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Old 02-23-2015, 06:35 PM
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That looks really nice. I'm planning on a similar panel, your just much farther ahead of me
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:45 PM
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Just wired up and finished the SL-40 install along with the GTX-327....everything works as it should. Really like the HSI function on the D-180 with the G496.
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:14 PM
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Default Fired up the panel today...

This is Bob Lund's RV-8 that I'm helping wire. Panel was done by Aerotronics. So we got it installed today and got the battery connected so we were able to turn the master on, avionics master, activated the start relay and got the starter-engaged light to come on. One wire at a time, lots more to do!





The G3X Touch is nice! I see an upgrade in my future.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:22 PM
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This is Bob Lund's RV-8 that I'm helping wire. Panel was done by Aerotronics. So we got it installed today and got the battery connected so we were able to turn the master on, avionics master, activated the start relay and got the starter-engaged light to come on. One wire at a time, lots more to do!
Hey Pat, I'm curious why you elected to install a starter engaged lamp on the panel? I have never seen this before except in turbine aircraft as there is a delay between starter engagement before the propeller begins to spin. Any particular reason for a piston airplane?
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:28 PM
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Pat, yes, it's just to make sure the relay disengages. Stuck relays are not good in this situation.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:34 PM
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Pat, yes, it's just to make sure the relay disengages. Stuck relays are not good in this situation.
True but in 12 years of working on airplanes everyday, I have never seen that happen. It's a good idea though! That is why I love Experimental aviation! See an idea and put it to use.
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:04 PM
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Agreed, but it can happen. The way I look at it is you have the information sitting right out there on the "I" terminal of the relay, why not use it? Just one wire. But I'm with you, it's great that we have the freedom to make the choice, gotta love it!
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:36 PM
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Default Starter Engaged

I've seen this happen 3 times where the starter solenoid failed closed. Once was after a start and was obvious due to noise and pegged out ammeter. The others were before start. Anytime the battery master was on the prop was turning. Always a good idea to clear the prop arc of people, objects, tow bars ect before turning on the master. My plane will have a starter engaged light installed.


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Old 03-19-2015, 05:37 AM
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Our latest RV8 panel upgrade..

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G3X, dual ADAHRS, GMC305, Auto Pilot, GTN650, GTR200, GMA240, AOA, Heated Pitot, GRT Mini X.
Complete electrical system re-wire including new switches and breakers and B&C back up alternator.
Equipment and Panel CNC from Stein.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:00 AM
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Pretty slick looking panel there Walt!
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