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DeltaRomeo
02-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Similar to the other thread regarding the plane, but here we're looking for detailed pics of the interior.

Best,

N395V
02-04-2006, 09:35 PM
http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/8239/panel5es.jpg

N395V
02-04-2006, 09:38 PM
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/1014/panel21wf.jpg

N395V
02-04-2006, 09:46 PM
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3159/panel36vb.jpg

f1rocket
02-05-2006, 08:05 AM
http://www.pflanzer-aviation.com/Pictures%20Small/Panel001.jpg

f1rocket
02-05-2006, 08:06 AM
http://www.pflanzer-aviation.com/Pictures%20Small/Panel002.jpg

f1rocket
02-05-2006, 08:07 AM
http://www.pflanzer-aviation.com/Pictures%20Small/Panel003.jpg

jdmunzell
02-10-2006, 08:41 PM
Beautiful panels guys, but I am just curious. Do either of you have circuit breakers installed somewhere to protect those beautiful displays?

Jeff
-8 wings

N395V
02-11-2006, 08:51 AM
have circuit breakers installed somewhere

Yep.

CB and a separate switch for each screen.

Also have each EFIS on a different bus and different battery.

f1rocket
02-11-2006, 09:36 AM
http://www.pflanzer-aviation.com/Rigging156.jpg

N395V
02-11-2006, 10:05 AM
Now that is how it should look.

My avionics bay looks like a college dorm after a frat party next to Randy's installation.

Really beautiful Randy :)

f1rocket
02-11-2006, 11:00 AM
Thanks Milt. You learn a few things after building three airplanes. :)

mark manda
09-27-2006, 01:42 AM
We just got ours back from my friend who placed our panel in his Laser etcher machine and then painted letters white, and then we put a coat of clear on.


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2052/92606040mc6.jpg

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1664/92606038sc1.jpg

N395V
09-27-2006, 07:51 AM
Nice Mark,

Got a drawing of what goes in all them big openings?

chuck
09-27-2006, 10:07 AM
Randy:

Do you have a bigger picture of your throttle quadrant and starter(?) switches. I've been thinking of setting my 4 up to either have the starter switches on the left, or possibly on the stick.

f1rocket
09-27-2006, 10:33 AM
Go to http://www.teamrocketaircraft.com/gall/gallery.html. Go to Instrument Panels and then to Randy.

The sub-panel on the left is the alternator panel. The starter switches are on the right side. This is necessary particularly when hot starting a fuel injected engine. The wiring diagrams for these circuits are on my webpage.

SteinAir
10-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Ok, so this isn't exactly my own panel, but it's one for a F-1 Builder - George Fisher. I feel like it's mine and it's in my shop, so that should be enough, right?!?! Anyway, excuse the poor picture quality (the photographer 'me' isn't too skilled)! It's actually a nice muted "Oxford White" and looks beautiful. Hopefully George will post some pics when he gets it in his plane...which shouldn't be too far away - especially if we can get it finished and sent out to him!

Cheers,
Stein.

http://www.steinair.com/images/store/gf1.jpg

mark manda
10-11-2006, 02:03 AM
You take better pictures too.


http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2943/10102006017gp3.jpg

praterdj
10-12-2006, 09:41 AM
Wow!!! Two amazing panels. Congratulations.

mark manda
04-14-2007, 07:42 PM
I called GRT yesterday and I was hoping I could use
one of the sceens to view the taxiways. "Only USB port,
problem finding camera and drivers and then write software."
I don't want to Buy the unit from ACS; although I have room.
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4610/041407050xr2.jpg

the4ork
08-26-2007, 01:38 PM
http://www.pflanzer-aviation.com/Rigging156.jpg

jeez.... looks mil-spec right their... i work on f-16's all day long

mark manda
08-27-2007, 12:37 AM
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6369/082607005lb3.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2751/082607050pa1.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2072/082607019jl7.jpg

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8726/082607020pa3.jpg

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5706/082607016xw8.jpg

logansc
08-29-2007, 02:35 PM
Mark!!!! JWow!! Very nice!!!

Regards,

Lee...

Rocketboy
03-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Old...five years now and getting replaced as I type...:)

http://www.f1-rocketboy.com/images/cockpit2.jpg

And new, still going in....;)

http://www.f1-rocketboy.com/DSC00733.JPG

N395V
03-02-2008, 08:13 AM
Nice but what is the big monitor? Looks windows based?

Mike S
03-02-2008, 12:31 PM
Milt----Google "Rocketboy"

There is info there about his home built on board computer setup

Rocketboy
03-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Yep, Win XP. The previous system ran WIN98SE, and amazingly, never had a lockup of BSOD. I am very careful about installing software and install only the minimum components needed to run the system.

Wish me luck...knock knock...

Bob

B25Flyer
05-12-2008, 08:34 PM
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/7070/panelzy8.jpg

Here is a photo by Max Haynes, www.maxair2air.com of the panel in N84MF an F1-EVO.

Tailwinds,
Doug Rozendaal

Rocketboy
07-27-2008, 06:17 PM
Finished at last!
http://www.f1-rocketboy.com/DSC01372.JPG

Norman CYYJ
07-27-2008, 06:37 PM
Rocketboy these planes are never finished. There is always something to add or change. They only time they are finished for the builder is when you get rid of it. Then you start all over again. Nice job. I have being following your progress for a few years now.

rvmills
07-27-2008, 10:35 PM
[QUOTE=Rocketboy;243123]Finished at last!

Nice job RPG! Sa-weet, clean and simple (well to look at, I know it wasn't simple to get it all together!)

Great inspiration from the mentor (or was that tor-mentor!) :D

Hope to be a week or two behind ya! Way to go, bro!

Cheers,
RVM

Bob Mills
RV-6 "Rocket Six"
N600SS
Reno-Stead (4SD)

Jeff Brenhaug
01-29-2009, 06:25 PM
Been working on the HR3 for awhile now doing little attention to detail items and finally got the panel back together today.
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4582/dsc00205wf8.th.jpg (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00205wf8.jpg)
Removed the A/I to save some weight, removed the AM/FM/CD player for obvious reasons, replaced the airspeed with a new UMA airspeed with HR3 speed markings, added grab handles to the panel to help get in and out easier, toggle switch covers, stick grip with 2" shorter stick and new placarding everywhere.

milt1492
03-18-2009, 10:31 PM
That thing is awesome. It reminds me of what I did in my old CJ-7, except I just fabricated a mount for my laptop and strapped it in. Used a Garmin GPS-12 and loved all of the information that it gave me.

Do you have a list of hardware and software that you used for your panel? And is that a thumbdrive I see? What functionality do you get with the Windows based panel?

Tom Martin
04-18-2009, 06:03 AM
After flying my EVO 1 for three years I decided to upgrade my VFR panel to IFR status. I have flown with small back up instruments and find that they are a bit small for my eyes so I elected to keep some of my old stuff for backup. This meant that the stock panel would not really be big enough for what I wanted to do. The new panel is 1.5" deeper.
Additional equipment added are, Advanced Flight Systems 3500, Garmin 430W and a Garmin 240 audio panel.
As I am now totally dependent on electricity I needed a back up system. I considered a second battery but doing that and keeping weight down was a problem. I installed a standby alternator from B&C Specialties. This little unit will drive most of what I really need all day long which gives it a real advantage over a second battery that might only allow one to two hours depending on battery size. I have two electric busses that can be isolated and supplied with power from either alternator if required.
I have about 4 hours of flight with the new panel and I am very pleased with how well the EFFIS and the 430W work together. Stein Air was a key player in my decision process and were very helpful in the selection of the proper EFFIS for my needs. Kitchener Aero, an Ontario company, helped me through the selection, and purchase, of the proper radios and also provided great support as I rewired aircraft.
Upgrading the plane to IFR status was a challenging, but fun project. Upgrading the pilot is proving to be an even greater challenge!
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1646/img2411k.th.jpg (http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2411k.jpg)

Rocketboy
07-05-2009, 08:51 PM
That thing is awesome. It reminds me of what I did in my old CJ-7, except I just fabricated a mount for my laptop and strapped it in. Used a Garmin GPS-12 and loved all of the information that it gave me.

Do you have a list of hardware and software that you used for your panel? And is that a thumbdrive I see? What functionality do you get with the Windows based panel?

Hi,

I motherboard is a mini-itx system run winxp with no extras. Twin 4GB flash drives, mirrored for redundancy. The map software is Control vision Anywhere Map Pro. It does many tricks, and the upgrades come so frequently I can hardly keep up with it.

The software now drives the EFIS and Trutrak A/P via NMEA data.

It's pretty cool rubber banding the flight plan route around wx and watching the autopilot follow the new course.

The System also gets data from a USB XM WX works dual ensemble reciever for all the nexrad stuff.

It's working well, boots to a map in less than 30 seconds, shuts down in 12 seconds, and hasn't crashed in along time.

There is an alternate data interface so I can plug in my little hand held garmin in the event the map computer crashes, but so far hasn't been needed.

Quite happy with it.

Bob

rambo
10-28-2010, 12:10 PM
Finally I found out how to post a picture, hurray ;)

I posted Midnight Pearl in `Show us your rocket`, here is the cockpit...

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4061/p1090418.jpg

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/76/p1090417.jpg

Garmin Stack, with
GNS 430 W
GMA 340
SL 30
GTX 330

two GRT HX displays with two AHRS, EIS, TruTrak Digiflight II VSVG,
Infinity stick, Klixon CB´s, Lightspeed Plasma Ignition. LED lightning inside and out (except that little tail light bulb, which I will use up first:)) On the right side low belongs a fire extinguisher, forgot to put it in.
There will be an article with better photos in the January 2011 edition of the fliegermagazin.
However, more details on request...

F1R
12-24-2010, 09:27 AM
Quoting Tom Martin:
After flying my EVO 1 for three years I decided to upgrade my VFR panel to IFR status. I have flown with small back up instruments and find that they are a bit small for my eyes so I elected to keep some of my old stuff for backup. This meant that the stock panel would not really be big enough for what I wanted to do. The new panel is 1.5" deeper.
Additional equipment added are, Advanced Flight Systems 3500, Garmin 430W and a Garmin 240 audio panel.
As I am now totally dependent on electricity I needed a back up system. I considered a second battery but doing that and keeping weight down was a problem. I installed a standby alternator from B&C Specialties. This little unit will drive most of what I really need all day long which gives it a real advantage over a second battery that might only allow one to two hours depending on battery size. I have two electric busses that can be isolated and supplied with power from either alternator if required.

OK In your posted panel photo there are rows of screw heads on the floorboards just in front of the rudder pedals. Any pictures of what these mount below deck?

Tom Martin
12-24-2010, 10:51 AM
Those fasteners are for some sub floors that I have experimented with. It took two tries to get the floor that I wanted, hence two rows of pop rivets. I do not have any pictures but this mod really only works for the EVO wing.

SteinAir
12-27-2010, 12:18 PM
Frank...that's REALLY nice - well done and good job!!! We just gotta get you a bezel for that EIS and it'll be perfect.

Cheers,
Stein

N395V
04-04-2011, 04:09 PM
http://www.bearcataviation.com/albums/airboss_personal_album/100_5501.jpg

On the wayto Southern Florida

F1Boss
09-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Looks good to me!
http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad314/f1boss/th_GOPR0171.jpg (http://s947.photobucket.com/albums/ad314/f1boss/?action=view&current=GOPR0171.jpg)

Carry on!
Mark
PS yes it's dusty in Reno....

panhandler1956
09-21-2011, 09:10 PM
Ok, that is one cool picture! Some interesting data to be seen too:

Cruising just under the flight levels at 209kts TAS sipping 10gph with your shoes off!!! I like it!

Bruce
09-22-2011, 11:18 AM
Just wandering if you only had socks on.;)

Phillik 747
09-30-2011, 11:07 PM
I like the "action" shots with the TAS, power settings, and GPH. Really shows the real world capabilities. Keep them coming!

Kyle

Mark12A
11-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Just wandering if you only had socks on.;)

Geez, you can see trousers. What kind of bizarre flying are you guys used to doing?

:confused:

F1Boss
11-03-2011, 08:35 AM
Geez, you can see trousers. What kind of bizarre flying are you guys used to doing?

:confused:

Hey Mark:

You gonna have to meet Boomer at some point - you'll see clearly after that.:eek:

Carry on!
Mark

vfrazier
11-03-2011, 11:31 AM
I'm almost ashamed to show my panel next to some of the others above, but here it is:

N540VF panel (http://www.vincesrocket.com/8-2007%20inst.%20panel.jpg)

Fuel flow isn't shown, but it's about 9-9.5gph at this power.

Sig600
11-03-2011, 04:27 PM
I'm almost ashamed to show my panel next to some of the others above, but here it is:

N540VF panel (http://www.vincesrocket.com/8-2007%20inst.%20panel.jpg)

Fuel flow isn't shown, but it's about 9-9.5gph at this power.

Looks good! Like seeing that sectional out for back up!

What did you use for that black wrinkle finish? I like it.

panhandler1956
11-03-2011, 06:17 PM
I'm almost ashamed to show my panel next to some of the others above, but here it is:

N540VF panel (http://www.vincesrocket.com/8-2007%20inst.%20panel.jpg)

Fuel flow isn't shown, but it's about 9-9.5gph at this power.
Vince,

Looks good to me too! Your Rocket is really nice all the way around!

vfrazier
11-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the kind words.

The wrinkle finish is simply black wrinkle paint from a spray can.

I'm lazier now and would simply have the local powder coating shop put the same type finish on it if doing it again. The spray can finish can be unpredictable.

The sectional is sitting in an under panel tray. I've never seen anyone else use anything similar. It is great because I never have to hold the sectional in my hands and it's always right there.

The tray is completely below the panel with no protrusions. The map simply hangs out the front. Unseen are two springy strips of metal that hold the map gently so it won't slide out.

I added those because the acceleration of a full power takeoff will throw the map into my lap. Gotta love those Rockets.

logansc
07-08-2012, 07:03 PM
Finally got my new (third) panel finished. Not the best pictures in the world, but I'm hoping they will be adequate. I wanted steam gages AND glass; I really like the looks of round gages in a modern reincarnation of a WWII fighter (?), but some of the refinements and information available with a moving map system are hard to turn down. Otherwise, I have an approximation of Tom Martin's IFR setup.

It's fully IFR capable with a PMA6000MC, Garmin 530W, SL-40, and a Levil 8" display running Anywhere Map Pro/Pocket Plates and XM Wx. It will eventually also take a feed from the bullet camera mounted in my right wingtip but I don't have that operational yet. On the pedestal is a Garmin 327 and an EDM 900.

I really had to cram the steam gages in there, they take up a lot more room than glass would, but I just like the looks of them. The Levil would not fit any where but in or close to, the center. The flap switch is on the left just aft of the throttle quadrant (can't be seen in these pictures) and there is a single row of switches on the right fuselage side-panel. I'm running a Plane Power 60A alternator and a B&C 10A b/u off the vacuum pad. It's wired up very close to the Aeroelectric Z-13 schematic including a main bus/endurance bus configuration and dual mag switches (no key).

A big PC925 battery (in the back) helps with W&B and provides a third heavy duty source of power (thru #2 braided welding cables). I don't have any c/b's, just fuzes under the floor (where I can't fiddle with them in the air). Everything in the panel except the SL-40 is multi-purpose; there just isn't enough room for round gages and single purpose avionics if you're going to have reasonable redundancy in a "single-wide".

This is probably more info than anyone wants to hear, but I guess I'm just trying to be helpful to the few guys out there who are still building. The guys ahead of me are the only way I got mine built, so I figure to pitch in a little too.

During:
http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/Other/Avionics-Upgrade/i-ZxPnZjs/0/M/P1000779-M.jpg (http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/Other/Avionics-Upgrade/22982250_J5p6G3#!i=1847634483&k=ZxPnZjs&lb=1&s=A)

and, After:
http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/Other/Avionics-Upgrade/i-Z8z3nbv/0/M/P1000807-M.jpg (http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/Other/Avionics-Upgrade/22982250_J5p6G3#!i=1847630097&k=Z8z3nbv&lb=1&s=A)

Still working on my upgraded wheel pants. They are giving me a fit (as are the 100+ degree temperatures in my hangar!). Next up is a trip back through the cockpit with masking tape and an airbrush to spruce things up again. I've managed to scratch up a lot of the interior with two different panel upgrades. Huge thanks especially to Homer, but also to Dennis and Tom for all their help with this project. That's my friend Dennis in the front seat handling the switches for the photo. I'm still learning how everything works!

Regards,


Lee...

f1rocket
07-09-2012, 01:16 PM
Looks good Lee. Good luck.

panhandler1956
07-09-2012, 08:53 PM
I like the layout. Nice job!

Tom Martin
09-18-2012, 04:19 PM
This is not a great shot of my panel. It is not even a great shot of the EFFIS but it does tell the EVO wing story.
13,000', 4C, 218knots TAS on 10.6 gph.

Note the wonderful tail wind and a ground speed of 251 knots.
http://imageshack.us/a/img193/9813/img2298ho.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/img2298ho.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

rvmills
09-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Wow Tom, that sure is impressive! Looks like WOT and 2300 RPM (2290?). Were you running LOP or ROP? Can't tell that from the display, but boy-howdy, that IAS and TAS are amazing at that altitude and FF...at least 15 kts better than I can get at those settings...maybe more. No wonder you become a dot on the horizon so fast during races! ;) Very nice indeed!

Cheers,
Bob

Tom Martin
09-19-2012, 06:22 AM
Bob, congrats on your Reno success this year! There is a big difference with this tapered wing at higher altitudes. I gain at least 10 knots TAS going from 7000 feet to 13K and I save almost 1 gph.
Yes the rpm is 2290 and I run on the rich side of peak. I was a very early adopter of LOP operation, 1998, and ran that way for quite a few years. Although this engine has the injectors balanced it just does not like LOP operation at altitude. Besides that I have found although I do save fuel with LOP operation I also loose at least ten knots. This is roughly a 5% loss in speed, or to look at it another way a 5% increase in engine time for the same trip. Thus any fuel savings should really be balanced against a decrease in engine life. Or to look at it another way; I fly 100 hours a year, assuming a 2000 hour engine, I will get 20 years with ROP operation and 19 years with LOP.

WhiskeyMike
09-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Tom, a while back you posted that modifications you’ve made to your EVO have resulted in just about maxing out the high speed end of the performance envelope for racing (i.e., near redline speed in level, low altitude flight). As a result, you mentioned that you were going to focus on improvements that would enhance performance in the speed ranges most typically associated with cruising flight. Is the truly impressive performance shown in the above post a product of such targeted efforts?

Tom Martin
09-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Bill, I have made only some minor changes to the aircraft that have not likely made any significant improvements in speed. I have a new spinner to mount on the plane that has much smaller inlets then the chrome Hartzell spinner. The Hartzell spinner is very attractive but you could shove a cat in the one size fits all cut outs! For racing I have been using the Rod Bower air inlet and I am going to experiment with my own filter box design that will provide filtered air all the time. The plan is to be able to swap the boxes to see what the MP differences really are. For high altitude cross country work I do not want to lose any MP but I would really prefer full filtered air.
The most significant change to my cross country endeavors have been directed at self improvement and to that end I now have an IFR rating. All summer most of my flights have been filed IFR and I am finally starting to feel comfortable, and even a bit secure, within the system. With all the nice weather this year I have very few IMC flights but at least when they come I will not be trying to learn the system at the same time. To complement this type of flight I have upgraded my ADI II autopilot to an AFS pilot that interfaces with my AFS 4500 EFFIS. This has also been quite a learning experience and one that should not take place in the clouds!
I will be taking the plane back into the shop this winter with the goal of more airframe cleanup. One proposed mod is to make an elliptical wing tip to replace the current flat tips. This should help my high altitude speeds.

Pdtofly
01-10-2013, 01:39 AM
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5374/rocketpanelpic.jpg

Sorry, it wont do 218kts TAS, but it does fly nice.

Harmon Rocket II
Dual Dynon Skyviews

rvmills
01-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Brian,

That it does indeed (fly nice)! As for the speed...it could! ;)

Congrats on the Rocket and the panel!

Cheers,
Bob

rv6rick
01-10-2013, 08:10 AM
May I respectfully suggest that you please rethink and CHANGE your rudder pedal extensions to the cables. The 'z' brackets as you have designed will absolutely positively bend and it will ruin your day the first time you need them in a good crosswind :eek:.

RV-4
01-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Hi Brian

That's one nice panel you have there.

I haven't started the installation of my KLN-90B as of yet ( Being flying too much at work ) but first chance I get, I will get to it and hopefully it will turn out as nice as yours...

Have you flown approaches with the KLN-90B hooked up to your Skyview yet, if so how hard/easy was it??

I thinking about replacing my -4 for a nice Rocket so I may copy your panel in the future if you don't mind...;)

Cheers

Bruno
rv4@videotron.ca

rocketbob
01-10-2013, 06:00 PM
May I respectfully suggest that you please rethink and CHANGE your rudder pedal extensions to the cables. The 'z' brackets as you have designed will absolutely positively bend and it will ruin your day the first time you need them in a good crosswind :eek:.

I agree, the tabs on the pedals will bend which could cause the rear seat rudder pedal pushrods to bind.

rvmills
01-11-2013, 01:54 AM
Rick and Pooner,

Brian's out of the country a lot (long-haul freight-dog). Can you guys post or send me pics of a preferred method. My addy is rvmills(at)sbcglobal(dot)net. I'll make sure he sees them, and discuss the issue (your concern is the z-bend collapsing, resulting in that channel "accordianing" and the rudder not moving, correct?) Makes sense. I'll also look at local 8s and Rockets to see how they did it with that pedal geometry. Any advice is welcome...will pass it all to the owner. Appreciate the concern and the suggestion! Geometry is different than my S6, which uses straight extensions, so I've learned a good one here! Thanks!

Cheers,
Bob

F1Boss
01-14-2013, 09:26 AM
I hadn't seen the rudder ped arrangement before - yep, that one has a few traps built in. It is OK without the rear pedal arrangement attachment, however. The constant flexing of the Z bracket should be addressed, if this arrangement is to remain.

Could the two-extension setup tangle in a pants leg or shoe lace (due to lack of return springs - none are normally installed in this design)? Maybe...that could also be exciting..

Correct length rudder cables would help by getting rid of the both extensions.

The F1 used 2 pc rudder cables, the the rear rudder pedals were part of the chain from the front pedals to the rudder horn. Not bad, but not ideal - Jim Winings, Inventor Extraordinaire, came up with a second rear pedal arrangement that used a small chain to attach to a one pc rudder cable about 18" aft of the rear pedal pivots, but that was not optimal either as the leverage was not quite right, and placement was restricted by fuselage dimensions.

1 pc cables. eliminating the rear peds, were an option. I did not sell too many of those.

As for the panel, I prefer the radios on the left so I don't have to switch flying hands to tune the radios. That Skyview is enticing....

Where are the A/C controls?:D

Carry on!
Mark

Carry on!
Mark

vlittle
04-02-2014, 11:53 AM
What's one to do after 25 flight hours on a new Rocket? Redesign the panel, of course:

As-built:

http://www.vx-aviation.com/sprocket/photos/panel_elec/C-GVRL-panel.jpg


Now:

http://www.vx-aviation.com/sprocket/photos/panel_elec/Panel-Final-RevB.jpg

This required purchasing a new SV-D700 and pedestal mount compass. I moved the intercom, changed my system access connector to separate audio and data connectors and added a second USB port. Barely got everything to fit. There was no room for any extra Dynon knob thingies, so this is it.

This is a VFR OTT/Night panel, but Aera could be removed and a GNS navigator inserted. Has heated pitot plus alternate static, so IFR upgrade would be 'easy'

I also added a Ram pedestal mount for my iPad mounted to the tunnel. The iPad mini sits just below the panel center in flight.

Cheers,

GooseF16
08-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Awesome layout.. better than the Jet I fly for a living.. :)
Im a new guy..to this forum.. good buddy has an F1R Std Wing, which I love..

Mike S
08-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Im a new guy..to this forum..

David, http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/Smileys/cafcna/welcome.gif aboard the good ship VAF.

GooseF16
08-07-2014, 12:10 AM
David, http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/Smileys/cafcna/welcome.gif aboard the good ship VAF.

Thanks, glad to be here..

swaneymj
08-14-2016, 12:20 AM
Finally getting around to posting a panel pic. Finished the Rocket construction in early DEC 2015. Still trying to sort out a few details.

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mscheuer
08-14-2016, 06:17 AM
Thanks for selecting our PMA4000!

swaneymj
08-14-2016, 12:44 PM
I'm very happy with the PMA-4000. Great audio panel/intercom. I was even able to install a separate volume control in the rear seat. Perfect for any tandem aircraft! :D:D:D

logansc
05-01-2017, 08:48 AM
Not done with this install yet, but it is now operational even if not fully sorted out. Here are some shots from yesterday returning from Columbus, GA.

2250 and 20.6" (WOT) at 11,500' and truing 190ktas on 12.9 with a Slick on the left and CPI on the right. You can see that the three right side EGT's are reading way low (no idea why). You can also see my wingtip camera in action (used principally for safer taxiing). And yes, there is a discrepancy between my steam gauge ASI and altimeter and the same displays on the AF5600 (they use different static sources). I still have some "tuning" to do there too.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Rocket-Photo-Gallery/i-dqLvph9/0/8b119cdc/XL/DSC_0596-XL.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Rocket-Photo-Gallery/i-2vwwsWJ/0/4986f96b/XL/DSC_0597-XL.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Rocket-Photo-Gallery/i-G5BbMqx/0/e7b5a679/XL/DSC_0598-XL.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Rocket-Photo-Gallery/i-Vv7t5ss/0/b11b7932/XL/DSC_0595-XL.jpg

Regards,


Lee...

Mjuckes
05-01-2017, 09:06 AM
Nice!! Clean install, Good layout. Gotta like the glass!!

swaneymj
05-01-2017, 09:07 AM
I like it! Where did you mount the camera?

logansc
05-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Mark: In the leading edge of the fiberglas wingtip. I did't want view to be through the prop arc in order to avoid the shuttering effects.

Works pretty well, even though it is offset.


Lee...

swaneymj
05-01-2017, 03:59 PM
I made a blister on the left gear leg that seems to work okay, but I still see the prop at times. It's displayed on one of my Dynon Skyview displays. What kind of camera did you use? The automotive backup camera I'm using is, again, ok but I'd really like something better. I think I paid $25 for it. You get what you pay for.

https://photos.google.com/u/2/share/AF1QipMASDU9RFO7P7g52Eh0-5auoVlp_dzabebgo7IAzj5xRIpDeP5qYkBNV8QtlwdzkA/photo/AF1QipNx2PBtYZik9lLPFucihLZPYggVqJ2uN_-ogLtt?key=TGZBMnlGNTFHV1BOX09uVWVMamhOSUxPdlFKOTh3

logansc
05-03-2017, 01:05 PM
Mark: Your Rocket is so cool looking---you've done a beautiful job on it.

My camera is a "Weatherproof Camera". There is no model number or name on the one piece of documentation I have on it. It is a so-called, color "bullet camera", 12v, 3" long and 3/4" in diameter with something like 450-550 lines of resolution.

You can Google them or start here: https://www.amazon.com/ePathChina®-700TVL-Waterproof-Surveillance-Standard/dp/B00OQ0Y2A4?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00OQ0Y2A4

There are a lot of them to choose from, just get color and about the size I got and you should be fine.