Instrument panels for large twin to experimental aircraft.
Panel Planner is your best solution for designing and fabricating whole instrument panels for large twin to experimental aircraft. It is made for the aircraft owner, homebuilder, repair/refit station, flight department, designer, or manufacturer. While Panel Planner is a stand-alone program for designing the instrument panel, a knowledge of CAD is required to fabricate the panel itself”
“After you have designed your panel if you are unfamiliar with CAD, please call us for recommendations of companies that can do this for you.”
New features in v5
Below are all the new features in v5:
All 700 blank panels have been redrawn in a metallic finish,
The instrument graphic resolutions have been enhanced,
The DXF export allows individual sub-panels and cutouts to be selected,
The CAD file for cutting has no polylines only smooth curves,
Rear instrument obstructions can be added for better space planning,
A new text tool has been added allowing full font, color, and background control,
Video help files have been added as well as a referenced manual,
New decimal holder selector (,) for European, South American, and Asian PC’s,
Generate fabrication quotes on-line,
Update notification manager for new instruments or panels,
Labor estimator for installation in dollars or Euros,
Panel financing application.
5 panels maximum
Avionics Maintenance Shop
Manage work plans by tail number and name
Server or cloud storage of work plans
Unlimited shop users
All Panel Planner versions get
Access our always-growing library of 700 blank panels and 2,000 instruments,
Two years of edata updates of newly added instruments and panels plus new software features,
Run on Windows or Macintosh computers with all files cross-compatible,
Same 100+ design tools to align & space instruments, print panel designs, CAD files to fabricate
Safely copy the Panel Planner program to your other home or mobile or work computers,
And lastly but not least you receive free unlimited technical support.
Design and build instrument panels in record time
Panel Planner gives you the power to design and build instrument panels in record time. Simply drag full-color, photo-realistic instruments, avionics, and cockpit controls into place on an aircraft panel template.
Panel Planner tracks total cost, total weight, and peak current generates an equipment list, and even prints actual-size hole-cutting templates and color mock-ups with your desktop printer or plotter.
After you are satisfied with the mock-up of your panel, Panel Planner will create a CAD file. You will then submit your CAD file to a shop that may modify it to keep your design as close as possible. They will then use the modified CAD file to cut your panel.
Panel Planner equipment and panels can be updated locally or over the internet keeping you up-to-date, with the most recent instruments in the market, ready for you to use. The software is multi-platform, based in a technology called Java, and can run either on Macintosh or Windows. Version 4.0 is now available in PC or Mac.
Pilot/Owner or Avionics Shop
Panel Planner J software comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Panel Planner is delivered with two years of edata updates of new panels, new instruments, and software updates. After the two years you have the option of purchasing another year of edata updates. Almost all panel design work done by the Pilot/Owner is complete in two years. So you may return whenever you wish to rework your avionics to download whatever is the latest in technology. Avionics Shops get the added benefit of database updates with all the new features added to Panel Planner at a fraction of purchasing a new Panel Planner.