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Old 01-27-2018, 09:19 PM
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Default G3X rocket panel layout.

So I have had the rocket lite since mid August and we love it so much we have put 80 hrs on it so far. We have been on a couple long cross country trips and the basic panel is really starting to limit its utility.so I pulled out the piggy bank and started ordering stuff. So far the list includes

1. 10 in G3X display
2. G5 back up EFIS
3. Garmin 307 autopilot panel
4. Garmin GNS 625 Navigator
5. Garmin GTR 200 COM
6. And finally I’m going to try to shoehorn in a flush mounted iPad mini.

Does any one have a similar rocket panel, and suggestions on layout?
https://imgur.com/gallery/dahmC

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Old 01-27-2018, 10:04 PM
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I have a very similar setup in my RV8 and I think it's perfect, except for one thing. I wouldn't waste panel real estate on an iPad. I have an iPad mini too, but it is the easiest and cheapest thing to replace when technology improves (next month). Mine sits on my tilted, lightweight knee pad that is clearly visible in flight. And I can upgrade it to the next, maybe slightly larger iPad when I want.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:55 AM
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I have installed a panel similar to this in a rocket, IIRC. Email me and Iíll see if I have a PDF of the layout.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:13 AM
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzl8i7lw1l...-2017.pdf?dl=0
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:15 AM
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I like the way this one came out, not a Rocket but close.

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Old 01-28-2018, 10:38 AM
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Wow. Thats a nice, clean panel with all the goodies. I like it. I'd add a strip of LEDs under the glare shield for some additional night lighting. There are times it's nice to have some additional lighting in the cockpit other than the instruments themselves.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:39 AM
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Jesse,
That sounds like my panel(RV-4)but with more real estate! Should be easy. Use a RAM mount for the mini...

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Old 01-28-2018, 03:54 PM
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Here is a pic of the panel in my Rocket. 10" G3X in the middle, GNS 430W underneath, transponder below that and, being in Canada, the required compass is below that again (no electrons allowed).

To the right is a GRT Mini, (plenty of room for the G5) and below that are the 307 autopilot head, the audio panel, and an SL30 nav/com.

To the left is a VP-200. Doubt you are going to use that, and with the engine data available on the G3X this is available real estate.

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Do I see vertical power also in your panel? How have you liked it so far?
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Do I see vertical power also in your panel? How have you liked it so far?
Yes, that is the VP-200, no longer produced or supported. I really like it, and when I redid my panel in 2015 I decided to keep it. It does everything the VP-X does plus quite a bit more. I have a spare as well so if it ever craps out I can replace it. If the time ever comes that I need to make a change I would likely go to the VP-X.
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