Some people call them “Idiot Lights”, lights that are on under some condition, and off when that condition is not present. Pilots may have strong opinions on whether or not they are useful. Many state that most annunciator functions can now be implemented through the glass panel displays that many of us are installing, and therefore an annunciator panel is just adding unnecessary complexity.
If forgetting to turn off a fuel boost pump after takeoff, or not remembering to turn on strobe lights before starting the engine makes one an idiot, then count me in. Our RV-7 is going to have an annunciator panel. Exactly what conditions will be monitored is yet to be determined.
Inspired by the work of Paul Dye and others, I decided to build my own. Continue reading “Scratch Built Annunciator Panels”