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Old 09-25-2018, 03:01 AM
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Well donít that beat all....

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Old 09-25-2018, 02:33 PM
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Default More Switches?

I think I need more switches...

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Old 09-25-2018, 05:32 PM
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Quick! What is Vso/fe?

The 8 guys are way more humorous than the 14 guys. I screwed up.

ut oh ... 8 lurker


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Old 10-09-2018, 10:03 AM
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Finally got to put the driver to the screws this morning and officially install my panel. Had been waiting for the engine monitoring wire harness to be completed and now all the back-panel wiring is done and secured! (cable on the left side is a LAN cable that connects the VPX to a laptop for programming. It stays attached and stows underneath when not in use).



SDS iginition CPi swings down on the right if needed. Not completely invisible when in the 'UP' position, but certainly not an eyesore either. Once all the programming is done, I'll tie its wire bundle up more out of the way.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:48 PM
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Default Panel finishing

Looks great! What material did you use for panel finishing?
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:32 AM
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Itís 3M 1080 series carbon fiber wrap. Pretty thick stuff with a realistic texture to it. I used the additional adhesive over the entire panel and really like how well it stuck and trimmed. It didnít get twisted and turn by the screws which was a concern I had. Itís a little pricy, but the 3í,4í sheet I bought could probably do the whole thing all over again if it gets messed up at some point in the future.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:40 AM
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Default Carbon panel

Jon,

Starting to remove the center panel on my -8 to do a carbon fiber layup. Was going to send to Stein to have them use real carbon fiber ($$$). When I did the carbon fiber tape wrap on the RV-4 panel I had trouble with the screws puckering the tape. Took some time to get it all straightened out. I was using the 3M Dinoc wrap but I got a roll of the 1080 tape this time.

So you didn't have any issues with the screws puckering the tape at all? Did you do something special or let the tape sit on the panel for a while? Does it harden a bit if you leave it for a while?
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:03 PM
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I'm not a fan of glass (it's my day job) am old school, 40 years driving planes I still enjoy the good old days I would add a panel pix but can't get it to stick -
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:49 AM
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Hi all. I am trying to find one or two of you building or have built and RV-8, and with ALL Garmin suite of avionics. I need to install wiring in the aft fuselage and place some components there too. Looking for " What I should Do", or better yet, "I would Do It This Way IF Had To Again".
I want to minimize adding excessive weight but building all these shelfs and racks or what not.
Need to place the ELT, and I guess the 2-EarthX Batteries I decided to go with, and the Garmin Remote Transponder. Oh and the 4th and last item I guess is the GMU Magnometer.

Having a hard time finding photos or advice...all Garmin related at least.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:59 AM
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All G3X / Garmin panel. Mag mounted in left wing tip, remote transponder and radio and gdl39r mounted behind panel on a shelf. GPS20A and elt in tail. Since I retrofitted the plane, the wiring isn't as neat as Id like, and Id probably not do the VP-X only because Ive run out of circuits.
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