Anyone using a Glass display ....

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Re: Anyone using a Glass display ....

Postby mmarien » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:29 pm

Good to know Ed. I personally like the idea of minimal authentic gas gauges rather than a glass panel. I have a Glasair with a Dynon Skyview that gets me xcountry. The Hatz will be my barnstormer. I'll probably never go beyond my comfort zone so never need more than pilotage to get me there. I fly out of a mode C airspace so been trying to figure out how to hide the radio and xponder.

I haven't done a lot of research but I did find a couple of places that do custom gauges for automobiles. I 'm going to check to see if I can get them to duplicate something like this:

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with a modern version:

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They can probably take any gauge and place it behind a new front with an antique looking dial and lettering. Except for airspeed and an altimeter, the basic engine gauges are the same as automobile gauges.
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