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#411810 - 05/01/21 07:02 PM Anyone need new panel overlays?
skyhawk3 Offline
Silver Pilot

Registered: 05/07/11
Posts: 974
Loc: Vancouver BC
Hey guys, I know there are always some of us looking for a new panel or panel plastics and some of them can be a real PITA - like the ones that go behind the throttle and mixture cables. Well - I was stumbling around Facebook and found this guy who re-did his Cessna 150 lower panel. This guy used a company - "Skyhawk panels" - that CNC cut him a lower panel that he did not have to remove the cables....they simply cut the panel section in 2 in order to slip the new panel around them! He just had to loosen the cable nuts 3-4 turns and slipped the new panel behind it. Pretty neat. I posted his story below and some pics as well as the Facebook site and website.

Just thought I'd pass this along if anyone needs something like this.


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The 1976 150M lower instrument panel plastics are practically unattainable. Luckily I found Lyle Jansma with Skyhawk Panels. He was able to make an overlay that didnít require full removal of the control cables and is powder coated black and white letterings.

I sent photos of my panel, he then drew it up and sent me a PDF of the panel, followed by a clear plastic panel. I then test fit it and he cut and powder coated the panel.

Install time was roughly 3 hours and fit perfect. I replaced all the switches and plan to replace the circuit breakers with new tripable breakers soon..



Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/JansmaDesign/

Website:
https://www.autoyas.com/US/Bellingham/301194010588404/Skyhawk-Panels

117633508_610824102958725_4618339479938312839_n by Marc Weston, on Flickr

180720162_10225625420890226_7998623904550251057_n by Marc Weston, on Flickr


Edited by skyhawk3 (05/01/21 07:09 PM)

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#411811 - 05/01/21 10:07 PM Re: Anyone need new panel overlays? [Re: skyhawk3]
Viper_96 Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 2672
Loc: Stockton, MO
Wow, that's pretty slick! Great professional looking job on that panel!

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#415729 - 10/13/21 05:58 PM Re: Anyone need new panel overlays? [Re: Viper_96]
BryanAv8R Offline
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Registered: 07/21/20
Posts: 11
Loc: Fall River MA & Princeton NJ
Lyle did my 172K panels when I went for a full avionics/autopilot install just recently.

Excellent work...and very pleased with both his responsiveness and quality.
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Bryan
Princeton Airport (39N)
Princeton NJ
New Bedford Regional (KEWB)
New Bedford MA
1969 C172K N79975

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