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Old 03-23-2010, 05:27 AM
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Congrats to Juri Keyter, his RV-7 made Grand champion.
Here is his panel.



These are two G1 Voyagers. Of interest is the one on the right. This shows Juri's own screen design making up attractive analog gauges on the MGL equipment. It's a nice example what you can do with these things...

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:49 AM
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Nice. Cant always be done this well, but a fine example of how symmetry makes a pleasing panel.

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:20 AM
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digital representations of analog guages on a glass panel. Hmmmm

Does look nice, though.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:59 PM
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izzat an icom radio? hm, maybe a v10 radio in the longer rectangle shape would sell a lot more mgl radios. I'd like to buy one, but the shape just doesn't match up well with my transponder and the other instruments in that stack.

those G1s are pretty impressive looking though, and it looks like a nice panel.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:52 PM
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What I like about the panel is its simplicity.
It's clean and uncluttered and everything is exactly where it should be.

The Voyagers can each show up to 9 screens which are single button select and each of these can contain up to 10 pageable sections (which could be as bif as the entire screen), so a theoretical 90 different screens could be made up - yes, you're right of course, difficult to imagine that so many would be needed.
The analog gauge screen is a nice transition screen and can be selected on either EFIS. Should you have an (may I say "oldtimer") as pilot in your RV, switch to the old guages and your guest will be much more at ease - switching to a "normal" EFIS screen takes just a single button press when your guest (student ?) is ready.
It does make sense and since these panels can do this, why not ?

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:56 PM
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izzat an icom radio? hm, maybe a v10 radio in the longer rectangle shape would sell a lot more mgl radios. I'd like to buy one, but the shape just doesn't match up well with my transponder and the other instruments in that stack.

those G1s are pretty impressive looking though, and it looks like a nice panel.
Yes, you're right, it's not one of our radios.
We may very well do a radio in stackable format in the future - there have been many discussions about that here.
However, sooner than that we will have the "remote" box ready and this is just a small module that you connect to the EFIS and the EFIS itself becomes the control for the radio - so there is even less to go into the panel.
Cheaper too...

It's called the V15 and contains a 10W transmitter plus a complete audio panel - all controlled via the EFIS. Very neat.

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Old 03-24-2010, 12:15 AM
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Yes, you're right, it's not one of our radios.
We may very well do a radio in stackable format in the future - there have been many discussions about that here.
However, sooner than that we will have the "remote" box ready and this is just a small module that you connect to the EFIS and the EFIS itself becomes the control for the radio - so there is even less to go into the panel.
Cheaper too...

It's called the V15 and contains a 10W transmitter plus a complete audio panel - all controlled via the EFIS. Very neat.

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how much sooner?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:58 AM
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We may very well do a radio in stackable format in the future - there have been many discussions about that here.
Rainier
I really like the MGL products and when the time comes your EFIS will be strongly considered. I'm thinking stand alone radio and since you mentioned it, I'd like make a suggestion for your design of this "future radio". I'd like to see a row of soft keys at the bottom (ie transponders or similar handheld pads) for quick button frequency entries that go into the standby. All other options also available of course (rotary knobs). Your much more approachable and open to ideas for your products I thought I'd shoot that out now while I had the chance. No thread hijack intended.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:09 AM
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I really like the MGL products and when the time comes your EFIS will be strongly considered. I'm thinking stand alone radio and since you mentioned it, I'd like make a suggestion for your design of this "future radio". I'd like to see a row of soft keys at the bottom (ie transponders or similar handheld pads) for quick button frequency entries that go into the standby. All other options also available of course (rotary knobs). Your much more approachable and open to ideas for your products I thought I'd shoot that out now while I had the chance. No thread hijack intended.
One of the discussion points is that the radio (should we go for this format) has to be as slim as possible - certainly not any higher than a current Icom.
This very much limits what can be done with the radio as such as space is limited and you want a lot of display area.
We'll see what happens...

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Old 03-24-2010, 04:16 PM
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I'm planning on MGL so it's nice to see this panel and it looks like he used the normal size, not the over size panel. I was thinking I would have to return the standard panel for the taller one.
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