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Old 02-19-2018, 07:32 PM
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Default Looking for web pages and photos of panel & cabin forward

I'm building the cabin forward and trying to plan the panel. Two Skyview HDX.
Also trying to plan the substructure for the panel to accommodate electronics.
I've looked through the "Panel" thread but so many photos have expired.
Tried searching and again photos are gone.
I would love to see builder web pages showing photos cabin forward and panels with Skyview HDX. Slider preferred as the structure is a little different.

Nothing against tippers but that's not what I'm building.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:00 AM
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Hey Larry,

I can't help you with the slider substructure and fitting the HDX screens, I built a tip-up. However, there is a lot of Dynon sub-components that need a home.

Here is a link to my build.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/catego...&category=9948

You may find something useful for locating your sub-components. I built an avionics shelf forward of the sub-panel to mount the remote VHF, transponder and ADSB unit.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:25 PM
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I'm a slider but using Garmin G3x touch rather than skyview.
I am managing to mount the various boxes on F7105 including the remote audio panel, engine monitor iterface, voltage control and network interface box together with a grounding bus bar.

That allows for F7105A to be cut out allowing the GTN650 to project forward and a VPX unit sitting below and hinged for access, once the control cables are moved.
That way I can remove one of the screens to get at the connections if needed rather than trying to get under the panel with my large bulk.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:41 PM
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A pic of my slider sub-panel. The hole left of the EMS module goes fwd through the firewall. The hold left of the transponder goes fwd and down between the pilot/copilot for things like AP, trim, flaps, lights, etc. I also have some circuit breakers on the panel for things I want direct control or visibility over.

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Old 02-20-2018, 05:11 PM
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Thumbs up My site might give help

Mines Garmin also but might give you some ideas. Look over the last few years.
Google has stopped finding my site but if you search Bobby Hester RV in bing it will pop right up. Link in my signature. :-)
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:03 PM
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Hi Larry ... here's how my bird is coming together. I elected to build a avionics tray that mounts to the bottom of the ribs from the firewall to the subpanel. It's secured by piano hinges; the pins come out the front side of the subpanel and it simply drops down and can be removed for maintenance I'm going Garmin, so this panel holds the remote comm radio, transponder, EIS box, battery backup and CO detector. All wiring from the aft comes through four connectors in the tray near the firewall:



Here's what it looks like installed in the plane:



The subpanel is relatively uncrowded and primarily used for power distribution. I moved the panel ribs inboard to accommodate the G3X display width. This area is left open as well to be the home of a possible future IFR navigator or other panel mounted box.



All the wiring from the rest of the plane comes in via the tunnel in the cabin.



Here's an early photo of the panel blank in place (cut by UpNorth Aviation ... did a fantastic job!) This will be the home of two G3X panels, ADAHRS, AP control, compass (left side) and Alt and ASI 2 1/4 steamies (top center). The compass hole was placed to enable upsizing to 3 1/8" to accept a standalone EFI (like a G5, etc). Requisite switches and knobs go along the bottom. Note, this panel was fabbed with a 1" extension downwards; the Garmin HW and switches don't really fit on a stock Vans' panel.



All the other electronics boxes are elsewhere in the plane (wings, tailcone, etc). Everything seems to fit well and cleanly ... just like a tipper should! ;-)


This just in ... panel photo update!

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Old 02-22-2018, 04:59 PM
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Default Idea

That's cool. Not a slider but easy to modify to a slider.
Thanks Bill.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:04 PM
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larry,

I'm at a similar point an here's what I'm doing. You might find it useful. I'm planning to buy all Dynon stuff so I got the unit dimensions from their website and made up cardboard replicas so I could play around with positions. Turns out that I will be able to fit everything on the aft face of that panel just forward of the instrument panel. What this means (I think) is that I can reasonably expect to be able to install it all after riveting on the forward top skin, but just removing the instrument panel for access.

I'll try posting pictures.

r
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:31 PM
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Was at the PNW Aviation Conf yesterday - saw the Dynon Quick Panel display. Have you looked at those? Wow.. very nice. And a dual Skyview panel for an RV7/9 with auto pilot, ADAHRS, COM WAAS GPS, Mode S ADSB IN/OUT Intercom, AOA, 406 ELT, switches/ignition WIFI... all for $19.995 VFR!! saves hours and hours of your time doing wiring and fit up..

http://dynonavionics.com/quick-panels.php
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:35 PM
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Default Cardboard mock up

Ivan, Thanks.
I planned to do the same. What goes in the hole in the subpanel on the right?
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