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Old 31st Oct 2006, 01:19
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American?

(Instruments are in English, gunsight, not a British type panel...)
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Old 31st Oct 2006, 09:10
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This one was not an American aircraft and as you say not British either.
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 07:52
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Reggiane Re 2000 Falco I?
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 10:06
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Right part of the world but not the Reggiane Re 2000 Falco I.
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Caproni-Vizzola F.5?
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It is the Caproni-Vizzola F.5.
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 19:20
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Help please



I work for an aviation training school and wondered if this panel is genuine or a composite to illustrate instrument locations.
Obscured by the flash reflection are the double RPM indicator and Boost gauge.
The panel is either from, or representing, a British, twin-engined, air-cooled, supercharged, aircraft with retractable undercarriage, pneumatic brakes,flaps that go down a long way and a radio altimeter ??

any clues ????
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 20:08
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Thanks Mel. ID?..


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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 16:57
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I certainly think the panel is a composite to illustrate instrument locations. It looks far too simple. The panel below is from a Twin Pioneer which as you can see is a relatively simple panel but has far more than the panel you show.

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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 17:13
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Single engine, tri-cycle undercarriage?
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Mel, yes, single-engine, tri-cycle gear.
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 19:29
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Thanks MReyn. I thought it might be a Twinpin or maybe a Dove/Devon but I'm inclined to agree it's a composite. Rather oddly, alongside it is the major part of a Britannia flight-engineer's panel.
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 01:02
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I certainly think the panel is a composite to illustrate instrument locations. It looks far too simple. The panel below is from a Twin Pioneer which as you can see is a relatively simple panel but has far more than the panel you show.
I'd agree with the rationale, but on the other hand, why is there so many redundant mounting holes and a couple of useless plates? Why not set up in a more diagramatic / annotated format as opposed to a very realistic looking semi-random layout?

I'd say it's a genuine board that may have been adapted. It if was made from scratch it wouldn't look so 'messy'.

The instruments may be a 'set' made up that have nothing to do with the original, less complex type the panel was from. Maybe?
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 09:31
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I do not disagree with what you say, it may well be "a genuine board that may have been adapted".

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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 13:57
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Originally Posted by evansb
Mel, yes, single-engine, tri-cycle gear.
Has similarities to a Cessna 150 but I dont think it is from the USA or the UK. One from France?
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 14:51
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Looks Piper,PA32 maybe?
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 16:04
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Not manufactured in USA, UK, nor France. Not a Piper PA32.
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Old 4th Nov 2006, 01:54
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Italian? Maybe SIAI Marchetti?
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Old 4th Nov 2006, 02:31
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Sorry, not Italian. The aircraft first flew in 1965.
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Old 4th Nov 2006, 16:55
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Pure guess as I'm unable to find a cockpit shot...
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