Awesome Larry. I am taking my time on this panel which is why I decided to 
start all over again with the addition of the Dynon EMS. 
To address Stephen's comments on trying to keep up with technology, I can 
attest that I fly what I can afford. This is my third iteration of panel 
changes because I started with a set of steam gauges and a Dynon D10 EFIS which 
I traded for a Dynon D60 EFIS and now a friend upgraded his RV and removed the 
D180 and offered it to me at a price that I could not turn down. I was going to 
sell the D60 when he suggested that I use the D60 as an EFIS and the D180 as an 
EMS and remove all those steam gauges... Awesome idea... so here I am in my 
third iteration of a panel and I swear that this is it... this is what I will 
fly with especially since there is very little left to do on the airplane other 
than my elusive engine start and taxi testing... 
Luis R Claudio KR2S, N8981S, Dallas Texas  
    On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 02:53:52 PM CDT, Flesner via KRnet 
<> wrote:  
Another thing on instrument panels.  Give some thought to the layout.  
I've seen many panels in home built airplanes that have no rhyme or 
reason and look like they were just thrown together with "here's what I 
got, throw it against the panel and see what sticks".  Except for the 
newer glass panels you won't find two experimentals with the same layout.

Before you start, determine what you want on the panel and then try to 
lay it out with flying in mind.  Don't start by mounting the first item 
and then see where the rest will fit.  Have the total panel finalized 
before you cut the first hole. If you notice on my panel  the flight 
instruments are laid out in the basic six pack that we've been flying 
behind for most of our flight time. My preference is to fly with right 
hand on the stick and left hand on the throttle when the airplane has a 
stick instead of a yoke. Notice all my switches and knobs are on the 
left side so I never have to take my hand off the stick to operate 
including the fuel selector valves on front side of the forward spar.  
Can you reach everything with your shoulder belts tight?  Anything 
"secondary" is all on the right side, information gauges, transponder, 
cabin heat, etc., that can wait until I have time to switch hands.  Make 
your panel as "certified" as possible to eliminate confusion or 
mistakes.  Lay things out the way YOU want them.  Most dual control 
stick aircraft have a center mounted throttle.  That's not the way I 
wanted to fly it so I set mine up the way I wanted to fly it with 
throttle on the left sidewall.  700+ hours and I wouldn't change a thing.

Larry Flesner

Southern Illinois

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