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Old 12-19-2006, 03:01 PM
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I found this for sale on Trade-a-Plane. It may not be exactly what you wanted but it looks like someone did it with a Blue Mountain EFIS.


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Old 12-19-2006, 05:54 PM
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I found this for sale on Trade-a-Plane. It may not be exactly what you wanted but it looks like someone did it with a Blue Mountain EFIS.



Pretty neat, but it's only a matter of time until some GIB whacks it with a knee or foot. IMHO, overkill. Too much bling. We're getting glass happy out there.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:24 PM
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It cost about $2000 to add the second EFIS/One screen. The nice thing is you can use all the functions from the back seat. The only down side is that the two screens are not independent. What one sees the other sees. I think a garmin or airmap would be plenty for the back seat driver but they cost almost or more than the second EFIS/One screen.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:22 PM
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It cost about $2000 to add the second EFIS/One screen. The nice thing is you can use all the functions from the back seat. The only down side is that the two screens are not independent. What one sees the other sees. I think a garmin or airmap would be plenty for the back seat driver but they cost almost or more than the second EFIS/One screen.
Garmin 196, $799...
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:34 AM
Paul "OX" Harder Paul "OX" Harder is offline
 
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Smile Thanks for the Input!

Thanks all of you for the info on configuring the rear cockpit of an -8. We have decided to keep it simple and install an a/s indicator, van's throttle and an Infinity grip (to mimmick the front stick). The rear-seater should be able to do all the flying they want with this configuration. Hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks again.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:20 PM
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Default camera with screen

When I went throught flight school in the Army we did instrument training in TH67 (JetRangers). The back seater had a LCD screen that had video feed from a cigar camera. The video was of the pilots instruments.
One bad thing about it was it gave the GIB motion sickness if he wasnt careful.

The good thing is you can aim the camera to other places (ie. outside) add a video recorder and tape the flight, formation shots, etc!!!

One other option is to build another RV-8 and you guys can have some great formation flights!!!!

Good luck with your decision!!

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Old 12-22-2006, 09:41 PM
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Default RV-8 back seat panel

I built a back seat panel and added a third GRT EFIS ( I was having building withdrawl). I attached a .063 panel with 4 Adel clamps and it fit great. I have a 1" spacer to make the front seat back more upright and it would hit without this spacer, but I could have moved the EFIS lower on the panel to make it fit without the spacer.
Feedback from any backseater who is a pilot is great - they know everything that is going on. I also use my backseater to run the checklists (make your own with GRT).
Finally, any test program is easier with this panel as the GIB records data
I have the throttle -used occasionally
Rear seat stick - used every flight
Rear seat rudder pedals - used very rarely

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Old 12-23-2006, 11:58 AM
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Default Pictures???

How about some pictures of this install???
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:30 PM
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Adding to a 10-year-old thread, which I know is ridiculous, but sometimes technology catches up. So, if you are an Avidyne IFD series navigator owner, a soon-to-come software update to the IFD 440/540 is supposed to enable their iPad app, which will put "big glass" anywhere you can stick the ipad. Pretty cool stuff, really. They call it IFD100.

http://www.avidyne.com/products/ifd/ifd100.html
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:54 AM
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I have a full size ipad mounted to the back of my front seat using a RAM ball mount and a short arm. It displays moving map and full flight instruments via Foreflight and a Stratus II. I use an ipad mini up front which is panel mounted via an angled bracket just below my Dynon D100 also running Foreflight. Great set up but obviously no engine instruments for the back seat.
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