Panel RV7 RV-7 RV7A RV-7A Experimental Aircraft
Panel Req'ts


I am planning on building an IFR airplane. So naturally, I wanted to know what are the requirements for IFR. I've seen the FAR's dealing with this and read some interesting articles (some of which state emphatically that a homebuilt airplane cannot be IFR certified, which is funny since I thought it was the PILOT who got IFR certified).  Of course, the FAR's are written to cover every kind of airship in every possible configuration. What I wanted was a simple explanation of what was required for MY airplane. If it was graphical in nature, all the better! (I like to look at pictures)

I couldn't find it anywhere, so I decided it would be a great service to the RV community if I put it together myself! (well, actually, since I'm waiting to get enough money to order the empennage, and I can't do ANYTHING ELSE, at least I'm putting some effort into building my kit). 

So, here is my Panel Requirements page! I hope you like it.


I am not an expert on Federal Air Regulations. If you are, and find something wrong with my Panel Requirements page, please let me know. I want it to be as accurate as possible. Even if your not an expert on the FAR's, if you think something is wrong tell me.


September 21, 2003

This is my list of "want-to-haves" for my panel. I would expect this list to change from time to time. 

  1. Grand Rapids Horizon series I EFIS
  2. Trutrak Autopilot


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Last updated: November 18, 2003.