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Started on my IP this past weekend, Still waiting on my slip indicator, that is what the empty hole is for, Nothing is wired up yet, Gps is running on batteries just for fun,

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iFly battery pack or wired direct?

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iFly battery pack or wired direct?

Battery pack is powering it now but it will get wired direct,

iFly battery pack or wired direct?

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Wondering if it makes more sense to buy the 2 device subscription and add the App to an iPhone or iPad for backup instead of a battery pack. I like the idea of some redundancy in case the iFly itself crapped out.

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just carry a paper map with ya ha,

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just carry a paper map with ya ha,

Charts are getting too expensive - you can get free state roadmaps (IFR) at rest stops!  Fly low and read signs = Mofun! 

  EDMO

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Wow, that looks fantastic!

I hear ya on the paper maps, always have some with me. My wife and I are extremes on this.  I am a paper and compass guy and she is very much ingrained in using GPS as primary.

I have noticed, however, it tougher and tougher to find paper automotive maps at gas stations etc.  Hopefully the air maps will be around for a good long time.

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If you hit the rest stop at about 07:00 for a map there is more room to land :lmao:

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If you hit the rest stop at about 07:00 for a map there is more room to land :lmao:

Yes, let the truckers get out first!   Nice thing about Interstate highways is that there are usually no  low electric wires crossing.  EDMO

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tail wheel is on for good, May tighten up the chains a bit yet, cowl and dash is where I want it also.

 

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TJ, you airplane is beautiful, hey what are the dimensions of your instrument panel? does it have a lip on the bottom to connect to tabs? 

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Thanks For the complement, the center is 9 inches tall ends are 3 inches tall and 31.5 long yes bent around on all sides for smooth clean look. If I had to do it again I would make the center 10" and the ends 4" for more room.

 

TJ, you airplane is beautiful, hey what are the dimensions of your instrument panel? does it have a lip on the bottom to connect to tabs? 

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Still waiting to hear about the first flight.  Anytime soon?  JImChuk

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Still waiting to hear about the first flight.  Anytime soon?  JImChuk

Ha gonna be a while, Getting started on a spec house for the winter. Something I have always wanted to do and just always have someone else waiting for me to get there and build them something. This year I said enough I'm building a spec house, So the last couple months I have Been drawing plans buying property paperwork paperwork paperwork and trying to satisfy all customers before I put them on hold for the next 6 months. Should be fun,

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