The Legacy XL Panel Kit by Six Pack Aero is the first and only STC’d replacement stationary panel built with future upgradability in mind.
The heart of this system is the new stationary panel, which replaces the OEM structural stationary panel. With a slight redesign over the original Cessna stationary panels, enough volume is added to allow for the installation of a standard “six pack” instrument configuration or a 10” PFD display above the control yoke, along with a larger than standard center radio stack, and enough room for a MFD or panel mounted iPad on the right side.
The STC includes five separate modular cover panels, available in three standard STC/PMA approved options. The cover panels are included as part of the kit.
Each layout contains five panels configured for a variety of avionics installations:
The Legacy Layout features your standard T configuration, otherwise known as your pilot’s six pack. The pilot side panel is configured for six standard gauges, with room for 4 additional 3-1/8” gauges and up to 3 additional 2-1/4” gauges. The co-pilot side panel features the stock flap gauge, and a standard radio stack open is available for the center. Contact Six Pack Aero about options to customize this cover panel layout.
The Garmin Layout is formatted to accommodate a 10” Garmin G3X Touch on the pilot’s side, an accompanying Garmin G5 standby instrument, and a 7” vertical Garmin G3X on the co-pilot’s side. The center radio stack comes with a stand opening. Contact Six Pack Aero about options to customize this cover panel layout.
The Dynon Layout is formatted to accommodate a 10” Dynon Skyview display with the accompanying D-10A standby instrument. The co-pilot panel is formatted to hold a 7” Skyview display. The center radio stack is formatted for three Dynon knob and button panels, and a GPS navigator and/or nav/comm radio. Contact Six Pack Aero about options to customize this cover panel layout.
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Our flight school, Bellingham Aviation Services, operates a fleet of Cessna 172s out of Bellingham International Airport. The bulk of our fleet are N models with a standard six pack, but our primary TAA aircraft was an older 172M model with a nonstandard layout. The Legacy XL Stationary Panel Kit has allowed us to standardize the layout of this aircraft to match the rest of the fleet, which offers a more seamless transition for our students as they move between aircraft. As an added bonus, the Legacy XL Stationary Panel is its upgradability for the future. A transition to a glass cockpit system will be easy thanks to this panel kit. We are looking forward to our students flying many hours with a familiar six pack to scan.
Lyle has worked with us on this panel replacement in a Cessna 172M including the extension above the new stationary panel and new sub panels. Excellent workmanship and very easy to work with.
Weve been involved in the installation in 3 Legacy XL Stationary Panel Kits, and can attest to this product as top notch. This STC approved product is a straightforward installation, high quality, and great value for the price. Everything you need is included and each installation has gone smoothly. Looking forward to installing more of these in the future. All of our installations have resulted in happy customers.
When looking to buy an older Cessna 172, I never dreamed I could have my cake and eat it too. I was looking for an older model because that was in my price range, but I kept drooling over the later models with their glass panels. When I ran across Six Pack Aero, and the Legacy XL panel, I soon realized that there was a real solution out there to be able to have both! The ability of the Legacy XL to allow a 10” PFD and still maintain the structural integrity of the aircraft was a huge win in my book! The three piece shock panel design allows you to maintain, or upgrade, either the pilot side, co-pilot side or radio stack without having to disturb the adjacent avionics. Installation was straight forward, and the price is reasonable compared to buying a newer aircraft. I highly recommend this product if you are in the market to bring your legacy panel into the 21st century.
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