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Old 02-09-2019, 02:16 PM
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1) I'd welcome comments and criticism on this panel layout. This is a rough
idea. All switches and circuit breakers have not been accounted for yet.
Trying to keep the 430W high enough in the panel to clear the aft LG tower
support. And, keep the PFD nearly centered.

2) As far as keeping the PFD close to centered: Can the SkyView 7" Classic display be configured
so the the PFD is on the right (60%), and the map on the left (40%)? I
always see the PFD on the left side of the screen.

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Old 02-09-2019, 02:20 PM
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Can you not put the PFDs much higher @nd cantered, with the 430 and audio panel below the PFDs and even out the other components to the left and right?
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:27 PM
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I've been told the 430 will not clear the aft LG tower support. It must be higher. The popular setup in the past has been with the 7" displays centered lower and the 430W above. But, I'd prefer to have the way I've shown.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:47 PM
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Yes you can arrange the PDF / map either left or right side of the screens with Skyview.

Have you considered moving your switches to the right side switch panel? On the 8 that's a great place to put them to keep things less cluttered behind the panel. then if you ever want to remove the plates you don't have to deal with all that air-frame wire.
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...Have you considered moving your switches to the right side switch panel? On the 8 that's a great place to put them to keep things less cluttered behind the panel. then if you ever want to remove the plates you don't have to deal with all that air-frame wire.
That's a good point Andy! I've been thinking I'd like to have Buss bar and all breakers down on the switch panel on the right. Still kicking around the idea of mounting a starter switch on the grip. But, I need to figure out how to bend the stick so I can get a military style grip on and still be able to rest my right forearm on my thigh.

I know there was a guy that had nearly perfected RV-8 pilot sticks. But, I understand he's no longer providing that service.

By the way: how often do you get up to Arlington? If you come up during the week, I'd be happy to buy you lunch!
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I suggest you try to keep the screens as high as possible to decrease the viewing angle.
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I suggest you try to keep the screens as high as possible to decrease the viewing angle.
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We are just finishing this panel for an RV-8. Dual HDX EFIS, PDA360, ADS-B, Avidyne IFD440, ACM with Electronic Circuit Breakers. I will post some pictures next week.




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We are just finishing this panel for an RV-8. Dual HDX EFIS, PDA360, ADS-B, Avidyne IFD440, ACM with Electronic Circuit Breakers. I will post some pictures next week.

[img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/47042180791_896b6978f9_h.jpg[/...]


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How much clearance is there between the IFD 440 and the F-802T-1 LG tower upper aft brace?

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Think about which hand will operate each switch and what phase of flight you will operate it. Then place the switches accordingly.

As Rob did, starting switches are on the right because he will move the throttle with his left hand.

Putting the SkyView as high as you can is great advice! If you can do this, put the nav stuff on the left and the SkyView control boxes under the EFIS with the knops on the left side and the AP box on the right.

Fuel pump, landing, taxi lights, etc on the left.
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