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Old 11-24-2006, 02:09 PM
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Van's A/S
Flight Data "G" Meter w/clock/Timer
GARMIN 296 in AirGizmo mount
Electric Elevator Control
XCOM 760 Transceiver w/internal intercom
Microair T2000 Transponder
IK Technologies AIM 1 (Digital MPH, RPM, MP, OP, OT, Fuel Gals L & R, Fuel Flow, Fuel Pressure, Linear 4-Probe CHT & EGT)
TruTrak ADI
UMA VSI
TL Elektronics Altitude w/ internal Mode C encoder

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Old 11-25-2006, 07:02 AM
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Default Panel of experts...

Good Grief, you guys Rock! When I initially put my panel together for the Bandit in 1994, I hit a NAPA store and the Fly Market at Sun N Fun. NAPA gauges, homemade throttle quadrant, Tiny Tach from my lawnmower, used handheld radio and cheesy transponder, $750. 11 Years and 1500 hours: priceless!
George, I really like the digital ADI in the center of your panel. Is that an MGL avionics (of South Africa) ADI or somebody else?

Rob Ray
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:56 AM
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The Panel was put together at Steinair in Minnesota
GRT Series One EFIS
Tru-track autopilot with alt. hold and VS

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Old 11-25-2006, 04:04 PM
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Also...Greg's RV4 pictured previously has 2 Comm's, 2 GPS's, 1 NAV, a good audio panel, (2 axis Autopilot with GPS steering and Vertical Speed Altitude Hold), neat new Red LED swivel map/cockpit lighting (hidden under the canopy rails), and nice little EL lighted 1.25" UMA fuel guages.

It's a WHOLE lot of stuff crammed into an RV4 panel (in fact we had to do it twice because we forgot about the canopy frame the 1st time and didn't leave quite enough room over the top of the panel.

Lastly, note the new Stainless Steel striker plate for the canopy pin. I've noticed a few of you put those on up front, those of you that didn't will find a scratch/galled panel within not too many hours from the canopy pin - it's worth your time to make a striker plate there.

Cheers,
Stein.

P.S., I'm still upset that Greg stole that airplane back from my shop....it was a veritable Rocket Ship with the powerful counterweighted 360 (new 4 pipe exhaust) & new Hartzell BA Prop - what a BLAST of an airplane to fly!

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Old 12-17-2006, 01:24 AM
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So, I have been playing around with some ideas for a panel... like to know what you all think... the EIS is the I-K Technologies AIM-4000. I think it gives the best info for the space...I was thinking about the Vision Microsystems vm1000, but with all of the negative press I have been reading i opted against it.

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Old 12-17-2006, 07:56 AM
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[quote=plane_tech]So, I have been playing around with some ideas for a panel... like to know what you all think... the EIS is the I-K Technologies AIM-4000. I think it gives the best info for the space...I was thinking about the Vision Microsystems vm1000, but with all of the negative press I have been reading i opted against it.

Just out of curiosity, what are you gonna do about radios? I see VOR and VOR/GS indicators, but no radios ...
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:18 AM
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i was planning on putting them on the panel between the instr. panel and the floorboard. or, i might move the switches to the area of the right arm rest, slide the other gauges up a little and see if the will fit along the bottom of the panel. still working on that part of it. I also have to get some dimensions of some vents, starter switch, trim position indicators, suction gauge, headphone jacks, etc.

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:31 PM
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Everyone has an opinion, but since you asked . . .

I like your panel layout, but there's one thing I'd change - I'd put the VOR/Localizer Indicators on the left column of your "eight pack" and then slide everything else to the right one space. Personally, I'd rather have the Artificial Horizon in the middle, and the airspeed indicator closer to the center as well. More time will be spent looking at these and that's why I would move them over.

Just pure preference though . . .

I'm fitting the new Advanced Flight Systems AFS-3500 in my panel with an air-gizmo mounted Garmin 496 on the left. It will be hard to get the EFIS 100% centered and that's gonna drive me crazy!

The wife always said I was too particular!
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:14 PM
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That's mine. RV4, D-EEES, awaiting first flight.
Cheers from Germany, Dirk Schlichtenhorst
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:46 PM
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That's mine. RV4, D-EEES, awaiting first flight.
Cheers from Germany, Dirk Schlichtenhorst
Dirk.....Nice clean looking panel and interior and....I like the looks of your trim wheel. Do you have any other pictures ?
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