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Old 01-10-2018, 08:30 AM
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Hi Carlos,
For the future Skyview EFIS on the right, how about going ahead and cutting out the panel for it and then cover it with a cover plate that has a glovebox built in it? Might as well get some use out of that blank space until you install the second Skyview.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:56 PM
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Updated panel picture with new G3X 7" touch displays, Aera 660 and CGR30P engine monitor.

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Old 01-11-2018, 10:04 AM
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Here are a “few” comments, and of course, your mileage may vary:
Hope this helps,

Ed
1. The USB port on the left is so close to the throttle that there may be interference with the port or the cables;
Correct and there might be. The left side may move up / out on the panel.
2. If there is anything dangling from the ignition key, it may hit the stick when deflected or be a nuisance on your leg;
Just the key – No dangling things….I’ll leave all the other keys on my car key chain.
3. Things that earn their way onto the stick are those that you use frequently and need promptly, or need to access when both hands are busy. Boost pump does not qualify. Also, there’s the concept of flow, that you move your attention around the cockpit in the same order as they appear on the checklist to make sure that the switches are all set. Boost pump on the stick probably wouldn’t fit that concept well;
How is the boost pump not used frequently? Pump on before / after takeoff and on during landing. Flow will be reconsidered, thanks.
4. Similarly, the only reason for having flaps on the stick is if you need to dump flaps on the rollout. I’ve thought about doing this on my RV-8;
I like it on the stick. Personal preference and I don’t need to move my hands during takeoff / landing.
5. Nice that your stick grip is not left or right handed;
I did this so there is no conflict if I want to switch hands.
6. I’ve learned to fly my RV-9A with left hand on the stick, and it no longer has the awkward feeling it did when I started. You’ll have all of Phase 1 to get used to it, so you might not need the dual throttles;
I will eventually adapt but I do this for personal preference.
7. Good that you grouped your switches instead of having a long row;
8. I’d put strobe at the end, rather than in the middle;
My checklist have me putting on strobes before NAV, Landing or Taxi lights. So flow for me is this setup.
9. If you ever do go inside cloud, it will be strobes off, pitot heat on. You might consider putting them next to each other;
No problem. I’ll switch positions between the PITOT and A/P switches. Now they are next to each other but still separated by groups.
10. The parking brake is in an area normally reserved for power controls, and more specifically, for carburetor heat. I’d move it. Similarly for cabin heat;
I’m going FI so no carb heat. I don’t want any push/pull cables sticking out from the panel or hidden in a corner somewhere.
11. No point in putting warning lights on the center stack, put them in front of the pilot;
I have them above the COM to separate them slightly from the busy color screen of the EFIS. My eye will catch the out of place light warning better this way.
12. Having a light for fuel pump on is no longer considered by all to be good human factors (quiet, dark cockpit concept). The argument is that it gets you used to seeing a light on;
It will be off during most of the flight. Because I do not have a panel mounted fuel pump switch it will illuminate whenever the pump is on as a reminder.
13. Move the seat warmer switches closer to the pilot.
This location is strictly for the wife. I will hardly ever use it and within easy reach for me and out of the way of normal switches. Same for the dimmers.


Thank you for the input Ed. It is appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:08 AM
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Hi Carlos,
For the future Skyview EFIS on the right, how about going ahead and cutting out the panel for it and then cover it with a cover plate that has a glovebox built in it? Might as well get some use out of that blank space until you install the second Skyview.
Hi Tom,

I thought about this but I came to the conclusion that I don't want to cut a hole that for some reason won't fit some other EFIS / panel mounted display. Right now I'm thinking it will be used for an Ipad moving map setup. I'll have enough sidewall pockets from the Classic Aero interior to carry what I need.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:56 PM
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QUESTION > What switches are you planning to use for your lights (the larger circular), are they a push button?
Yes they are an on/off push button. An anti-vandal type of illuminated LED ring (or dot). The idea is from RV6/6A builder John Bridges (JackW - VAF) from downunder (OZ). Here is an image of his panel which I REALLY liked.



Not positive about the Master and Alt. switches. I think these need to be rated for load and I'm not sure if these push buttons can handle the master/Alt loads, hence the toggle. This will be my next round of questions in the "electrical systems" section after more research. John stated that his switches were "DPDT with a separate circuit for the LED ring. LED can be lit for either switch on or off. These switches are only rated at 3A@250V but that isn't a problem here because they are connected to a VP-X so only grounding a circuit to earth for the VP-X. The issue with that is I needed a separate power supply for the LED rings. Not a big deal with the VP-X though. The switches are IP67 rated."

An example of the switch I'm looking at is https://www.oznium.com/anti-vandal-led-switch and are rated 3A@12VDC. I'm trying to find a dual color button. White for off / Red, Blue, Green colors (depending on function) for on.

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:03 PM
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Default My RV-7A Panel

For whatever reason I canít seem to upload a pic of my panel but I want to plug Jon Thocker of Redline who, after much consultation helped guide me to get a fully-equipped IFR setup. Itís all Garmin with a 650 at the heart of it all. Dual G3X Touch panels (10Ē), 2nd comm radio, remote transponder, 245 Audio Panel, autopilot, and G5 for backup.

Itís my first airplane and I need to fly it for business so IFR capabilities are necessary.

Jon did terrific work and I recommend him highly.

If anyone can help me with posting a pic Iíd love to share it, though some of the panels pictured in this thread are drop-dead gorgeous. Aviation-porn,
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:30 PM
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If anyone can help me with posting a pic I’d love to share it, though some of the panels pictured in this thread are drop-dead gorgeous. Aviation-porn,
Try TinyPic Image Hosting. See http://www.vansairforce.net/articles...ums/images.htm
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:32 AM
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Hello everyone.
So I'm working on FWF and will be moving into panel and wiring next. I have held off long enough and think I need some input on my panel design/layout. Please let me know your thought pro's and con's. RV7 - tipup



Viewing link of image is here for zooming.
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Wouldnt putting in a future audio panel be redundant with the dynon ICS? Most if not all modern audio panels have a built in ICS. You could just save the cash on the dynon and use that towards the audio panel of your choice. Other than that i really like the layout.
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:32 AM
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Wouldnt putting in a future audio panel be redundant with the dynon ICS? Most if not all modern audio panels have a built in ICS. You could just save the cash on the dynon and use that towards the audio panel of your choice. Other than that i really like the layout.
The Dynon ICS would be removed and re-purposed (used in other build/sold). The new audio panel would then give me more options using 2 COM's and GSP/NAV.
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I just upgraded my 7a with the EMS D10. Absolutely love it after about 30 hours of flying behind it. I did a video for those of you looking to upgrade.

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