Saturday, June 20, 2009
Belite Avionics / Instrument Panel Coming Along
We've gotten a lot done in the last couple of weeks.
Engine installation; test run; aircraft weight; cg analysis.
One of the things I'm most pleased with is our panel.
It's a really cool little panel -- everything you need; a little steam; a little digital. A gizmo dock for a Garmin 496.
I'd really appreciate feedback on the layout. We can move a few things around before our rollout next week; we may cut another panel prior to Oshkosh.
Switches are as follows: magneto on/kill; momentary starter (left side).
The four switches are: avionics power; nav lights; landing light; extra switch.
The demo unit has a MicroAir transceiver and a Becker transponder.
Note the fuel gauge as well! :-)
I think I'll add a voltmeter as well.
This panel was cut from birch plywood and will be stained and finished in the next few days.