Kit Panels

 

Gulf Coast Avionics provides total sales, service and installation support. From panel design to wiring, fabrication, and installation, you can count on Gulf Coast Avionics. We also offer custom packages for your kit panel that can be pre-wired for your kit plane.

We are authorized dealers for all major manufacturers and carry a complete line of avionics, as wells as flight and engine instruments.

We can take you through every step of the kit panel process; our expert staff will assist you with specifications and equipment selection; our fabrication/installation staff will deliver a high quality completed panel; and our service and support technicians will be available for repairs and overhaul.

 

Contact us for a free panel package and quote. Specify model aircraft.


Design

Design and layout of an instrument panel can be a tedious and complicated process. Our experienced designers and technicians know how to maximize available space. Our knowledge of avionics and instruments for kit panels results in practical, reliable, affordable designs.

Starting with a scale panel drawing and avionics specifications, we transform your ideas into a complete drawing. As part of the design process, we can assist you with placement of items in the panel, as well as interface considerations.

Once your panel is laid out, a complete quote is provided including all parts and labor listed. You know exactly what your panel will cost. There are no hidden surprises.

Once we have approval to start fabricating the panel, it is laid out by the technician to ensure a perfect fit. A great deal of time goes into the layout before the first hole is drilled.


Wiring

The system interconnect wiring is a critical part of any avionics installation. We use only the best MIL Spec quality wire, connectors, tools and specialized equipment to ensure the installation meets all FAA approved guidelines and manufacturer's instructions.

Using manufacturer installation manuals and custom designed interface systems, your panel is completely wired. All non-panel mounted instruments or remote boxes are wired to mating connectors or terminated as needed.

Our technicians take the worry out of even the most complicated packages by ensuring all the systems are wired correctly and interfaced together. Each system is double-checked for proper continuity prior to any power being applied.


Fabrication

Expert panel build-up is our specialty. From avionics to instruments and all associated components, we provide professionally finished panels that are both beautiful and functional. By having all the specialized tools and equipment, we can ensure a proper fit and professional look to your panel.

Once panel layout and design is determined, all components are assembled and fitted to your panel. All switches, breakers, light assemblies and other parts are properly wired and installed. The radio stack is fitted to the panel, as well as any required supports or mounting rails.

Prior to final assembly, the panel and all sub-assemblies are custom painted as needed. Panels are engraved and all custom placards are provided.


Installation

Gulf Coast Avionics does professional avionics and instruments installation for a variety of business and personal aircraft. Our experience gives you the best possible installation for your kit aircraft as well.

Once all panel, radio, and remote assemblies have been completed, your panel is completely assembled and tested. All systems are inspected, as well as calibrated as needed. After we have confirmed all systems are operational, the panel is then professionally packaged for shipment.