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Old 04-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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Default Panel rebuild

Back in the air!! One step closer to making her all the plane I want her to be!!

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Thanks to Bill at Up North Aviation for a fantastic CNC cut panel, and Matt at Aircraft Engravers for perfect placards!!

Johnson Creek, here I come!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:14 PM
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Very Nice Job Chris!

Now you just need to get some airspeed and Altitude on that thing!
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:33 PM
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Default Change yer balls y'all

Great vfr panel but tradition has the black ball on the throttle and the blue one on the prop governor.
Cheers, Ralph
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:46 AM
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Great vfr panel but tradition has the black ball on the throttle and the blue one on the prop governor.
Cheers, Ralph
Thanks for the compliments, John & Ralph.

The black ball is the throttle, the red is mixture, and the blue is elevator trim. I have seen quite a few trim levers with blue balls, but if there is a better color in this particular arrangement, I'm open to changing it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:01 AM
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Default Extended RV-4 panel

Here is a photo of a panel I put in a RV-4 and I believe I extended it about 1.5 inches. I thought I knew how to put in an image but I guess I don't, here is the address.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/525/dsc01435e.jpg/

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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Default SWEET!

You can go anywhere you want with that. I love -4s for x-country. Good work!

ENJOY!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:26 PM
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Default Ah, you got me!!

Sure, that makes sense. But still, I would be tempted to either put a different shape on the knob to give it a distinctive feel. Or do like I've seen Tom Martin do. He kept the lever flat (i.e. didn't jog the top to mount the ball) and just slab sided it with a couple of very thin pieces of polished rosewood and then riveted through all three.

I like your panel and the way you have mounted the important stuff as close to the top as you can. Since I've started back flying I can't believe how busy the low level airspace is. I want my head up and my eyes looking out side. A quick glance down is all you can afford. Yours works for me. Enjoy your ride.

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