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Old 05-18-2005, 03:42 PM
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A few people have emailed asking about the peice I used below my panel for switches and such. It was the support peice that came with my QB. It was easy to just plate nut to the bottom of the original panel.
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:09 PM
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Kahuna!!!! I bow to your panel!!! Awesome!!!!

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Old 05-18-2005, 05:48 PM
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OK, K, didn't want to show you up, but you forced my hand!! One extreme to the other, huh! Sorry the switches aren't in, only picture I had here!
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:37 PM
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Kahuna, be sure to snag the latest software download which will convert your ACS2002 into an AF2500. Way cool stuff...percent HP or actual HP, etc.

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Old 05-18-2005, 11:28 PM
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Default Panel maniacs Unite!

I sent Jeff B a panel pic for N247DE. Thanks for hosting it Jeff! I still have quite a bit of room on the right side of the panel. I'm thinking about a microwave oven or play station for those long X countries.

Walter, you should bronze your panel dude! It looks like it belongs in a 777. "That one goes to 11 !"

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Old 05-19-2005, 06:26 AM
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Roberta thanks Buddy. The panel is one of the reasons I wanted to build another plane. I know, would have been easier to just build another panel in the 6, but... well I wanted that 6 banger anyways.

Sharpie, thanks for the heads up on the new software. Seems I knew nothing about it.

Barefoot Billy, I hope you have sunglasses for your PAX cause that yellow is BRIGHT man.

S8 Painting the fuse next week
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:25 AM
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This is Jeff Conner's panel...
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JCN247DE
Walter, you should bronze your panel dude! It looks like it belongs in a 777. "That one goes to 11 !"

Well I can't take all the credit. Fabian Lefler at Affordable Panels helped tremendously on the layout. I told him what I wanted and approximately where I wanted it and he did the layout with the proper geometries, dimensions, etc. And of course I couldn't have done it without looking at what Dan C. did and used his ideas about moving the ribs behind the panel in order to get the displays exactly in front/center of the pilot and copilot. In fact I probably stole most of the ideas. That's what is great about building your own. In the end, it's a compilation of great ideas from great people. If I had built this panel two years earlier it would have been all steam guages, very familiar. Just wait two more years and see what folks are putting in their panels then, Holy Moly. I can't wait to fly this thing. I hope many of you will be able to attend this weekend's Planes of Fame airshow at Chino AND Dan's link with more info. You'll be able to see my panel first hand (and all the mistakes I made too).

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Old 05-19-2005, 11:45 PM
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This is the Panel that I made 2 years before starting the fuslage

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Old 05-20-2005, 07:58 AM
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Default Day/Night IFR panel for "Enterprise" RV-9A N2PZ.

This is the last picture of the panel with everything in it or ON it, except for my Garmin GPS 296. It connects to the Smart Coupler in the NavAid Devices wing leveler. The large blank panel in the radio stack is reserved for a GNS 480 IFR-approved GPS with WAAS when my budget will allow it. A Garmin AT SL-30 provides the IFR part of the panel for now. A Dynon D-10A is backed up by Van's altimeter, airspeed, and vertical speed air gauges. The switch panels are made from scrap 0.063" aluminum cut from the original Van's panel when I was making large "window" openings for the instruments to pass through it. The in-flight entertainment for the passenger is a Sanyo Tape/CD player combo unit routed through the Garmin GMA 340 audio panel.

I built this modular panel myself from a surplus road sign, 0.075" thick aluminum that measured 36" x 36". The original Van's panel serves as the back-up frame behind the panels that supports it all and the aluminum angles that became the mounting rails for the radio stack. I still have some labels to create, but it is all coming down to the airworthiness inspection scheduled for June 8, 2005.

Jerry K. Thorne
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