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Avionics Panel

I have began installation of the Advanced Flight Systems Inc. avionics panel in my 601XLB.  It contains mostly Dynon equipment.  I would surely appreciate any and all input on successful placement of the remote boxes that attach.  E.g., ADAHRS, ELT, remote magnetic compass, etc.…


Added by Joe Hopwood on July 23, 2015 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

Brake Line Routing

I find the plans and photos just a little short when it comes to brake line routhing.  I have brakes on left only.  If anyone is really happy with their routing or alternately if anyone would like to share "how not to route brake lines" I would certainly appreciate it.

Added by Joe Hopwood on June 18, 2012 at 12:27pm — 4 Comments

Jabiru 3300A Controls

I am in the process of odering a plug n play instrument panel.  I cannot decide whether to put engine controls in a quadrant attached to fuselage or the more standard push-pull controls in the panel.  I don't even know right now how many controls are needed.  Throttle for sure but I would assume no mixture since it has an altitude compensated carb.  How about choke?  Is carb heat needed on the Jabiru 3300A?  Any suggestions or lessons learned sure will be appreciated. I hope to have two of each… Continue

Added by Joe Hopwood on August 26, 2011 at 9:29am — 8 Comments

Dynon Autopilot Servo Installation for 601XL with single stick

Does anyone have some photos or drawings or what have you of a successful pitch and roll servo installation. I am near the point of starting that and would love to have some really good ideas to consider and possibly steal. I hate re-inventing the wheel. Takes away too much time for real inventions. :-)

Added by Joe Hopwood on August 18, 2010 at 10:48am — 6 Comments

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