Bill, I would like to thank you for all your hard work and helping me get my panel exactly how I wanted it. The install is now complete and everything fit flawlessly. Your input was greatly appreciated and helpful in getting the final layout. The cad drawing you supplied really helped me visualize what I was getting. Thank you again for your hard work and professionalism.
Tom M. RV-4 "I want to thank you so much for your work and efforts to make my panel exactly as I wanted it. A panel for an RV-4 is rather complex as the panel real estate is very limited. Your efforts to communicate with me to be sure that we were planning for the exact components was appreciated. Thank you for questioning me to be sure we were using the correct intercom and other components, and where each item was to go. The results are perfect. I believe that the ability and ease to communicate with you and your ability to communicate with me is why I ended up with the results that I was looking for "
"To anyone out there looking to upgrade their panel, (who’s not, right) thought I’d share my recent experience with you. I ran across a blog from a William Morelli (“Bill”) who offered his services in a CNC cutout of a panel for my RV-4. I had recently purchased a Garmin 696 and wanted to update my panel while at the same time incorporating the 696 into it. I contacted Bill and he enthusiastically agreed to take on my project and am I glad he did.
I sent Bill a proposed panel layout that incorporated the instruments I want to keep and those I wanted to upgrade to. I also sent him a picture of the present panel so he could get an idea of what all he was working with. Bill obtained a CAD drawing of the RV-4 panel, researched the dimensions of the proposed new instruments going in the panel along with the pictures I had provided (to insure he was including everything on the panel that was being transferred from the old panel) and produced a CAD drawing which conclusively proved that without shrinking the instruments or expanding the panel, I wasn’t going to fit everything in the panel.
A little discouraged (me, not Bill) but undaunted, Bill and I kicked around a few ideas, traded the 696 for a 496, and came up with a panel which was perfect for me and my flying, that would fit in the RV-4 and allow me to reuse the instruments that weren’t outdated, replace the ones that were, in a layout that was extremely functional, simple and very ecstatically pleasing. Bill immediately sent me a “shrunk” version of the new CAD drawing as well as a “life size” version to make sure I was satisfied. Once I approved the panel layout, Bill CNC cut the panel and sent the finished version to me. It is awesome. I have attached a picture of Bill’s fine work as a testament. If anyone is thinking of putting in a new panel and you can talk Bill into helping you, I guarantee you he will save you a lot of time and brings a world of experience to panel design which could keep you from making some expensive mistakes like he did for me."
"Bill was able to custom CAD and cut my panel overlay in no time. From ordering the blank material, to fine-tuning the design, and delivering the finished product, Bill walked me through each step and made it easy. Plus his prices can't be beat. I'd recommend him to anyone who's upgrading their panel."