Airplane instruments for my car

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    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to build in some of the instrument used in airplanes in my car. . They have to work but not have a certificate or something like that. So i have 2 questions
    1 Anybody have experience with it?
    2 a good not too expensive source

    Thanks
     
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    you cant use indicated airspeed as an excuse to get out of a speeding ticket.... :)

    you will also have to install a pitot/static system for some of the instruments....
     
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    What if you used aircraft gauge exteriors but used automotive gauges insides.
     
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    #4 Snautzer01, Feb 3, 2016
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    Like this. Normal function that also are in cars. Al these function are used by the car computer and can be read out by using OBD2 tools



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    Ebay is a good source for old aircraft indicators. I've managed to collect all the instruments for a P-47 and a P-40 from there over the course of several years.
     
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    If you really want to make it look like a modern aircraft instrument panel, you would have a tv screen setup for a glass cockpit. Then all you would need is software and switches. :) There may be a chance to fi d out of date instruments at aircraft graveyards.
     
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    try aircraft spruce....barnstormers...trade-a-plane....and search the web...
     
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