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 Post subject: Post shots of your Panel!
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2009, 00:52 
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Half of the reason I got into airplanes is because I love gadgets and avionics are some of the best gadgets around. Here's my latest:

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Center stack (top to bottom):
PS Eng. PMA 8000B audio panel
Avidyne EX500 MFD
Garmin GNS480 GPS-MapNavCom
King KN-64 DME
King KX155 NavCom w/GS
Garmin GTX327 Xpndr

Right side:
JPI EDM-760
Davtron DVOR

Left side floating panel:
Icarus SAM
Castlebury electric AI
King KCS-55 HSI
Radio coupler for autopilot

Lower left side:
Century C-III autopilot w/GS coupler
BF Goodrich WX1000 stormscope
KNI-520 CDI/OBS

Yoke/wheel:
Davtron "Beech" clock/timer
Garmin GPS296

In the nose:
Bendix RDS-81 radar
Avidyne/Ryan TAS610
KG102A Gyro (part of HSI)
HeadsUp XM Wx receiver
KN-72 NAV/LOC converter
XE-Vision HID flasher

In the tail:
WX1000 processor


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great idea - post 'em up guys!

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Location: Knoxville, TN (KDKX)
Aircraft: 1972 Bonanza V35B
Center stack:
Garmin 340 audio panel
GNS430...GPS/com
GNS155XL...GPS
King KX155...Nav/com w/glide slope
KT76A...transponder
JensenAir <G> AM/FM/CD
Far Right:
JPI700..engine monitor
Suction/pressure gauge
Hobbs meter
Passenger music input controls
Center:
AMS2000 Shadin Altitude Management System
Engine and fuel gauges
Far Left, floating panel:
S-Tec30 autopilot w/ altitude hold
CDI/glide slope indicator
Annunciator panel
Electric clock
Five flight control instruments
Sub panel: (hidden by control cross bar)
CDI/glide slope indicator for KX155
GPSS control unit
Control wheel:
Davtron digital clock/timer
Electric trim
auto-pilot disconnect
Altitude hold/disconnect
OAT/compass on/off switch
PTT switch at rear of handle
Garmin196 on Angerole cross bar mount

Added since the photo is a Rene brand flight desk (thanks Russ) mounted on the center control column.

And...very importantly...just to the right of the center column is a small gold angel "Meighan", named for my deceased daughter. My Guardian Angel


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Max,

What is that under the glare shield lighting? I need I need....

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What is that under the glare shield lighting? I need I need....

Beginning in 1971 Beech put a slightly green translucent panel on the bottom of the glareshield and put several small dimmable lights in it. It is basically flood lighting.

I would guess it could be retrofitted to the P35 glareshield but the components would be in the neighborhood of 1~2k plus labor (it is actually a complicated system with parts mounted under the seat, inside the engine power panel, on the lower sub-panel and finally the lights themselves).

A lesser expensive solution would be an overhead mounted LED, not permanently installed. See Mike Caban's CSOB web site.

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 Post subject: Re: Post shots of your Panel!
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Lance,

That is a very nice panel! I would expect that from an EE. :D

I don't believe I've seen another Baron with the control bar mounted "V" down. They function well either way...lots more knee room mounted "V" up. It appears the cross bar is not level. Is it tightly secured? If not, and allowed to rotate up and down the set screw can seriously score the center column.

More on controls: The earlier Bo's and Travel Airs had two adjustable positions, high and low, on the single control bars (throw-over style). There were two pin slots on each side of the center column. Later versions have only one on each side, centered. I like the high/low choices of the earlier models. My IA/CFII releases the pin and drops the control wheel to its lowest (but unsecured) position when he flies my plane but I don't like it quite that low.

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Location: Raleigh, NC (KRDU)
Precision Aviation Vertical Card Compass (added after picture)
Osborne Tip Tank Dual Fuel Quantity Indicator (added after picture)

From left to right (in addition to stock gauges):
Artex ME-406 ELT w/NAV interface
JPI EDM-700 3" w/Fuel Flow
Garmin KDI-209 CDI w/Glideslope
Icarus SAM GPSS w/Instrument Pressure Alert
3M WX-11 Stormscope
Garmin GMA-347 Audio Panel
Garmin GMX-200 MFD w/Traffic, ChartView & GDL-69A XM Weather & Radio
Garmin GNS-480 GPS & Radio (primary) w/Traffic
Garmin GTX-330 Transponder (primary)
Co-pilot gauges
King KX-155 Radio (secondary)
King KT-76A Transponder (secondary)
King KFC-200 Autopilot


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Location: St. Pete, FL
Aircraft: BE 58
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Shadin Altitude Alert at top
PN 101 HSI (one of the best... but old)

STec 60-2
WX 1000
JPI 760
Radar Altimeter

Attachment:
PixPanel480-s.JPG


Shadin Digiflow

KMA 24
Avidyne EX 500
GNS 480
Trimble 2000A
KX155
KT76A
KR87

Monroy Traffic 300
PS Engineering 3000 Intercom
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Behind the scenes:
RDR 130 that plays on the EX 500
Dual HID lights
396 and IPod missing from pix that plugs into Intercom


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Here's mine.
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I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.

Right Side:
Vacuum
Anti Ice
Load (ooh, they moved!)
AI, Alt, Steam Guages
Mountain High Oxygen Guage

Center Stack:
PSE Audio
Garmin Xponder
Garmin 530w
Avidyne 500

Center:
Shadin FF Computer
OPT-1s

Floating Panel:
Icarus GPSS
Annunciators
6 Pack, etc.
Avionics Master

Sub-panel:
Autopilot & Boots
Garmin 430w
Insight Gem 1200

Also:
GDL69a Nexrad Receiver
Avidyne/Ryan TCAD Active Traffic


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Lance,

That is a very nice panel! I would expect that from an EE. :D
Thanks.

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I don't believe I've seen another Baron with the control bar mounted "V" down. They function well either way...lots more knee room mounted "V" up. It appears the cross bar is not level. Is it tightly secured? If not, and allowed to rotate up and down the set screw can seriously score the center column.


That's the way it was when I got the plane but I finally got around to flipping it over this year (after that picture was taken). It does have a little slop, the rotation is prevented by a protrusion in one of the collars that hold the yoke onto the center column. There is a spring loaded pin but it doesn't seat in a hole. I think the yoke was meant for a column with the hole in a different place. In any case I had to remove the pin when I flipped the yoke right side up so it wouldn't interfere with the flap switch. I don't think there's any "set screw" involved and the collar/yoke show no signs of wear. I liked the access to the panel better when the yoke was 'V' down but then there's no room for anything on your lap or thigh.

BTW I left out a few items in my lists, there's a Shadin fuel totalizer in the center which was modified to output serial data to the GPS, and the altimeter has a "baro pot" output which feeds the GPS and SAM so I only have to input the baro setting in one place. I also have an XM radio that used to sit between the seats on top of the fuel selector console but has recently been mounted above the autopilot.

Next on my list of panel upgrades is the addition of Xerion's twin engine Auracle (hopefully this spring or summer). That will replace the Shadin and the JPI along with just about all the other gauges (fuel, loadmeters, MP, Tach, CHT/OilTemp/OilPress, and maybe suction. I think the only remaining gauge will be the alcohol tank level. Someday I'd like to replace the flight instruments with a PFD of some sort, currently leaning towards the Avidyne 4000. I was hankerin for the Aspen PFD but I think it's just a bit too small for my old eyes.

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More on controls: The earlier Bo's and Travel Airs had two adjustable positions, high and low, on the single control bars (throw-over style). There were two pin slots on each side of the center column. Later versions have only one on each side, centered. I like the high/low choices of the earlier models. My IA/CFII releases the pin and drops the control wheel to its lowest (but unsecured) position when he flies my plane but I don't like it quite that low.


I have been contemplating getting a single yoke, I would like to be able to adjust it up and down like I could in my Bonanza. I wonder if my column has the two holes? Seems like the pin on my dual yoke is centered on the arm which probably means there's only one hole in the column since the pin doesn't engage.

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Center:
Shadin FF Computer
OPT-1s

Floating Panel:
Icarus GPSS
Annunciators
6 Pack, etc.
Avionics Master


What is a OPT-1?

Which GPS do you use for primary nav the 430 or the 530? Seems like the 430 would be handier but the 530 is bigger.

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Paul Hekman:

Why not place the XM/GPS antennae under the glare shield (away from the center column and scissor behind the panel)?? Reception will not be hindered.

Route the wires so as to come out near the wire coil. Then route the wires through the center of the coil with a few twists for slack. The wires will "disappear". It will be a much better looking and functioning set-up.

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Lance

The 430 is primary (you're right, because it's closer).

It's crossfed to the 530, too, so I'll use the 430 in hard IFR, the 530 otherwise.

The OPT-1 is primary replacement for oil pressure and temp. See webpage below.

http://www.buy-ei.com/Pages/OPT-1/OPT-1_Overview.html


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Paul Hekman:

Why not place the XM/GPS antennae under the glare shield (away from the center column and scissor behind the panel)?? Reception will not be hindered.

Route the wires so as to come out near the wire coil. Then route the wires through the center of the coil with a few twists for slack. The wires will "disappear". It will be a much better looking and functioning set-up.


Thanks; great suggestion - I didn't know you could mount these under the glareshield. I'm still experimenting with the 396 location. I now have it just behind the yoke, but in this location it covers the backup AI and HI. I replaced the location in the picture with a plate mount. I'm now trying to find a mount that puts it on the front side of the yoke rather than the back side.


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