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Old 07-01-2005, 02:27 PM
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Red face for RV7Guy

Have you check for clearance? Your radio stack look very close to the top of the panel and when your tip-up is closed there is a support structure that extends down about 2 inches into the next forward bulkhead.

Just curious.

Kent Byerley
RV9A N94KJ - IO320, CS, tipup
AFS 3500, TT AP, FLYING....
Canby, Or
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:58 PM
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Default Panel clearance

I'm going to put on the canopy next week. I don't think there should be any problems. The panel was layed out by and it is all CAD designed with appropriate clearances built in for the flavor you are building.

I will be checking when I finish this email. I'll let you know.

Darwin N. Barrie
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:59 PM
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Default My Panel

Hi Ben,

Thanks for doing that. I know it is a pain to do and I thought I had it.

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Old 07-01-2005, 11:22 PM
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Default Panel clearance

Hi Kent,

I checked (the beauty of having the hangar attached to the house) and everything will clear fine. The only area you have to be concerned with is the hinge point area. Otherwise, as long as you are below the panel you're fine.

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Old 07-14-2005, 08:15 PM
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Default Here's mine!

Here's mine finally in the plane for good. It's been long and arduous, but it's turned out well in the end.

RV-7 Flying
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:34 PM
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Here's the econo panel that will ultimately go in my 4. Nothing fancy, but all I need a day VFR hotrod.

ASI $128
ALT $205
VSI $199
G-meter $160
Compass $55
Icom Radio $724
Used Collins Xponder $500
Intercom $198
EIS $877
ADI $1080

TOTAL $4126
(less switches, wires, etc.)

Steve Zicree
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:50 PM
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Here ya go Darwin...
When your photo is hosted somewhere, you need to right click the actual photo and copy the address properties into the "Insert Image box" you click above. Then you are using the photos actual location and not the entire page link.

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Old 07-22-2005, 08:27 PM
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Default kcameron (KEV)

Txaviator, Did you find the name of the builder of the molded panel? I'm interested in trying something like that. I like the idea of the radios and other displays pointing more toward the PIC. Perhaps someone else knows where I can find a blank like that?

Sorry I missed your post/question last month! I just saw it. The panel I posted (taken at the Texas RV Fly-In) is listed to N16DD (RV-6), which is Richards Stevens, out of Montgomery, TX. I don't recognize the name as being a poster within this forum. I got his snail-mail address and plan on shooting a letter off to him. In the interim:

* Does anyone know how to contact Richard Stevens?
* Does anyone know who manufactures this panel (the basic panel layout itself)? Or is it perhaps a custom-built panel? Looking at it up close, in person, it appeared to be an injection-molded product?

Gary Robertson
Arlington, TX

RV-12 Built / Sold / Flying
Currently Flying: Cessna Skyhawk 172
Rebuilding a true barn find J-3 Cub

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Old 08-15-2005, 10:39 PM
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Default Custom Panel

Here is a picture of my RV7's panel. Its a custom fiberglass frame and aluminum insert panel.
Tony Partain
Partain Trading Company
Bend Oregon

Serving your Aircraft Transport Needs Since 2005
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:02 PM
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Default Another Glass Panel, No vacuum pump

Panel consists of:
TruTrak autopilot, 2002 Advanced Engine Monitor, Garmin Nav-Head, GRT EFIS,
Airspeed Indicator, Turn Coordinator, Garmin Audio Panel, Garmin 430, SL40, GTX 330 (love the TIS) and if all goes black, we rely on Control Vision's Anywhere Map, Anywhere Attitude, and Anywhere Weather for NEXRAD.
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