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Old 01-01-2018, 09:38 PM
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Default Subpanel impact of Garmin 430 RV-7 Tip Up

Please could those who have installed a Garmin 430 tell me about the impact on the subpanel? I have my panel with Garmin 430 on it and see I need a cutout hole in the subpanel, but the cut out needs to be where the wide doubler is that is part of the hinge mechanism for the tip up canopy. See red box on the photo. The red ink shows the space I need to remove for the Garmin. I can't move the garmin to the right. Comments appreciated on cutting this hole and reinforcing as necessary. thanks

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?...1+19.44.33.jpg

Hmm, first time posting a photo. Did it work? [ed. Nope. Maybe you need to set the folder it's in to 'everyone can view'. v/r,dr]
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:23 PM
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Default I trimmed it

Hi Steve,

I have a Garmin 400W in my stack so I faced the same delimma as you. As you probably know the sup-panel does not go as low as the main panel so that limits how far down the stack can sit. I tried to hit a happy medium between too low and trimming an excessive amount at the top. I believe it was around an inch of the doubler but I'm not at the aircraft to check.

Here is a link to my build log where I documented avionics. If you scroll down to 02-05-2016 there are two images that show my sub-panel cut-out. Sorry there aren't any specific measurements.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/catego...&category=9948

I hope that helps.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:40 AM
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Default Cutting Subpanel for Garmin 430

Thanks Scott
Your photos are helpful. I went ahead and cut the hole. Photo at link. Seems ok. Van's told me to reinforce as necessary. Now I need to figure out where to route the cables back behind the subpanel so they can plug into VPX.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/govdengemp...12.14.jpg?dl=0
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:00 PM
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This is where my cut out ended up, and I still have a functional canopy release mechanism in place: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0S...ew?usp=sharing
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