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Old 02-10-2019, 05:49 AM
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Think about which hand will operate each switch and what phase of flight you will operate it. Then place the switches accordingly.

As Rob did, starting switches are on the right because he will move the throttle with his left hand.

Putting the SkyView as high as you can is great advice! If you can do this, put the nav stuff on the left and the SkyView control boxes under the EFIS with the knops on the left side and the AP box on the right.

Fuel pump, landing, taxi lights, etc on the left.
Something like this perhaps..
(one of my favorites that we did for a customer)

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:12 AM
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Here are some more IFR RV-8 panels that we have done, the second one is in Andy Manilas 2018 Bronze Lindy award winning RV-8.

How about a 12" EFIS in a RV-8:




We have done a lot of these RV-8 panels


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Old 02-10-2019, 05:39 PM
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Why do you need two PFD's. You have the 430. Thats 3 moving maps. Thats 1 too many. Waste of money.
All you need is one nice PFD screen, and 650 rather. I wouldn't do the 430W. Its old technology. But that is just me. I certainly wouldn't waste money on excessive and repeat glass panels. No need for that. Assuming you want legal IFR capability, but still, Simple is Better.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:40 PM
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And I second Walts suggestion. Spot on correct.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:47 PM
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I can tell you that the Advanced Quick Panel picture #1 is a true joy to fly with. Having the ADI in the PFD centered in front of me makes for an easy instrument scan. All of the components work together flawlessly and are easy to reach and work with. I'm obviously a bit biased but after flying with it for over a year, I would not change a thing.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:43 AM
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I also suggest to put the PFD as high as possible.
Im having two 7" screens one on top the other. While the upper screen is easy to see and read, the lower is not so. For me its ok as backup or map display but the position is not perfect. Some time during cruise I have the upper screen configured as map display for better readability.
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Just a thought but I would consider a 650 to replace the 430. I realize its a cost but I wonder how much longer the 430 will be supported. Hopefully for a long time as there are a large number out there but in 5 years who knows.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:38 AM
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There's advantages to having radios on the right, especially if they require lots of switchology like a GPS.

Double check the readability of smaller screens. I'd give serious consideration to one big screen over two small screens. And the RV-8 is a great sport plane (I have one) but I don't think I'd want to fly it IFR....

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:31 AM
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There's advantages to having radios on the right, especially if they require lots of switchology like a GPS.

Double check the readability of smaller screens. I'd give serious consideration to one big screen over two small screens. And the RV-8 is a great sport plane (I have one) but I don't think I'd want to fly it IFR....

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Ed, this really puzzles me. I currently fly a little Sonerai with nothing more than a handheld radio. Because of layout of the cockpit, the only place I can put the handheld is on the right side. That is, without bolting some kind of mount somewhere that would inevitably end up being a big snag for clothing and possibly further complicate ingress/egress.

So, I'm constantly switching hands on the stick to fiddle with the radio. I've had 2 different plug-in PTT switches, both failed very quickly. And, I finally quit messing with them. I planned on having the radios and knob panel on the left side in my RV-8 so I could keep the right hand on the stick.

After all this, I am seriously considering going with one 10" Dynon screen with their radio and ICS. And, maybe a D-10A as a back up.

Look at that, you guys may have just saved me at least $8K on my build!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:36 AM
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How much clearance is there between the IFD 440 and the F-802T-1 LG tower upper aft brace?

Yes, it clears.

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