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    I have a G3X and Ipad and love the ipad. As a professional pilot, the ipad is required to do my job. I came so accustomed to the ipad, and how easy it is to use that I wanted one in my aircraft. Easier to create flightplans or fly to way points in foreflight and then send it to the panel, G3X, via bluetooth. Way easier to intercept weather and weather plan. Easier to see and avoid traffic on the ipad. Music is loaded on the ipad to listen with passengers through intercom. Movies loaded on ipad for long cross countries. The G3x is awesome but it only has so much limited real-estate.
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    I guess most of the answers to Jim's question have been provided. I like having the iPad there to display ADSB-In traffic. If I head west over the Cascades I have to deal with Seattle area and it gets pretty hectic some times. Then there is the fact that if I were to go cross county in the speed demon that the STi is, I can load a movie on to the iPad and have inflight entertainment!! (Ok. Kidding on that last one.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geek View Post
    I like having the iPad there to display ADSB-In traffic.
    Gary
    Ditto, ADSB traffic is normally on one half of my iPad screen.
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    My ADS-B IN, traffic and weather shows up on my Skyview EFIS.
    Thanks for the comments; the consensus seems to be the iPad is a great and inexpensive backup, which makes sense to me. As far as mounting it in the panel, it seems to be just a convenience thing if you have space there for it. Personally I prefer to use that space for a nice glovebox.
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    Been working getting the interface between the upper and lower cowlings faired in. Fabricated the brackets for installing the radiator. Instructions said to hot glue or strap tape the radiator into position on the lower cowling but that didn't work for me. The strap tape just kept pulling away from the fiberglass and let the radiator move out of position. So I taped a piece of plywood across the cowling to keep the radiator in its fore/aft position and spacers to provide the correct height off the cowling. That worked perfectly. Mounted the radiator and then fabricated the third support bracket. Got that all installed and verified that both the radiator did not touch the cowling and it was still in the proper position to mount the naca duct. Got the naca duct positioned, drilled/cleco'd the guide holes, did the rough cut out and finally Hysol'd the duct into the cowling. Now it's on to body working the duct and installing the oil cooler.

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    Finally, something to slow you down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexM View Post
    Finally, something to slow you down.
    Yeah and you having the month to play. I am really slow when it comes to working fiberglass so here's your chance mate. Looks like your making good progress on yours Alex

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    Looks like you might make a good body shop weenie yet!

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    Looking good Gary!
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