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Old 02-27-2015, 02:21 PM
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Doing wires to get those guys lit
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:02 PM
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You don't know how bad I've wanted to make a post in this thread over the past couple months, Here It Is!! (Kinda low light for decent pics, too much fun flying to put it up before dark!)







2 screen G3X (370's) with the GSU25 AHARS, Mid-continent SAM, GMC305 autopilot, GTR200, GTN400W and a GTX23ES. I still have some more tweaking to do, but everything seems to be functioning correctly. I vectored myself for an LPV approach, autopilot went from heading to capturing the lateral course while the vertical leveled off from a 500 fpm descent to 3000 where it then captured the glide slope down......pretty freaking sweet!
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:19 AM
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The upper control is for the Alternate Air Door and lower control for the Oil Cooler butterfly valve.
Nice clean panel.... Can you reach the alt air control with your seatbelt on?
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:37 AM
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Default New panel 99%

Haven't posted on VAF in a while, so here is my panel 99% complete:









I say 99% complete because I'm sure that as long as I own it, it will never really be finished. For example, I've already used the spare switch shown above for cowl flaps. The major components: 2 GTX-370, GMC-305, GMA-240, 2 GTR-200, GTX-23ES, GDL-39R, and all backed by Vertical Power VPX SPORT. And, of course, the Ipad.

If I win the lottery, I've planned for a GTN-650 nav/com to replace a GTR-200 and the removable panel below it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:43 AM
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Default My wife will never understand this....

....but seeing something that beautiful almost brings me to tears. Very, very nice panel!
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:25 AM
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Default Look out!

That is one beautiful panel, but are you ever going to look outside? Cubs,birds etc. will not show up on your tracking devices.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:36 AM
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That is one beautiful panel, but are you ever going to look outside? Cubs,birds etc. will not show up on your tracking devices.
Yes, very impressive. But the same thought came to mind.

Other concern. Back in the day, I had a college dorm friend with a very nice Firebird. (Think Smokey and the Bandit.) One weekend on a road trip, another of my college buddies simultaneously pulled the overhead handle and asked, "What does this do?" Envision activating a jet fighter canopy jettison. Several hundred dollars later - back when that was some money - he had a new T-top. Point being - I see your big yellow handle in the panel. Sure no one's going to pull that and ask what it does?? Just sayin.

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Old 03-13-2015, 12:33 PM
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Yes, very impressive. But the same thought came to mind.

Other concern. Back in the day, I had a college dorm friend with a very nice Firebird. (Think Smokey and the Bandit.) One weekend on a road trip, another of my college buddies simultaneously pulled the overhead handle and asked, "What does this do?" Envision activating a jet fighter canopy jettison. Several hundred dollars later - back when that was some money - he had a new T-top. Point being - I see your big yellow handle in the panel. Sure no one's going to pull that and ask what it does?? Just sayin.

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Hi Lowpass,

It's funny that you should bring that up. The very same thing happened to me when I was a teenager riding in my cousin's Firebird. Except that I was the handle puller. Well I managed to hold on the the T-top, but just barely. Lesson learned. Your point is well taken though, and I will make sure that its operation is covered in the passenger brief.

This subject has come up before on VAF and it seems that no one knows exactly what happens if the handle is pulled in flight since it hasn't happened yet, or at least no one has lived to tell about it. It takes a fair amount of effort to wiggle the hinges out and the canopy can't move rearward if its not tilted up above the roll bar first (assumes no fwd skin notches). So my opinion is that nothing happens at all until the rear latch is undone and the canopy is pushed up into the airstream. This is one mystery I will be very happy to leave be.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:19 PM
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Default What IFLYSLOW said!!!

What IFLY SLOW said
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:15 PM
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Nice clean panel.... Can you reach the alt air control with your seatbelt on?
Yes, if I loosen the shoulder straps.
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