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Old 04-20-2020, 11:19 PM
rv6ehguy rv6ehguy is offline
 
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Default My canoe gets a panel.

Suddenly, I have a lot of time on my hands and I am making great progress on my RV6A project. My panel is finished. After many years of indecision, equipment changes, and improvements, I finally settled on this-Version 11. I used a program called XPanel to design it but that wasn?t good enough for me. I wanted to see it and touch it. So I used plexiglass to mock up the panel. I did several changes on the plexi (cheaper than aluminum). I added all the equipment and when I was happy with what I was seeing and touching, I committed it to aluminum. And yes I actually did sit in the canoe to see how everything looked and to make sure I could reach all essentials. Ergonomics 101. The aluminum panel was hand cut. No CAD programs for me mainly because I don?t know how to use them. I?m more of a hands on guy. I still have quite a bit of wiring to do. I just needed everything in place to make sure there was no interference issues. A few minor ones showed themselves but nothing I can?t remedy. I?m very happy with the results. Now the next step is to gradually turn everything on individually and hope I don?t see smoke. A special thanks goes to Danny at SteinAir who painted and laser engraved my panel. Did I mention that I spent months on selecting my colour. I?ve never looked at so many shades of grey.
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John Van Lieshout
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:26 PM
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:34 PM
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:38 AM
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Very nice panel, very well equipped!
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