Accommodate the 6 flight instruments
Two axis of trim tab indicators
Instrument and panel lighting
Panel mounted Radio and Transponder
Dual Throttle, single pilot side mixture, carb heat
Cool and hot cabin air controls
Simple fuel management system
Modular panel (allow disassembly)
Step 1: Look around
my favorite one!
2: Dream on
A good tool to help dreaming is available
right here on the internet. Experimental Panel Builder is provided
as a free service at http://sonexlinks.com/panelbuilder/.
This is really a fun and great program! Here are some of the panels
I've been dreaming about:
and more seriously:
this stage, I am not sure how things exactly fit in the available
space. Experimental Panel Builder's instruments and avionics are not
exactly at scale and I need to draw this either on paper or on a CAD
program to know more.
Step 3: Draw the panel
am using a drawing software to draw the layout of the panel and then, the
instruments. These are some of the iterations I went through.
of my friends advised me to add cross-marks in each corner of a
rectangular cut-out to ease drilling at exact location when making the
cut-out. Of course, I add cross-marks at the center of every
instrument, knob and switch holes.
2 and 3 until satisfied
In all, I drew 23 draft
versions of my instrument panel. Hopefully, I will finish this soon!