Installing modern avionics and an aircraft electrical system no longer has to be a time consuming, complicated, and frustrating experience. Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) has introduced the Quick Panel System, a line of complete pre-built avionics panels.
Available first for the RV-7, with more aircraft to follow, the panels offer a choice of VFR or IFR avionics. Each panel is professionally wired, configured, tested, and ready to install. All avionics, including the aircraft’s autopilot servos, trim servos, and lights, are cleanly wired to the new Advanced Control Module.
The Advanced Control Module is the heart of the Quick Panel System. It integrates circuit protection, panel dimmer controller, flap controller, trim controller, wig-wag controller, EFIS networking, and a panel switch interface.
Rob Hickman, president of AFS, states that “The combination of the new Advanced Control Module and production line manufacturing techniques results in a lower cost, yet higher quality panel. It saves the builder hundreds of hours in wiring, crimping, and troubleshooting.”
Two panels are displayed at Oshkosh AirVenture 2014, both for the RV-7 and both at a special price of $19,995. One has the AFS AF-5600 Touch system, and the other the Dynon SkyView D1000T Touch system. Both panels feature large dual-redundant displays, com radio, stereo intercom, transponder, ADS-B traffic and weather, ADAHRS, angle-of-attack, 406 MHz ELT, autopilot controls, ignition, and all other switches and audio jacks. The IFR version adds an IFR GPS navigator, second ADAHRS, and a Dynon EFIS-D6 as an independent backup. The front panels are powder coated and silk screened for a professional finish.