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Oct 19th, 2018 at 6:56pm

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The Skyview Engine page is can be highly customized. The PDF not so much. I can understand that deviating from a standard format might be disorienting to pilots. However, the tape style gauges on a glass panel are distinctly different than the standard six pack. You can find lots of discussion on those differences.

While the PDF only offers a couple of choices, the Engine page lets us deviate from the required gauges. In Canada it's required to have a minimum of six gauges: altitude, airspeed, tachometer, oil pressure, oil temperature and a compass. If the airplane has a constant speed propeller I believe a MAP gauge also is required. The Skyview Engine page doesn't dictate any of the required gauges be present.

On the other hand we are stuck with two versions of the PDF; air speed and altitude tapes or the conventional six pack. Since the Skyview is considered experimental, it would be nice if we had a third customization choice for the PDF. A mixture of tape, arc and information gauges of different sizes and styles could personalize the PDF to suite the pilot. Airspeed, Altitude and Compass of some sort could be mandatory, but the rest could be choices to suite the individual.
 

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Reply #1 - Oct 20th, 2018 at 8:18pm

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Ah ... PFD!
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 21st, 2018 at 1:50pm

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I think the formats for PFDs and the like are much more standardized industry-wide, even if they aren't codified in the regs.  Tweaking of PFD layout isn't going to be done lightly.
 
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Reply #3 - Oct 21st, 2018 at 3:46pm

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Did I say PDF? My bad. I'd go back and correct that but it won't let me.

gtae07 wrote on Oct 21st, 2018 at 1:50pm:
I think the formats for PFDs and the like are much more standardized industry-wide, even if they aren't codified in the regs. Tweaking of PFD layout isn't going to be done lightly.

I can understand Cessna sticking with a standard format. Some of their planes have a dozen or more different pilots climbing into the left seat daily. My plane has one pilot for the last 800+ hours. I don't think I'm going to upset the industry because I have a custom PFD.
 

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