The panel looks extremely simple and it is. There are a few switches, lights and fuses. The avionics consists of an MGL EFIS (left) and EMS (right), a Trig Radio and Transponder and an Airmaster Propeller Controller.
That’s it, at least for now. The two empty spaces are going to be filled with two ‘standard’ 10″ Android tablets. The right one will be used for navigation, running EasyVFR. The left tablet will run a Pyxis avionics system. That’s avionics that I develop myself.
I tried not to drop stuff in my cockpit, while the floor panels are partly open. However I failed and dropped parts twice in there. Since it’s a tailwheel the parts immediately roll towards the seat bulkhead (under the floor panels. The only way to get these parts out is lifting the tail and knock gently on the bottom.
The Co-Pilot stick is detachable, with the help of a DB9 plug, the switches on top of the stick are connected.
Routing the wires from the sticks to the Console hardware is a challange. Also I installed the Flyleds main board right under the floor panels.
Now that the Wind shield bar is installed, the Canopy can be final fitted. Note the holes in the Forward Top skin. I’ve inserted them in case I need de-fog air flow.
As part of the aircraft registration in the Netherlands, a fire-resistant identification plate is required. I’ve taken the liberty to also add the main aircraft information on the plate.
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