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Old 12-19-2022, 11:25 AM
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The clashing on the back side is still a concern...
On my panel I anticipated I'd have to cut a hole in the subpanel between the main panel and the firewall due to the length of the radio stack (I did a 3D CAD design same as you). What I didn't anticipate (panel built by specialists) was the room needed for the wiring which was considerable. Recommend you get some pix if the connectors and wiring of completed panels to avoid surprises.
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Old 12-19-2022, 12:58 PM
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If you want the mag & start switches in the middle of the panel, by all means go for it. But, they don't have to be there in order to fly from the right.

The RV7 Panel is tiny compared to even a 172. You can reach pretty much anything on the panel from either seat.
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Old 12-26-2022, 03:07 PM
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If you want the mag & start switches in the middle of the panel, by all means go for it. But, they don't have to be there in order to fly from the right.

The RV7 Panel is tiny compared to even a 172. You can reach pretty much anything on the panel from either seat.
True, my wife prefers flying right seat PIC so she reaches everything easily from over there. Regular right seat PIC means we are going with a dual G3X screen set up on our panel upgrade with the back up G5 in the center at the top of the stack.

For IFR flying from the right seat solo she will easily be able to shoot an approach to minimums using the standby ADI with course guidance in the worst case scenario. We practice failure modes as part of pilot proficiency so this comes from experience in other aircraft configured for regular IFR flight.
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Old 12-31-2022, 04:29 PM
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This is my 3rd rev incorporating the additional feedback. I'll probably add a v-speed placard to the right side of the right screen as well as the passenger warning label. The garmin stack will conflict with the rear panel, but it'll be much more manageable now that they're located towards the bottom of the panel. There's approximately 0.5" between the HDX screens and center stack which will accommodate the longitudinal ribs.

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I was initially going to water jet the panel, but after modeling the cut outs in 2D I think it will be easy enough to cut everything with a cuttoff wheel.
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Old 01-01-2023, 12:05 AM
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Alright, rev 4 and I'm done. My OCD got the better of me and I spaced the Dynon mini panels evenly. Time to cut!

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The minimum number of planes one should own is one. The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of planes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of planes owned that would result in separation from your partner.

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