I've decided a canard is the way to go for my first aircraft and I'm looking at Variezes/Long EZs. I know Longs are more popular, especially for IFR machines, but since this will be mostly a ship for myself, I can afford the extra weight of the equipment, and would like to capitalize in the lower cost of entry/higher efficiency of the Varieze.
In my research, I came across various articles from the 80s and early 90s with folks who had made their Variezes IFR-equipped. I wanted to reach out and see if folks have any examples of their panels they could share.
On a side-note: Plenty have told me that this isn't a plane to take into icing over the Rockies - as if that were the only reason one would have their instrument ticket. Rest assured, that isn't my intention. People seem to forget that you can fly IFR in VFR conditions, or might just want to break through a layer.
My thought is, if I cant find one mostly equipped, find their best airframe/engine I can and re-do the panel. But with limited space, obviously that can take some planning, so looking for some inspiration from you folks if it ends up that way.