courtesy of Van’s Aircraft

 As mentioned on the Why an RV-12 page, I plan to make some mods and additions with the instrument panel. One of the objectives of this plane is to be IFR equipped and capable.

At this point I have not yet decided on what avionics suite to use but of course am investigating. Instrument panels have changed since I built my first two RVs, fully integrated EFIS suites are now the standard, interoperability is significant, and all of today’s suites are much more componentized rather than being all in one box. As you would expect the wiring is far more complex as well. 

I’m planning to start with the Van’s dual screen panel options, either Dynon or Garmin, as my foundation and build on that. I’ll use the left and right instrument panel sections as Van’s provides to save time, but plan on cutting a custom center section. I also may build a custom center console section below the instrument panel. 

We all love looking at panel plans so stay tuned and I’ll post a graphic panel plan once I get some things figured out.