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Old 01-17-2020, 07:02 PM
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I covered the top of my glair shield with Velcro loop fabric. (Feels and looks like a low nap flat black velvet cloth.)
Where do you get a sheet of Velcro loop fabric? I've only ever seen it in strips.


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I moved my Stratus 2 from the glareshield to the baggage compartment due to HEAT. The sun would shine on it and it would shut down from overtemp.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:49 PM
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Question for the flying part of this section, would ”smaller” things mounted on the glare shield bother you? The reason for the question is is that I can’t find a good place for a GLD-50 other than on the glare shild and I ’m not that far in the build to be able to judge whether this will drive me nuts in the future or not

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I have the Dynon 2020 GPS receiver mounted on my glare shield in a purchased -8, and there are times when there is a very annoying reflection. I would avoid putting anything there if at all possible.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:31 PM
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I have the Dynon 2020 GPS receiver mounted on my glare shield in a purchased -8, and there are times when there is a very annoying reflection. I would avoid putting anything there if at all possible.
The Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna is white, and anything light-colored on the glareshield will cast an annoying reflection on the windscreen. As I mentioned in Post #14, since the GDL 50 is a dark color, I have found that it doesn't cast reflections on the windscreen of my RV-8.

Put a piece of dull black-colored cloth over the Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna and it won't reflect on the windscreen.
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The Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna is white, and anything light-colored on the glareshield will cast an annoying reflection on the windscreen. As I mentioned in Post #14, since the GDL 50 is a dark color, I have found that it doesn't cast reflections on the windscreen of my RV-8.

Put a piece of dull black-colored cloth over the Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna and it won't reflect on the windscreen.
I was thinking of placing the SV-GPS Receiver antenna inside the canopy beside the rear canopy rail on top of the turtle deck, any disadvantages with that?
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Where do you get a sheet of Velcro loop fabric? I've only ever seen it in strips.


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Just google Velcro fabric. I had bought mine from some online fabric store. Works great for a glareshield cover.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:28 AM
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I was thinking of placing the SV-GPS Receiver antenna inside the canopy beside the rear canopy rail on top of the turtle deck, any disadvantages with that?
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The Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna is white, and anything light-colored on the glareshield will cast an annoying reflection on the windscreen. As I mentioned in Post #14, since the GDL 50 is a dark color, I have found that it doesn't cast reflections on the windscreen of my RV-8.

Put a piece of dull black-colored cloth over the Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna and it won't reflect on the windscreen.
I'll try to cover. Thanks for the suggestions.
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I was thinking of placing the SV-GPS Receiver antenna inside the canopy beside the rear canopy rail on top of the turtle deck, any disadvantages with that?
I like this location option for the GPS. The only possible concern/objection would be the relatively long wire run to the EFIS.
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:11 PM
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Where do you get a sheet of Velcro loop fabric? I've only ever seen it in strips.


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Hey George,

I covered my glare shield with inexpensive black carpet, acrylic stuff, purchased from Pep Boys. Glued it down with 3M spray adhesive. Its "loop" function is even better than Velcro itself; just put the Velcro hook tape on GPS pucks, etc. and they really stay put!
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:19 PM
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I was thinking of placing the SV-GPS Receiver antenna inside the canopy beside the rear canopy rail on top of the turtle deck, any disadvantages with that?
No disadvantages; it's a great location. My previous RV-8 has a Garmin GPS antenna located there and it worked great. Obviously, the reflection on the canopy wasn't a problem back there. Here is a pic:



My current RV-8 has the Dynon SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna under the engine cowl, on a bracket attached to the firewall. That has worked fine as well. This location requires that the cowl is not painted with metallic paint. Here is a pic:



Hope that helps.
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