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Old 04-16-2018, 02:34 PM
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I did it all myself with a band saw, dremel and a file. The panel part itself took about 30 hrs. The entire project, repanel, rewire whole plane, install autopilot, convert to electric flaps and trims, install pmags, rebuild both wheel pants, rebuild both brake calipers, and program everything took 2 months and about 150 hrs. It was definitely worth it. I would never go back to manual flaps and trims.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:39 PM
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ok, here we go: my minimal VFR day only panel... light, simple, and functional

Since I bought the -6 already built, I didn't design the panel. The holes were already there, and I've just spent about 14 days rewiring the headsets, installing a new 8.33KHz COM, a Garmin G5, a GT-50, and a Garrecht AT-1 TAS.
Not shown on the foto, the iPad mini which is affixed by the ball.

Retired from the airlines I prefer to enjoy the outside scenery instead of perusing an acre of glass with zillions of useless stuff on it. And no A/P either
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:57 AM
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Hello DC

Nice and a good decision to look most of the time outside, as a VFR pilot!

Can you give a bit more info about the AT-1 TAS? Could not find more info.

Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:24 AM
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It looks like one of these https://www.air-avionics.com/?page_id=253. Garrecht products are now sold under the Air Avionics brand.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:31 AM
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Raiz is correct. I had a TRX-2000 installed in my previous craft and was very happy with it. The AT-1 is the successor to the TRX-2000 and the TRX-1500.

And for the non-European reader, all these devices are Traffic Avoidance Systems. They will detect all traffic emitting thru standard transponder equipment, modes A/C/S, ADS-B, and FLARM. They also issue conflicting alerts, albeit no avoidance instructions (TAs but no RAs).

The downside is that installation in a metal aircraft such as the RV requires additional external antennas: 1x ADS-B, 1x FLARM on the top of the aircraft and 1x FLARM on the bottom. The GPS was kept internal and stuck to the glareshield.
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