Originally Posted by Carl Froehlich
No one replied to your post so I’ll dive in. Some thoughts:
- Move the EFIS displays up as high as they will go.
- Move the Dynon radio and Autopilot modules to below the IDF-540, move the IDF-540 up as high as it will go.
If the IFD-540 is swapped on top of the radio and AP module it will hit the roll bar support
- You want the Autopilot module closer to your right hand as you will use it more than the Dynon radio remote module.
Correct, move it to the left side or on top of the PFD
- You forgot the SkyView Knob module. This box is the most used and practical box you will ever put in a panel. Put it where you have the igntion switch if you need space.
The AF-5600 already has the 3 built in knobs and joystick so the knob module is not much use.
- Not a fan of an “Avionics Master” switch.
- Not a fan of the old school key igntion switch.
I personally would not own a plane with a push button start and mag toggle switches. People are constantly looking at my plane and flipping panel switches. I like knowing that if the key is in my pocked the mags are grounded and nobody is going to push the start button on accident. We sell a lot of key switches and we have never had one go bad.
- With a stick disconnect button and the Autopilot module, a Autopilot switch is a waste of panel space.
- Not a fan of the big clunky square switches. I like locking toggle switches like these: https://www.alliedelec.com/nkk-switches-s6al/70192232/
One advantage of our switch modules is they connect to the ACM-ECB with a ribbon cable and require no wiring. We can use any switch, it just has to be hand wired to the ACM-ECB
- Recommende moving all the cable plug ins off the panel (12Vdc outlet, USB plugs, seat heat, etc.). You don’t want cables running around in front of you and this is valuable panel space.
Two of the USB ports are for EFIS data cards and you will be glad they are on the panel.
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