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Old 02-04-2019, 12:17 PM
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Question RV14 panel design - give us any advice

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Hello fellow builders,

It is first time I am designing IFR panel full of
avionic devices I never used (yet). So please
give me your best opinion on the work so far.

Your experience here is the most valuable piece
of information that can be.

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Old 02-04-2019, 12:32 PM
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I might be WAY too anal here but, being right handed, I never want to have my right hand have to leave the control stick to change frequencies, change AP settings, etc. Thus, all the important stuff is accessible by my left hand. Cavate- I fly a -8 so the panel is way narrower.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:36 PM
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I really like that you've incorporated some backup steam gauges. They break up the tyranny of the rectangle!

I think it's a very clean design.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:39 PM
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I might be WAY too anal here but, being right handed, I never want to have my right hand have to leave the control stick to change frequencies, change AP settings, etc. Thus, all the important stuff is accessible by my left hand. Cavate- I fly a -8 so the panel is way narrower.
I am not that experienced pilot, but while studying on Cessna-152
I do just that all the time. Both the coms are just above the throttle.

I guess I can live with that.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:40 PM
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I really like that you've incorporated some backup steam gauges. They break up the tyranny of the rectangle!

I think it's a very clean design.
Yep, that is the idea.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:27 PM
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Hello fellow builders,

It is first time I am designing IFR panel full of
avionic devices I never used (yet). So please
give me your best opinion on the work so far.

Your experience here is the most valuable piece
of information that can be.

Thanks a lot:





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Old 02-04-2019, 01:48 PM
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I like the layout, only change I'd make would be to swap the D10A for Garmin G5, lighter and doesn't take up as much space behind the panel and I think about $1000 less. Also, do you need the GMA 350? You might look at the GMA-245, save a few bucks there too, unless you are dead set on adding a marker beacon.

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Old 02-04-2019, 01:52 PM
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I like the layout, only change I'd make would be to swap the D10A for Garmin G5, lighter and doesn't take up as much space behind the panel and I think about $1000 less. Also, do you need the GMA 350? You might look at the GMA-245, save a few bucks there too, unless you are dead set on adding a marker beacon.

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Yeah, I am looking for the markers option
Want to have the full ILS.
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I might be WAY too anal here but, being right handed, I never want to have my right hand have to leave the control stick to change frequencies, change AP settings, etc. Thus, all the important stuff is accessible by my left hand. Cavate- I fly a -8 so the panel is way narrower.
I also fly an 8 and am right handed but I disagree. I can hold the stick temporarily with my left hand and manipulate instruments with my right hand WAY better than the other way around. Especially in bumps!
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Do you not want to have all the autopilot controls at the same place?
It is not that easy to solve that puzzle:
to have it all good looking and also in
the most convenient positions. This
is the best we got so far.
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