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I'd love to do that, but I'm sure there's no room here for the 50+ configurations I've gone through over the past 3 years. I keep my website updated with my "Top 3" choices. If you'd like to see more, email my privately. I assume you've been to it since you eluded to the "kitchen sink"? :-)

 

I guess by now EVERYONE is aware of www.epanelbuilder.com. A great site for evaluating your own panel designs.

Wayne Hicks

Cozy IV Plans #678

http://www.ez.org/pages/waynehicks

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It's really hard to concentrate on ATC and flight watch while intermittently listening to Top Gun. Most of my flying is done on IFR flight plans. That being said, the solution for me will be an MP3 player plugged in as auxiliary input. No sense hauling around CDs and the like.

Wayne Hicks

Cozy IV Plans #678

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That is NICE! I like the carbon and how it all comes together. Is the top part removable?

Thanks....yes, everything goes together with screws. I will post some more pictures so you can see how it goes together. There are two 1/2" carbon and honeycomb shelves or trays that go side to side and are bolted to a carbon flange which is epoxied to the fuselage sides, and all the aluminum pieces that hold the avionics are fastened to them. Since the plans panel is structural, I wanted to make it as strong as possible. The lower tray is also fastened to a piece attatched to the wheel well, and to the carbon piece in the center.

If I was starting from scratch, I would change some things, as there is a lot of new equipment available now....but I will stick with what I have or this project will never be finished....

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Life is much too Important to be taken Seriously

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This was my panel after installing the Trio Avionics altitude hold this past winter. Since then I have removed the Alpine CD player and opted for the MP3 input like Wayne mentions above. The audio panel has been swapped out for a PMA8000B with the music input on the front face of the unit. Also added but not viewable is a Garmin GDL69 weather datalink that interfaces with the MX-20.

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Brian DeFord

Cozy MK-IV N309BD 'Blonde Streak'

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I think I'm coming down with a case of 'panel envy'.

 

I like the curved ergonomics of the passenger side instruments. Sounds like a great improvement to your audio as well.

Jon Matcho :busy:
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Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Resume building a Cozy Mark IV

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Here's what $23K will get you, ready for Day\Night VFR\IFR, including 2-axis autopilot, dual redundant EFIS displays, 2.25" backup ADI, ASI and ALT, and a serious engine monitor. Just a picture at this point, probably need to plan to add another $3500 for a Blue Mountain Sport for the GIB! :D

 

Enjoy!

 

John - Open-EZ Planner

 

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That looks really nice ! Where did you find a 2 1/4 Attitude Indicator that doesn't cost $5,000 ?

I think that one is a Mid-Continent unit and it was ~$2K from Wicks or AS&S IIRC. Van's actually has a great selection as well and the costs are good due to their volume - too bad Van can't sell those airplanes of his. :D

 

I am not completely sold on the need for stby's with 2 independent EFIS systems, especially if they run on separate busses and one has a stby battery which is how I would plan to do it - just used to seeing stby's on the glass panel aircraft I have worked on over the years (military and business aircraft).

 

Thanks!

 

John

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Thanks....I agree, I don't really see the need when you have two independent BMA EFIS systems.....Put that money toward the EFIS for the GIB....:D

Life is much too Important to be taken Seriously

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Here's what I had when I bought the plane. My only addition is the GPS296. Somehow this setup is very good in flight, everything is where you want it. Its NVFR and the next step is to go Full IFR which needs the TSO'ed GPS and a CDI... Frankly, I like the 296 better than the expensive 430/530s... Its just not legal for IFR.

 

Anyone got a cheap Garmin 300XL and a 2" CDI which can go where the windup clock is on the right hand side? Wind-up clock??!! :envy:

 

Dave

 

P.S. Note the padlocked throttle (with a few bits of aluminium) - as required by Aussie law

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Dave

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I gots ta go get my drool rag....thats schwweeeeeet!:brocolli:

Self confessed Wingnut.

Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

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This is mine. All works well and they all talk to each other.

The compass is a tempory one. Not happy with the Falcon one I have which is hidden by the maps. The GRT's are the initial ones, I may upgrade to the high res ones at some stage but these are great as they are.

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