Kit Panels

 

EXPERTLY BUILT PANELS BY KIT PLANE BUILDERS!

We have over twenty years of kit panel fabrication experience specializing in Vans Aircraft panels. We even built our own RV-7 so we know the process better than most! We also have extensive Glasair, Lancair, and Velocity experience so can provide total sales, service, and installation support for whatever type kit aircraft.

We can take you through every step of the kit panel process from panel design to wiring, fabrication, finish and installation. Our expert staff will assist you with equipment specifications and selection, and our fabrication/installation department will deliver an expertly built panel ready for installation in your aircraft.

Want to build your own panel but don’t want to tackle complicated wiring harnesses? No problem. We also offer complete avionics system wiring harnesses that are built to your specifications.

Pacific Coast Avionics is an authorized dealer for Garmin, Dynon, Advanced Flight, TruTrak, and many other avionics manufactures and carry a complete line of digital and analog engine and flight instruments.

 

Contact us for a free panel package and quote. Specify model aircraft.


Would you like a perfectly cut panel and do your own panel assembly?

Pacific Coast Avionics offers a metal instrument panel cutting service for those kit builders that want to assemble their own panel, but find a precisely cut panel a little too difficult. We will cut your panel to your exact specifications, ready for you to assemble your own panel.

Pacific Coast Avionics will CAD and cut metal panel to your specifications $449*
Pacific Coast Avionics will CAD, cut, powder coat, and laser engrave metal panel to your specifications $1195**

* Pricing is for Most Aircraft—Call for Details!

** Laser engrave N-Number and switches


Design

Design and layout of an instrument panel can be a tedious and complicated process. Our experienced designers and technicians know how to maximize available space. Our knowledge of avionics and instruments for kit panels results in practical, reliable, affordable designs.

Starting with a scale panel drawing and avionics specifications, we transform your ideas into a complete drawing. As part of the design process, we can assist you with placement of items in the panel, as well as interface considerations.

Once your panel is laid out, a complete quote is provided including all parts and labor listed. You know exactly what your panel will cost. There are no hidden surprises.

Once we have approval to start fabricating the panel, it is laid out by the technician to ensure a perfect fit. A great deal of time goes into the layout before the first hole is drilled.


Wiring

The system interconnect wiring is a critical part of any avionics installation. We use only the best MIL Spec quality wire, connectors, tools and specialized equipment to ensure the installation meets all FAA approved guidelines and manufacturer's instructions

Using manufacturer installation manuals and custom designed interface systems, your panel is completely wired. All non-panel mounted instruments or remote boxes are wired to mating connectors or terminated as needed.

Our technicians take the worry out of even the most complicated packages by ensuring all the systems are wired correctly and interfaced together. Each system is double-checked for proper continuity prior to any power being applied.


Fabrication

Expert panel build-up is our specialty. From avionics to instruments and all associated components, we provide professionally finished panels that are both beautiful and functional. By having all the specialized tools and equipment, we can ensure a proper fit and professional look to your panel.

Once panel layout and design is determined, all components are assembled and fitted to your panel. All switches, breakers, light assemblies and other parts are properly wired and installed. The radio stack is fitted to the panel, as well as any required supports or mounting rails.

Prior to final assembly, the panel and all sub-assemblies are custom painted as needed. Panels are engraved and all custom placards are provided.


Installation

Pacific Coast Avionics does professional avionics and instruments installation for a variety of business and personal aircraft. Our experience gives you the best possible installation for your kit aircraft as well.

Once all panel, radio, and remote assemblies have been completed, your panel is completely assembled and tested. All systems are inspected, as well as calibrated as needed. After we have confirmed all systems are operational, the panel is then professionally packaged for shipment.

Upon receipt of your panel you will also receive your comprehensive video, showing installation guidelines of your panel. Along with your video, you also receive a detailed wiring manual for your panel and all appropriate manufacturer's installation and operating manuals.