Instruments

My dash-board will have 6 instruments, from left to right:

  • Engine speed
  • Oil temperature
  • Altitude
  • Air speed
  • Oil pressure
  • Battery voltage

These 6 will look nice and symmetrical on the dashboard, as the left two are 2 1/4″, the middle two are 3 1/8″ and the last two on the right are 2 1/4″ again.

A compass, a nautical one will be mounted to the side of me, away from magnetic things… Apparently that’s also where some old planes had it, so that’s good 🙂


Engine speed:

The engine speed, or tacho is by ISS again, same as the oil gauges, and is a 2 1/4″ gauge.

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Oil temperature:

For the oil temperature, its the 2/1/4″ ISS temperature gauge. Same story here for the face plate.

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Altitude:

For the altitude I am using the Falcon ALT100F-3, a 3 1/8″ gauge. Two indicators, one for 100feet and one for 1000feet, and a knob bottom left to adjust the altimeter to the barometric conditions of the location of take-off.

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Air speed:

The air speed gauge is also by Falcon. It’s the ASIO80M, and also a 3 1/8″ gauge. I picked this one as it has the lowest maximum speed. When it will be refaced, I will have the indication in Knots. 80 Miles/Hr is 70 Knots.

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Oil pressure:

I am using the 2 1/4″ oil pressure gauge 0-100 PSI from ISS.

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Battery voltage:

And the last instrument on the dashboard is the battery voltage gauge, also by ISS and also 2 1/4″

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Compass:

The compass I am using is a Nexus 85, see below left, its a nautical Sail racing compass, sitting on top of the front deck. I want to make it look old. Thinking of adding some brass around it, or just simply painting with some “gold” paint.

OOOOPS, I have changed my mind, need to get a photo of what I used in the end.

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