The seven Saitek Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) I currently have are far less than enough to individually cover each flight instrument on the C172, not to mention the more complicated aircrafts. I could purchase a couple more — the easiest solution. But I am quite happy with my current setup, and the success of the recently made Integrated Fuel Gauges also strengthens the possibility for me to integrate all (ideally) C172 instruments onto my current seven FIPs.
The following is the layout I drafted which includes proximity consideration of the instruments in the cockpit. No doubt, compromise is inevitable.
Moreover, in order to exploit the relatively low-resolution footage on the FIP for the inclusion of more higher resolution and detailed gauge images, taking up the whole 320 x 240 area seems to be unavoidable. Also, this will sacrifice the text display area of the six programmable buttons on the left.
Although this could be solved by embedding the text to the gauge image itself, this approach, on the other hand, will make the new gauges highly customized to my own personal favorite.
Anyway, the Integrated Fuel Gauges with the addition of Fuel Selection Lever is very likely to be the first one on the roll. The Left, Right and Both fuel tanks, presumably, should be able to be selected via the two knobs on the FIP.
Again, time is still a critical and uncertain factor when these indicators will be done; especially many of them are to be worked on from ground zero.