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Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 pm
by Johnny C!
Ted,
How do you like the Enigma?

I have one & I hope to install my
panel this Friday!

Great idea on the compass mount!

Also, what is your glare shield made from?

Merry Christmas!

John

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:51 pm
by Trilander Ted
John: I bought an Enigma because it had more features {GPS} and a lower price than the Dinon, and still does. It took a long time to learn to use it well, I'm a computer Nerd for sure. Like most guys, I used leftover Lexan from the windows to make the two piece glare shield, Its tough fit and uses the wind screen nuts to hold up the the forward halves. One half has a strip glued under it that keeps it even, the rear porition S/S sheet metel screws. Top it off with some fabric from your seats. I spent sooo much time "fiddilin" with "stuff" like this, and I'm glad I did, because it's fun. Hope this helps,and I'll be gone for Christmas. Thanks for the Christmas greeting and enjoy your Christmas as well.....Ted

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:12 pm
by Johnny C!
Thanks, Ted.

Be safe!

John

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:07 pm
by Ewalk02
Laid out the big items on my panel tonight. It didn't come out perfect but it should definitely do the trick! I'm sure once everything is painted it will look 10x better. What do you guys think? Also, are people mounting the throttle on that big tab on the middle/bottom of the panel area? The one that has the airplanes serial number?

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:00 am
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Nice panel Ewalk02, what guage sheet did you use?

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:50 pm
by jtaylor
If everybody else is going to show off....

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:14 pm
by gme9261236
Where did tou get that throttle quadrant? Any more pics? I hate the vernier throttle I have,I find it tough to use with the heavy rotax carb springs. thanks Glenn

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:04 pm
by danerazz
That is a sonex throttle quadrant. Are you using an aero-carb?

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:50 pm
by jtaylor
That is indeed a sonex throttle quad, it is hooked to the aeroinjector. Feeding a Jab 3300. The black mount I fabricated. I felt bolting it right to the panel was too high and too far away. Seems like a nice simple part. The only thing I did not like about it is the cable nut clamps the cable to the lower lever tight so the cable nut cannot swivel. Makes the cable bend at both extremes of throw, and makes the travel feel springy and weird. Machined up a swiveling one with a set screw and ta-da! Only one extra hour of work and a brand new part can be made to work right.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:59 pm
by SheepdogRD
jtaylor wrote:That is indeed a sonex throttle quad, it is hooked to the aeroinjector. Feeding a Jab 3300 . . .

Did you replace the Bing during the build, or did you decide to do it after flying with the Bing?
How's the AeroInjector been -- would you recommend it?
Do you have any pictures of the modified cable nut if we want to do the same thing?

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:16 am
by jtaylor
Well, can't tell how it runs, haven't even started it yet, but so close. We went aeroinjector mainly for simplicity. When you have it in your hand, it is so beautifully simple it is almost hard to believe it works. Hopefully it does. You end up losing the weight and complexity of the fuel pump, choke, carb heat and mixer box. No primer either. You gain mixture control (which I consider a plus). It has to get rid of a few pounds. After many years of building race cars, I learned if you leave a part or system off it can't bend, break or fall off. Since my fuel pump is gravity, if it quits, that's the least of my problems. I didn't take pictures of the cable nut, but if I did it all over again, I would just take the stock nut and center drill it and tap for a #4 or #6 set screw. The sonex plan has a external nylock and washer that binds against the lever. Bad plan if you would prefer the throttle cable not snappped off. One interesting thing is the aeroinjector has no bellcrank type arm to have a return spring, it is all internal. So in the event of something going wrong with the cable, the position of the slide valve would be anybodys guess. Gravity and vibration maybe to the closed position.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:52 pm
by xpflyr
SheepdogRD wrote:
jtaylor wrote:That is indeed a sonex throttle quad, it is hooked to the aeroinjector. Feeding a Jab 3300 . . .

Did you replace the Bing during the build, or did you decide to do it after flying with the Bing?
How's the AeroInjector been -- would you recommend it?
Do you have any pictures of the modified cable nut if we want to do the same thing?

Will be interesting to see how my set up works with the 3300. I had a heat box that came with my engine and like the Bing self-compinsating carb. The " Cobra Head " came with my engine as well.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:54 pm
by Mark Jones
Pic of my Panel.

I have since changed the ASI and moved the GPS. I have changed the radio from a usless Microair to a 8.33 Funkwerk ART833. The compas is now on top of the panel and the GPS is were the compas was. I will shortly be fitting a Funkwerk TRT800 Mod S Transponder where the GPS was.

Regards
Mark + G-POZA UL260i

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:35 pm
by FredHoffman
Just finished my panel, whew ! Figured I'd post it in this section of the forum. I fit a 10' Dynon in, but tried my best to minimize the size of the panel. On the right side is an ipad air mount by FlyPad. A local machine shop helped me make the bends in the panel. Took a second try to get it right. On the bottom I am using an EXP Bus. I flush riveted supports at the sides and across the entire top of the panel, the .040 metal panel is very rigid now. After it was done I had it powder coated.

Re: How about some panel pictures?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:03 am
by Jack L
Very nice Fred, it looks like a certified aircraft installation.

Jack