A Stitts Skycoupe Restoration Project

The Stitts Skycoupe is also known as Stitts SA7 D

Friday, February 22, 2013

Instrument panel mockup

Skycoupe instrument panel mockup 2/22/2013

Yes, a few BCAC members have been making progress this winter.  For instance, at Noel Falwell's suggestion, Kent created this mockup of a new instrument panel with full-scale images of instruments tentatively planned for the airplane.  Following is a list of instruments being considered or already purchased:

Stits SA-7D Skycoupe Instrument List

  1. GPS/Moving Map - iFly 700 GPS gimbal mount + antenna
      • http://ifly.adventurepilot.com/HOME.aspx
      • Dimensions: 7 1/4" X 4 1/2" X 3/4"
  2. MGL Flight-2 Primary Flight Instrument (MGL Velocity Single)
      • http://www.mglavionics.co.za/
      • Dimensions: 3.346" X 3.346" X 2.047"
  3. MGL E1 Universal Engine Monitor
      • http://www.mglavionics.co.za/
      • Dimensions: 3.346" X 3.346" X 2.047"
  4. Radios
    1. Garmin Apollo Slimline SL-30 NAV/COMM
      • http://www8.garmin.com/products/sl30/
      • Dimensions: 1.3"H x 6.25" W x 10.5" D
    1. Garmin Apollo Slimline SL-40 COMM
      • http://www8.garmin.com/products/sl40/
      • Dimensions: 1.3"H x 6.25" W x 10.5" D
    1. MGL V-6 w/Intercom
      • http://www.mglavionics.com/html/radios.html
      • Dimensions: 2.40"H x 2.40" W x 4.2" D
  1. Intercom
    1. Flightcom 403mc (donated by Michael Crowder)
      • http://www.flightcom.net/general-aviation/intercoms-ga/403mc/
      • Dimensions: 2.375″ W x 1″ H x 2.625" D
    1. MGL V-6 COMM w/Intercom (see above)

  1. Transponder
    1. Garmin GTX-327 $1200
      • http://www8.garmin.com/products/gtx327/index.html
      • Dimensions: 6.25"H x 1.65" W x 8.73" D
  1. Fuel/Air Mixture gauge = Innovate MTX-L AFR
      • http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/MTXL.php
      • Dimensions: 2.0625"H x 2.0625" W x ~3.0" D
  1. Inclinometer
      • http://aircraftproducts.wicksaircraft.com/item/aircraft-instruments/inclinometer/1576s?
      • Dimensions: 3.5"H x 1.5" W (surface mount)
  1. Throttle Dia. 1.5" ?
  2. Mixture Dia. 1.5" ?
  3. Primer (?)
  4. Magnetic compass
      • http://aircraftproducts.wicksaircraft.com/item/falcon-gauges/falcon-gauge-magnetic-compasses/mcdn-2?&plpver=10&origin=keyword&by=prod&filter=0
      • Dimensions: 2.0" Dia.
  1. Switches Left - Contura-2, Carling
    1. Master On/Off
    2. L-Mag On/Off
    3. R-Mag On/Off
    4. Starter - momentary switch
  2. Switches Right - Contura-2, Carling
    1. Future use
  3. Fuse panel - Bussman
  4. Headset sockets right/left
  5. Map box

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