PM
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Wow Chris! Your workmanship is outstanding and your panel looks great.










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Old 01-17-2019, 09:51 PM
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Wow, beautiful and clean. Great looking work!
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:18 PM
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Chris, I'm interested in the left side of your panel. I cant quite see the keyed switch that you used, What is that? Also, what switch are you using for your ignition testing? Where did you find those? Thanks. T
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:50 PM
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Happy RV9 owner leaves with this new panel

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Walt,
Beautiful panel. The Aft Engine Control bracket (push pull throttle, prop, mixture) does not look like the F-746 supplied with the kit. Did you just round the corners, or is this an aftermarket part?
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:27 PM
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Hey Doc,

The key switch I believe to be a simple SPST that only serves to enable the master switch. Not much for security, mostly just to prevent an accident if someone without any knowledge decided to jump in and start pressing buttons.

The mag switches are 3-position, the upper "test" position has spring return to the "on" position, and to engage the "off" you have to pull the toggle while rocking it downward.

The round, silver button on the lower left is a momentary push button for engine start.

Stein built my panel, they'll be able to hook you up with whatever you need.

Here's a better picture:
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:51 PM
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Walt,
Beautiful panel. The Aft Engine Control bracket (push pull throttle, prop, mixture) does not look like the F-746 supplied with the kit. Did you just round the corners, or is this an aftermarket part?
Thanks
The throttle mount is from Stein, it's milled from a chunk of aluminum.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:53 PM
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The throttle mount is from Stein, it's milled from a chunk of aluminum.
I have one that looks like that from Stein and it is bent and welded to that shape. It is older and possibly made differently.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:51 PM
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Default Throttle Brackets

We used to cut/bend/weld/sand these, but have since changed to milling out of bar stock. Both 9 and 12 versions available!
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