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Old 10-07-2006, 02:00 AM
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I was watching a documentary the other day about the evolution of aviation instrument panels over the years. One thing that caught my attention: the pull-out tablet in the Airbus instrument panel, just right for a snack and a cup of your favorite beverage, or a place to lay down your sectionals, or as a notebook with back-up instruments and a moving map display.
I'm reserving the center of my instrument panel for such a slot.
Six-pack on the left, radios and transponders on the right, tablet/tablet-PC/notebook front and center.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:38 AM
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I believe Mark zeitlin made one already for the passenger side
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:36 AM
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Then I'll be in good company, I didn't know that; thank you Buly.
I believe a notebook / sub-notebook has a definite place in the middle of the instrument panel, where there's ample room for unfolding.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:15 PM
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Ku- That was a six pack of tomato juice right?!
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:38 PM
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Nah, just the standard six-pack of instruments.
Of course, since my first couple of years will be confined to flying within Greek borders strictly VFR, what do I need instruments for? To hell with it, Dennis pass me that Bud six-pack will you?
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:01 PM
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I think an onboard computer goes without saying. There is way too much interesting stuff happening on computers, to not put one in a plane. So I wont need a pocket to put my one in.

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what do I need instruments for?
You dont need all the IFR stuff, or half of the VFR stuff, but in NZ you must be able to tell how fast you going, how high you are, and how long you have been airborne for. I think life without the VSI would be hard also - maybe your ASI will do ok for that. But if you are going to test fly it yourself, you will need to instrument it properly.

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Old 10-07-2006, 11:30 PM
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I believe Mark zeitlin made one already for the passenger side
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