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Tip on using white "Lacquer-Stik" to repaint engraved lettering on instrument panels.

Planning your aircraft instrument panel. Part 1. Enhancing ergonomics. Thinking about the "ideal" cockpit.
KITPLANES Dec 1995 (v.12#12) pg. 16

Designing your panel. Part 2. Selecting what equipment to install. What's available in combined-function instruments and automation.
KITPLANES Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 68

Designing your panel. Part 3. Future "glass" cockpits.
KITPLANES Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 46

Principles of good homebuilt panel design.
KITPLANES Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 58

Advice on inspection of an instrument panel and the maze of wiring and tubing found behind the panel.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1992 (v.14#9) pg. 9

Troubleshooting the transistorized panel light dimming system used in 1978-or-later Cessna singles.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1993 (v.15#3) pg. 7

Panel replacement. Part 1. Designing and fabricating a replacement sheet metal instrument panel for a Mooney airplane.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1994 (v.16#6) pg. 16

Panel replacement. Part 2. Getting the new panel installed and approved.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1994 (v.16#7) pg. 4

Proper wiring and wire-bundling procedures behind your instrument panel that you should insist on whenever any avionics work is performed.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1994 (v.16#10) pg. 24

Panel lighting. Ideas to spruce up a dark panel. Pros-and-cons of the various instrument lighting options.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1997 (v.19#6) pg. 8

Instrument panel preparation.
SPORT AVIATION May 1984 (v.33#5) pg. 18

Instrument panel lighting for homebuilts. A Plexiglas overlay features "grain-of-wheat" bulbs embedded in routed slots. The overlay surrounds each instrument with 3 such bulbs.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1985 (v.34#4) pg. 62

Craftsman's corner. Instrument panel layout and design ideas illustrated in photos.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1985 (v.34#11) pg. 59

Instrument lighting. Tips on fabricating lighted spacers for those aircraft instruments that cannot accommodate a post light.
SPORT AVIATION May 1987 (v.36#5) pg. 33

Planning your instrument panel layout.
SPORT AVIATION May 1988 (v.37#5) pg. 27

Dimmer circuit for aircraft lights (panel, map, reading, ...) will handle from 5-to-15 amps (depending on the heat sink). Est. cost: $4.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1992 (v.41#2) pg. 76

A computerized instrument panel. Tips on using standard, inexpensive software to draw the most efficient instrument layout and positioning for a panel with limited space.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1992 (v.41#10) pg. 103

About that instrument panel. Advice on selecting and installing both VFR and IFR panels. Also includes a technique for padding the edge of the glareshield to prevent injury in an accident.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1992 (v.41#11) pg. 85

Instrument light dimming control circuit uses a solid state dimmer module. Est. cost: $20.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1993 (v.42#6) pg. 50
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Sep 1993 (v.42#9) pg. 4

Fabricating a fiberglass instrument panel overlay.
SPORT AVIATION May 1995 (v.44#5) pg. 65

Instrument positioning aid. Tip on using a suction cup (attached to a vacuum line) to facilitate installation of aircraft instruments from behind the panel.
SPORT AVIATION May 1995 (v.44#5) pg. 100

Making your instrument panel. Advice on instrument arrangement and panel construction.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1996 (v.45#7) pg. 74

Tip on using low tack, self-adhesive vinyl shelf covering to increase the useful life of press-on lettering that is used for labeling.
SPORT AVIATION May 1998 (v.47#5) pg. 109

Tip on using clear laser-printer material to make professional-looking labels for an instrument panel.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1998 (v.47#9) pg. 87