Dr M.status of panel ... to-date... C172L certified install...lots of work between top and bottom pix (attached)
I used .090 alum sheet (many sources including Spruce) and cut my own. This is a very thick material and is the same as original material. The good news is that there are very few holes to cut and they are (mostly) square so a scroll saw is what I used. I kept the 3-panel Cessna scheme as shown in this pix. That allows most flexibility and ease of integration. Instead of powder-coating the panels (which is quite popular), I covered mine with hair cell finish ABS which is super durable and is consistent with other interior plastic parts for a more seamless look-and-feel.
Dr. M, are you an A&P/AI or are you having someone sign off on this. After getting some estimates from some supposedly soon to be Dynon certified shops, what i have found is that they are pricing this comparibly to a Garmin install, like $60k, instead of around $25k that seems reasonable. If you can have an AI sign off on your work I might pursue that avenue myself, but I don't know if that is legal yet. Any help is appreciated.status of panel ... to-date... C172L certified install...lots of work between top and bottom pix (attached)