On my airplane:
No because most want retrofit work and putting an arbitrary ideal distance would create a war of arbitrary numbers. And then the safety guys like svsusteve would come around and remind you that you want the panel as far from your body as possible - for bad things happen sometimes incidents.But there must be a recommendation from EFIS manufacturer for best viewing angle. And not only from side to side but also vertically. I am assuming it is 90°
Thank you. This kind of answer I was waiting for. I can work with numbers. This numbers is almost identical to Aeronca that parked next to me.On my airplane:
26" from my eyes to center of EFIS, where you show 23"
Center of EFIS is 8 1/2" below eye level
Panel and EFIS are vertical
Panel and EFIS are covered by a glare shield that extends 4" aft of panel
Never had a glare problem with the EFIS
As mentioned, change of focus (outside/inside) would be the determining factor here. That becomes more pronounced as you get older.
You can get a panel page but the information is GPS driven unless you add an AHRS unit. Then you can add a artificial horizon in your instrument group.Just to make sure, iFly 740b doesn't have useful synthetic steam gauge and HSI display option like Garmin portables do. Correct?
You also get things like "runway advisor" giving the winds for various runways (provided it has access to an ADSB weather update) and giving you the best options for the forecast. I haven't used it but it looks like a good tool. You also get Google earth pics of the airport with your position imposed on it for airports that have no charts available.Checking the box to enable EFIS will start the synthetic vision system, showing a 3D view of terrain, obstructions, traffic, and flight paths with an electronic flight information system (EFIS) overlaid onto it.
Big 10 inch screen is a dream for sometime in the future. For now I will plug-in Garmin 296 with my old instruments. But that brings the question about preferable arrangement of your instruments. What should go on top and what should go on the bottom? Is there a recommendation like that based on experience?If you plan to fly with your right hand on the stick, using your left hand to operate the EFIS, you may want to move the EFIS as far to the left as possible.
So, this is my attempt to move all items with the buttons to the left that I need in flight. Please let me know if picture below look OK to you. I can only see that altimeter should get moved up a little bit.If you plan to fly with your right hand on the stick, using your left hand to operate