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Old 07-28-2017, 01:34 PM
Traash Traash is offline
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Default Yes. You can squeeze two GDU 460'S in a RV-8

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Old 07-30-2017, 05:55 PM
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I'll be back in a minute. I have to clean drool off my keyboard...
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:21 AM
SgtZim SgtZim is offline
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Nicely squeezed.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:38 PM
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Just received this photo from Jason Smith at Aerotronics. This isn't a photo of a mock-up. This is a photo of my actual, real, finished panel.
I'm excited... and terrified. Stuff just got very, very real.
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - currently working on finishing & firewall forward.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:13 PM
tfriendshuh tfriendshuh is offline
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made some updates to mine recently - best was notching the center panel to accommodate my knees - I have a 36" inseam...

tim CP ASEL & S
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600 hours and counting
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:46 AM
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Default Panel in Progress

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QB RV-8 N114NH Built and Sold
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:32 AM
LuckyDuck LuckyDuck is offline
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Default N248RV New Panel

Here's the new panel [IMG][/IMG]

Here's the old panel[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:37 AM
JwWright57 JwWright57 is offline
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LuckyDuck - man that looks like a star fighter cockpit lol!
Jeff Wright, Charlotte NC
Rv-12 started!
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:01 PM
jdmunzell jdmunzell is offline
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Default Manual elevator rim vs. electric trim??


Those are great pics between your old panel vs. your new one. One that sticks out to me though is your elevator trim. It appears you removed what looks like a manual trim wheel on the left side just below the throttle quadrant, and installed an electric trim version via a cooley switch.

I have been planning on a manual system, and was wondering how well that has worked for you and any ergonomic issues with your placement of it. Obviously, you have decided to change it and am curious about why, etc...
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:48 PM
LuckyDuck LuckyDuck is offline
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I did remove the manual pitch trim in favor of a coolie hat on the stick. I did not build this aircraft, the builder had installed a very nicely done pitch trim wheel below and forward of the throttle quadrant. Aileron trim was via a toggle mounted well forward of throttle quadrant. I trim a lot and found that I had to reach a little further for the wheel than was comfortable especially with shoulder harnesses tight. On top of that I was military (albeit long ago) and just used to having trim on the stick - it seems more natural to me and with the speed sensitive controller that AFS has in their board it works beautifully. Undoubtedly a personal choice but I'm much happier with this set up, the ergonomics work well for me, it's more comfortable all round.
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