Nesmith Cougar Instruments

Updated 05/25/2021

This is the original instrument panel. I'll salvage the ASI, Amp meter, Oil Temp and Pressure gauges from it.

Above is what I was planning for the panel. I have an Icom A200 Radio, a King KT-76A Transponder, an iPad for nav and weather, TinyTach, steam gauges for ASI, Alt, CHT, EGT, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Amps, digital Volts, 12V and USB outlets, glove box, sunglasses shelf, and fuel tube gauge.

I changed the design a little from the drawing. Here is the new panel in bare aluminum. There were a lot of holes to cut and I was getting nervous making the last ones. I didn't want to start over.

All painted and mostly populated. The only instrument that I saved from the original panel is the Air Speed Indicator. The Aviate instruments are on top (ASI, Altimeter, VSI). Below them are the Motivate Instruments (Tach, EGT, CHT, Volts, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp). The Navigate section (iPad w/ Foreflight) is in front of the co-pilot. And above that is the Communicate section (Radio and Xponder).

Trial fit in the airplane. I'm very pleased.


Stay tuned for updates as the restoration continues.