The ‘What’s in your panel’ thread

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  1. Ravioli

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    I'm sad to report I still have not done the permanent switch and breaker labeling.

    Also, I didn't follow @Jesse Saint's advice on putting my AP module on the same side as the HSI module. I still like the arrangement. He also advised against the Alternator warning (red light) placement, but that light doesn't illuminate often. :)
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    State of the art 1993!



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    This thread makes me happy that my "dream panel" is done and I will not be doing any radio swaps in the future.
     
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    Which is why I put a smiley on mine as well. I guess I don't make a very good stand up web comic.
     
  5. donjohnston

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    That's state of the art 1953!
     
  6. dbahn

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    Too much, at least for a 45 year old C206. What started as an ADS-B installation turned into a full panel upgrade. One of the advantages of a partnership arrangement is that one partner can upgrade at his expense, which is how this happened. I was happy with steam gauges and a G430WAAS, but one partner really wanted a G500 with synthetic vision, so he bought it. He since has left the partnership and recovered (by partnership agreement) only a small portion of the cost of the upgrade.


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    .......or maybe I just needed another hit of caffeine for comprehension.... :)

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    Stock photo, it’s not smart to post photos of the bosses equipment.
     
  12. EdFred

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    I think some people misunderstand the thread.
     
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    Here's my Airborne Museum of Ancient Avionics, photographed just yesterday. The audio panel, the KX-175B and the ADF were installed when the airplane was new, in late 1977. So they have been flying in this airplane for over a third of the history of manned powered flight. :eek: The interior upholstery was updated a few years ago, but the plastic sub-panel preserves Cessna's elegant and tasteful school-bus-yellow motif from 1978. :rolleyes:

    The placard above the altimeter was my late father's sense of humor. It stays. There's another one on the pilot's yoke, hidden by the yokemount: "No Screaming."

    BTW, the true airspeed bezel on the ASI is correctly set for altitude and temperature (9,500' MSL, 50°F).

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  15. SoCal RV Flyer

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    I'm a big fan of the GRT Sport SX too. The graphics are really uncluttered and readable. The Dynon stuff looks too video-gamey for my tastes.
     
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    Nice Seneca II. :rofl::D
     
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    E41717EF-2628-4CEF-9884-726992E7CC43.jpeg Maybe next year I’ll update a few things, but this still gets me around.
     
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    A bunch of mostly old crap, the only avionics from this decade is the 345.
     
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    Don't wanna update this panel. Works just fine imho[​IMG]
     
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    Mostly EXP avionics / instruments. D779FCFB-CD47-4559-9159-A9099A998787.jpeg F75E24A3-FA81-4EA1-BB0F-943168030EE0.jpeg
     
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    One of the nice things about flying VFR is that (theoretically!) you should have a good idea of where the horizon is by looking out the window. So I fly 99% of the time with the display on moving map. Two button-presses gets me to the PFD with attitude indicator, lest I inadvertently slip into IMC. :eek: This display still has VSI...the little box at the top of the altimeter tape shows a 190-fpm climb.

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    Dynon HDX for certified, avidyne ifd540, remote axp322, skytrax100, pma450a audio panel, Garmin sl30, Dynon D10A, trutrak vizion for certified.
     
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  24. Huckster79

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  25. FastEddieB

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    As an aside, I had a chance to fly in a beautiful RV12 on Friday. Gorgeous day in the N GA/E NC mountains.

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    Love the plane. I don’t think I’m a Luddite, but ALL of it’s instrumentation was all rolled into a single screen in front of the pilot. Elegant, but a single point hardware failure or software glitch could render the plane unflyable at a very inopportune moment. That would make me nervous, but maybe I’m just old fashioned.
     
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  26. flight2000

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    Simple and gets the job done. :)

    I use an iPad Mini on the control wheel.

    Cheers,
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    If you're VFR, it's still flyable with instrument failure, but I do understand where you're coming from. I really do like having steam airspeed/altimeter dials to back up the glass. My iFly nav GPS has 30 minutes of battery if the EFIS decides to go on extended vacation and/or I have complete electrical failure.
     
  28. asicer

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    With you, but I'd like to also point out that dual screens can lull you into a false sense of security. I've had a GPS/ADC failure on the Skycatcher's G300 before. I had red X's over all of the flight instruments on both of the dual screens in the panel. Since LSA can't do IFR and it was a nice day and I was only 30nm from home, it wasn't a problem. Probably would have been a lot different if it was a moonless night or I were running scud, though.
     
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    Practically, maybe, but not legally. You could certainly get it on the ground, but continued flight without the equipment required by FAR would not be legal. Unless EXPERIMENTAL’s are exempt from needing any equipment. Even then, flying without any engine instruments at all is probably not a good idea.
     
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    They actually can, if properly equipped, flown by a properly rated pilot and not prohibited by Operating Limitations.
     
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    Nobody so far has shown panel access (on left side) to their APU. This receptacle was intended to connect to a ground-based battery but I found is simpler to just hand prop unless things get balky. Otherwise no other electrical stuff.
     
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    Not my panel but I’m now 407GX qual’d.
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    Congrats!

    If you don’t mind sharing, what’s different between the 407 and the 407GX to need additional training?
     
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    Our company has 4 different 407s right now. 407 legacy (steam), 407 with 500H, 407GX and 407GXI. We all start at the legacy and have to go thru ground school and sim / flight in the aircraft to move to the next version. Since I’m already 500H, it wasn’t that much of a step to the GX. The only difference was learning the switchology of the G1000Hs and having a tail camera. All it really means is I can now fill in at other 407GX bases for overtime.
     
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    True, but ones not prohibited seem to be on the rarer side. (BTW, I meant to type "Skycatcher" in my post but hadn't had enough coffee)
     
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    Awesome! Cool deal!
     
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    and behind the panel is a bit (a very little bit) of actual flying skill.
     
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