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  #721  
Old 07-18-2012, 01:35 AM
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My RV-6 first flew with this panel, in 2000:


Changed it a little in 2010:


Finally built a new panel in June '12:
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:28 AM
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Nice upgrade Mikey! Are you bringing it to the Show?

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:45 AM
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Finally built a new panel in June '12:
I guess I'm a little bit more critical now than most re interior layouts as a result of being involved as a passenger in a violent RV6A accident some time back. Your new avionics look great but in upgrading it might have made some sense to consider eliminating a few of those quite sharp corners you have in the vicinity of your knees at the bottom of the panel. We aim for the best, but sometimes it's also good to plan for the worst.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:36 AM
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Nice upgrade Mikey! Are you bringing it to the Show?

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No, I gotta drive this year but I'll be in the SteinAir booth Mon-Wed. Come and see us.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:41 AM
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I guess I'm a little bit more critical now than most re interior layouts as a result of being involved as a passenger in a violent RV6A accident some time back. Your new avionics look great but in upgrading it might have made some sense to consider eliminating a few of those quite sharp corners you have in the vicinity of your knees at the bottom of the panel. We aim for the best, but sometimes it's also good to plan for the worst.
I hadn't given it a thought! I went to all the trouble of putting strong padding on my glareshield and forgot the lower panel area. The stuff in the center is clear of our knees but the vents are quite close to my outboard knee. I'll have to look into some changes. Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:05 AM
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HI guys,

Here's my new RV-7 (slider) panel.
We hope over the next two months to fly;-)




2x Flymap XL Displays ( www.flymap.de )
1x PowerFlarm Display ( http://www.powerflarm.aero/index.php/en/ )
Std. 57mm Winter Instruments
Becker 4201 radio
Becker Transponder
Hi Tassilo,
I plan to install a TCAS in my RV7, which I'm not the builder, just purchased it a few months ago. How does the PowerFlarm works for you on detecting xponder "C"class signals ? I was going to the Zaon, but than I remembered the PowerFlarm ...

Tks for the help !
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:18 AM
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I recently finished my panel. I have two 10" SkyView displays, a PS Engineering 8000BT audio panel, Garmin GTN-635 GPS/COMM, and TruTrak Gemini PFD. I'm using the Dynon autopilot and transponder



This is the upper left of the panel. All of the switches here with red boots are only manipulated during startup and shutdown. The other switches should only be used in emergency situations. Separating these switches from the others in the panel means that there is no chance that they will ever be accidentally hit in flight since I have no reason to even put my hand up there on the panel. The Gemini PFD is also right in my line of sight in case I ever need to use it due to a SkyView failure in IMC.



Below the Gemini are a couple of control cables for the alternate air and oil cooler butterfly valve. The alt air cable is red because it's for emergency use only (since it can't be reset from the cockpit). To the right of the control cables are the exterior lights. These are both three position switches.



To the right of the exterior lights are the interior lights (both with dimmers) and the fuel pump and flaps switches. The flaps switch is easily reachable while my hand is on the throttle.



The top of the radio stack has my custom annunciator switches as well as a test button and a dimmer. This dimmer also dims the Gemini PFD screen since it doesn't auto dim.



The engine start switch is near the mixture control which should make starting a little less clumsy. I normally wouldn't have considered putting the engine start switch within reach of the passenger, but the VP-X disables that switch once the engine is running. The parking brake cable is just to the right of the engine controls.



The far right of the panel has the heater controls. There are dimmers for the seat heaters as well as a control cable for the cabin heat.



The top right of the panel has the only two breakers (both pull-able) as well as the Hobbs meter, ELT remote and passenger warning.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:41 AM
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Awesome Jason. I love the attention to detail and thought put into location of everything, very logical and thought out.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:33 AM
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Default Careful, guys.

Jason and Tassilo, beautiful panels both...BUT, both of you guys have the throttles moved far to the left.

I recently checked a new owner out in his new-to-him -9A and when I showed him the correct way to check controls...all the way right and then forward, the engine revved up, much to our surprise! The pilot's stick hit the throttle smack-dab head on and pushed it forward an inch or more.

Carefully check for this before first flight, guys.

Beautiful work,

Best,
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:55 AM
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Some really nice panels. What did you guys use for a finish and the labels?
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