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Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:06 pm
by xpflyr
"Xpflyr, I like the looks of your panel, but I don't think you are going to get a magnetic compass to work in that location."

I'm pretty sure you're right. I don't think there is a spot on the panel where it would work. I'll probably end up with one mounted on the top of the panel and even there it may not be free of magnetic interference.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:43 pm
by KevinC
I didn't degauss my airframe and am unable to mount a compass anywhere inside the aircraft where it didn't read "SW". I decided I didn't need one...

k

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:41 pm
by alan
Ditto.

My Lowrance 2000C works quite well for a compass.

Alan

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:12 pm
by scubarider2
Yea, except you can't get any updates on the Lowrance any longer :twisted:
Dennis

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:26 pm
by av8rps
Thanks for all the great input guys. I got some really great ideas, more than I ever expected. Now I am totally rethinking my plan, so I have to regroup :D . All good stuff though. So thanks again.

Paul S

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:58 pm
by javier pastor
Hola. este es el panel que llevo montado en mi Highlander #159. espero sirva de ayuda.

Felices vuelos

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:15 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Tiene buen aspecto! It looks good!

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:16 pm
by Gary H
Dave,, where's your plane????? In the air yet? I see you out on the water,, info please.

GW

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:15 am
by av8rps
javier pastor wrote:Hola. este es el panel que llevo montado en mi Highlander #159. espero sirva de ayuda.

Felices vuelos


I'm sorry to say I can't read spanish, but it appears your panel is higher than a normal panel. Can you tell me how high it is?

And how about a side view picture of it? Does it match the lines of the cowl top? I'm thinking of doing the same with mine so anything you can show in pictures would help me to figure that out.

Oh, and nice job on that panel. Very nice.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:22 pm
by javier pastor
av8rps wrote:
javier pastor wrote:Hola. este es el panel que llevo montado en mi Highlander #159. espero sirva de ayuda.

Felices vuelos


I'm sorry to say I can't read spanish, but it appears your panel is higher than a normal panel. Can you tell me how high it is?

And how about a side view picture of it? Does it match the lines of the cowl top? I'm thinking of doing the same with mine so anything you can show in pictures would help me to figure that out.

Oh, and nice job on that panel. Very nice.



Hello, I don´t speak English very well, sorry.
I´m 1,80 mt tall and I don´t have problem for see front me (picture 01820)
I hope this pictures help you to make your panel
Regards, Javier

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:42 pm
by javier pastor
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javier pastor wrote:
av8rps wrote:
javier pastor wrote:Hola. este es el panel que llevo montado en mi Highlander #159. espero sirva de ayuda.

Felices vuelos


I'm sorry to say I can't read spanish, but it appears your panel is higher than a normal panel. Can you tell me how high it is?

And how about a side view picture of it? Does it match the lines of the cowl top? I'm thinking of doing the same with mine so anything you can show in pictures would help me to figure that out.

Oh, and nice job on that panel. Very nice.



Hello, I don´t speak English very well, sorry.
I´m 1,80 mt tall and I don´t have problem for see front me (picture 01820)
I hope this pictures help you to make your panel
Regards, Javier


Sorry, error, look the second drawing

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:32 am
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Gary H wrote:Dave,, where's your plane????? In the air yet? I see you out on the water,, info please.

GW


Must be some other ugly, gnarly looking bird.... we've been in the hangar since September.

Tore out ALL engine and airframe wiring and removed the Composite Designs power panel that I never liked to replace with toggle switch circuit breakers, new wire, better and more redundant guages, & completely new engine wire harness. New, larger, higher in the middle by ~1 1/2 " instrument panel too that tilts out easily for work. About the same size as Javier's but, forward of the panel metal, it drops down flat right behind the panel to the cowl area in order to leave a flat space to throw the headsets in.

Welded shut a half inch opening in the exhaust line that powers the turbocharger that was spilling lots of exhaust and playing havoc with our boost readings and ultimate power output levels.

A very knowledgable racing engine guy performed a computerized engine diagnostics and determined we were only getting about 90 HP the way the engine was rigged! Probably have to repitch the prop one more time. Will do full power tests very soon to see....

Also cleaned up the proof-of-concept belly radiators for drag reduction by raking them back as planned and increased water radiator efficiency with a custom all-aluminum radiator.

Degaussing airframe too.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:39 pm
by stede52
Holy Cow Dave!!!!! You've been busy!!!

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:45 pm
by Trilander Ted
This panel is six years old, and I have moved the compass from the hole that now has the airspeed mount,to a high forward position in the wind screen. I used a 1/8th by 2"x4" aluminum extrusion about nine inches long. It's a trickey fit, but it nice and solid, plus easy to view. I realize that my Lorance 2000 is over the hill "stuff", but I like it enough that bought a second new one on E-bay for safety sake. I really like my enigma "glass", I know there's new an better stuff, so don't be afraid of "glass", it's the way to go.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:47 pm
by stede52
Excellent idea!!