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ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:40 pm
by Conor Hickey
Here's my first go at arranging the instruments for the 15's panel. Any thoughts?

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:24 am
by ShaunM
Always lots of options...

Firstly, if you are happy with that layout I would put the mech vario on the left, ASI on the right the altimeter below. Then you have the LCD Vario close to the mechanical and the 5000. ASI and Varios are used the most.

My personal preference would be the LCD vario cente top, the 3x 80mm below (5000 ASI and mechanical vario) then altimeter below that. I would leave a suitable space for a panel mounted radio- bear in mind these can be reasonably long and heavy!). Compass can either be put on one of the extremes, at the top with the LCD vario or on the bottom
Stalk- it rarely gets used as you have a GPS!

I might have some pictures of a similar layout if that would help.

Cheers
Shaun

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:22 am
by Conor Hickey
Thanks Shaun, all help is appreciated.

Is this more in line with what you are thinking? I don't think this panel was designed for this many instruments, so the mounts are in awkward places. To try and leave room for the radio, do you think it would be better to try and put the compass further down on the stem, or just try to squeeze everything further up and outwards?

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:03 pm
by Alex
are you going to be using a pda connected to your LX? if you are it may be worth consideringwhich instrument is may partially cover?

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:32 pm
by Conor Hickey
There will be a PDA. But I'm hoping that it will be able to be positioned off to one side, over the screw for mounting the panel. Is that reasonable to assume?

That of course depends on seeing how much clearance there is from the canopy

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:54 pm
by baldrick
Also don't forget that some kind of radio should be installed as well.

I would recommend that this goes right at the bottom of the panel out of the way

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:58 pm
by ShaunM
Tricky, the 2 outer 80mm could maybe move up slightly to give more room on the edges- or swap the 5000 with the top 2 57mm? There will be plenty of room for a PDA on a gooseneck mount. What you have done in the 2nd pic is what I had in mind- as the arch isn't very pronounced on top seems better to put 2x 57mm or maybe 1x 80mm at the top rather than one. A 57mm radio looks like it could then go on the left side or the bottom stalk.

Cheers,
Shaun

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:31 pm
by Conor Hickey
We do have a radio. It will be interesting fitting it, but the plan is to try to mount it onto the stalk of the panel. I don't know the dimensions for it so at the moment I am simply leaving the space clear.

Is there any chance that a standard compass, like the one we have, is smaller than 57 mm? That template was just a guess. If it is smaller than 57 then it might make things easier.

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:46 pm
by Conor Hickey
What do you all think about this combination? I found that if I move the compass down onto the stem, that the empty space in the middle is actually big enough to fit another 80mm circle. I was thinking that this could be a good place to mount the radio.

Do you think that the spaces around these instruments will be large enough to accommodate the stuff behind the panel?

(Sorry for the poor picture quality on some of these)

Re: ASW 15 Panel

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:35 pm
by sam
I would swap the asi and mech vario so that the pda can go on the right and cover the vario rather than the asi.