Friday, March 11, 2011

JPI - Where would it go?

Here is a shot of my panel.  I need to make a decision on my engine monitor here soon. I'm now considering just getting a tried and true JPI 760 since two factory remans is already costing me a fortune.  Question is, if I go with a 760, where should I put it?  It's a standard 3.5 inch instrument:

My options are basically move the backup ASI or altimeter to the right side, but I'm not sure if there is a line of sight limit or restriction on moving critical instruments, and sometimes I like the big round analogue instrument for airspeed being right there in my face.  I use the backup altimeter less.  The other option is to pull out the Alcor EGT gauge which I plan to do anyway, and put the JPI where the fuel flow meter is and move the fuel flow to where the EGT is.  I think this probably makes the most sense if it's legal.  I'm also going to ditch the old Hoskins fuel flow gauge which is just below the backup transponder, which is just below the radar. 

1 comment:

  1. We have a JPI 730 installed in our Cardinal way over to the right, in front of the right seat. I wish it were closer to the left; it's quickly replaced many of the other gauges for a quick "is the engine healthy?" scan. So the more visible, the better.

    I wish we'd installed more probes. We don't have RPM, MP, etc. It'd be really helpful to have that stuff so that it's logged in the datafiles for post-flight engine analysis.

    Is the JPI 760 the only option for a twin or can you install a JPI 730 or the like with a fancy colour screen?