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    Help me plan my instrument panel

    Greetings guys


    Please give me your opinion, I am in the planing phase for the cockpit instrument panel. You know how it works... measure twice, cut once.
    Well, I would like advice before going further in cutting the frame of my instrument panel for my cockpit

    It is based on a cessna 150. I have panel overlays from actual cessnas (yeah, I know, from two different model of cessna 150) and want to interface actual avionics instruments - I am already in the process.

    I am adding a VOR to the cessna, I don't think the cessna 150 panel layout was meant to have a VOR, I seem to run short on room for this size instrument on the overlays! lol
    I am thinking of putting it on the right hand side panel instead of the left hand side panel, is that even thinkable?

    here's my current planing. I think it makes sense. But, some instruments require additionnal wood cutting if I am to go with that, so please let me know if there's anything I might have omitted. Is there anything important missing?
    Thanks for your honest opinion.

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    Re: Help me plan my instrument panel

    Unless I squeeze the heading indicator on top of the LHS. The overlay calls for a smaller dial; I don't have one and will have to scratchbuild anyway, so I'll make it work on the smaller side, move things around, here's what I currently have in mind:

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    Re: Help me plan my instrument panel

    Very old panels overlays, not follow today´s standard.
    Left panel is older than right panel (left panel from a 1965 150E and the right panel, from a 1966-1967 150F or 150G)
    Diagram from manual:
    Left Panel:


    Description: 10= Airspeed, 11=Altimeter, 12=Turn Coordinator, 14=Analog Clock 13= Vertical Speed Indicator, 56= VOR or ILS
    8=Attitude Indicator, 9= Heading Indicator 21= Compass card


    Right Panel: as indicated, in Radio (54) you can put a single VOR or ADF.


    If you need more detailed info, i can send the manual.
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    Horacio.
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    Re: Help me plan my instrument panel

    Or you can make a new modern panel....
    Try this....

    http://www.aircraftpanel.com/c150.html

    Knowing the diameter of the instruments, you can use this drawings as template..

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    Re: Help me plan my instrument panel

    Thanks!
    I would be interested in getting these manual.

    The two panels were supposed to be a "matching set" when I ordered online. Did I mention that I have been having problems with my supplier?
    Anyway, now I have these and plan on using them. Just to find the best components placement before cutting. My second placement picture is very close to what your first picture describe, but I could leave the VOR in the rhs where I thought it would fit: that's the appropriate spot 54 you mentioned.

    I couldn't get these manual and went by deduction, seems I wasn't too far off.

    Merci beaucoup.

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    Re: Help me plan my instrument panel

    Here is the manual...

    https://www.redskyventures.org/doc/c...artsManual.pdf

    from page 232, are the instruments panels and a list of pieces and description.

    Regards.
    Horacio.

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