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Scope Creep :eek: are two words that are project killers but I'm thinking I may make a mod that I had not previously defined when I started my project (what are the odds of that?:rolleyes:)


In the Berkut, the instrument panel starts out perpendicular to the floor but it changes angle by 7 degrees to create a better angle of view to the panel. I'm looking at cutting out the upper part of my panel and angle it at 7 degrees as well.


Has anyone done this, or are there any Berkut fliers that can address the effectiveness of this mod?

T Mann - Loooong-EZ/20B Infinity R/G Chpts 18

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That's an interesting idea, but keep in mind that you're very reclined in the seat.


I'm building a Cozy, and will keep the instrument panel bulkhead as-is until I get brave enough to cut it out and setup the right side to angle on a vertical plane towards the pilot as well as make the final panel removable.

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My long has the standard panel, the Open-EZ I'm building has the 7° slant your referring to. until I get the fuse tubbed up and am able to sit in it and see for myself then I guess I'll see if it's worth the trouble.


Those I've talked to say it makes the panel present a little better, if you can make a mock up and try it out and see what suits you best, I really don't think the slant vs. the standard would really make a big difference once your flying, some say it does...

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