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Old 01-02-2012, 06:07 PM
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Do Over In Progress
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Unpainted, polished....kinda'... Eyeballin' vinyl really hard.
Yeah. The boss got a Silhouette Cameo 4 Xmas 2019.

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:38 PM
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Bill, how did you do the labels.....at least THEY seem to have worked OK.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:47 PM
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Lacquer over enamel?
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:08 PM
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Bill, how did you do the labels.....at least THEY seem to have worked OK.
Hi Bob,
The labelling was conventional waterslide decals. Stein made the decal sheet from a file I sent him. I tried it on a local laser printer with decal film I got locally but the ink density was not good. Steins are way better.
The decals did fine all around. It was the base coat enamel that wrinkled.

Aerhed,
Good guess but both bottom and top were enamel. I think I was in too much of a hurry and the bottom coat was not cured. It happened to me once before on the throttle subpanel ( which I did sucessfully on a redo) some months ago. This time I may be getting the message to slow down a bit and let it cure.
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RV-7A: Flying since April 15, 2012. 850 hrs
YIO-360-M1B, mags, CS, GRT EX and WS H1s & A/P, Navworx
Unpainted, polished....kinda'... Eyeballin' vinyl really hard.
Yeah. The boss got a Silhouette Cameo 4 Xmas 2019.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:50 AM
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I did not conquer the paint problem, just avoided it.
On second try, my sample wrinkled so I did not topcoat.

Here's the "finished" version (well knowing a panel is never finished)



Digital camera distorts the lighting levels for some reason, making the red flood lights look way out a ballance with the rest of the panel lighting.
Whatever. It works for my eyes in the real world.
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RV-7A: Flying since April 15, 2012. 850 hrs
YIO-360-M1B, mags, CS, GRT EX and WS H1s & A/P, Navworx
Unpainted, polished....kinda'... Eyeballin' vinyl really hard.
Yeah. The boss got a Silhouette Cameo 4 Xmas 2019.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:42 AM
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Bill,
That turned out really nice! I especially like your lettering!


Good show!
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:02 AM
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RZ Bill, the carbon fiber map box door is a nice touch.

Excellent panel.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:14 AM
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My RV6 panel. Old school.


http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
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Citabria 7GCBC
Cessna 180, sold
RV7 I0-360 C/S, Slider, AP, Glass, etc. sold.
RV6 O-320 F/P, Slider, AP, Steam, etc., sold
Citabria 7KCAB rental
Piper Cherokee, sold
Sparrowhawk, sold

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:47 PM
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Here is a picture of the panel in my -7A:



The panel is about 1" taller than stock, this allowed the radio stack with the GPSMAP296. The AFS-AP location is not ideal and caused me to remove a small amount of the canopy stiffener. The space between the radio stack and the D100 is intended for a hand held Comm (or Nav/Comm), the two screws just to the right of the 430W are for mounting the hand held.

The switches on the left of the AFS-5600 are generally used on the ground. The switches to the right of the AFS-5600 are generally used on the ground and/or when flying.

The panel is powder coated and the lettering is silk screened. The mount for the throttle/prop/mixture/heat controls still needs to be powder coated.

More details of plane and panel at http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=81167.

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:48 AM
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