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Old 02-23-2018, 09:04 PM
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Default How do you make avionics box/brackets

Just received my avionics package. The mass of wires and connectors is a little overwhelming. I need a some plans or lesson on manufacturing a bracket or box to hold avionics in the open glove box hole. I have a picture example but plans would help.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:16 AM
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I did this:
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:29 AM
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Someone posted an idea of using T-channel that captures nuts for mounting the radios. I can't find that original post. It allows the radios to be re-positioned easily without having to drill new screw holes; just loosen the screw and slide the radio and tray up or down.

Here is how I implemented his idea.

Installing the channel

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=222457&row=33


http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=231424&row=11

Radio trays in place

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...g=240176&row=7

Just one of many ways to mount the radios.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:52 AM
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I covered over the map box hole with a plate and built rails between the panel and sub panel for mounting boxes.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...7&postcount=20
The pilot side has a GTR 20 radio, the co-pilot side has the GTX 23ES transponder with the GDL 39R ADS-B piggybacked. (The case for the transponder has to be removed from its mount before the transponder can be slid out of the case.)

I used the sub panel to mount the GAD 29, GEA 24 and a TCW IPS.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:13 AM
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Someone posted an idea of using T-channel that captures nuts for mounting the radios. I can't find that original post. It allows the radios to be re-positioned easily without having to drill new screw holes; just loosen the screw and slide the radio and tray up or down.

Here is how I implemented his idea.

Installing the channel

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=222457&row=33


http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=231424&row=11

Radio trays in place

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...g=240176&row=7

Just one of many ways to mount the radios.
Don't forget that almost all of the avionics installation manuals require some sort of rear brace to the avionics trays.
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