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What Cockpit? MK VI

Old 5th Apr 2010, 13:33
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 06:15
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Mystery Instrument Panel

Not exactly a cockpit although presumably this instrument panel was once in one. The owner has asked me to identify the aircraft type it came from. The unusual shape suggests that it's not a generic basic six. The only information known to the owner comes from a tag stating that it was last overhauled by Kingsford Smith Aviation at Bankstown (Australia) in 1969. The instruments are of American manufacture. It is not known what instrument once occupied the vacant hole. The panel was originally thought to have been from a sailplane but the ASI suggests otherwise.

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Old 14th May 2010, 20:12
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Unless the missing gauge is a variometer, and I doubt it, the wear pattern would suggest the panel is an instructional/calibration panel. It is unusual though, given the vintage instruments.

To resurrect this once superb thread, I hereby post this challenge:
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Old 17th May 2010, 11:39
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Boeing 757, but quite an early one so it might even be a freighter by now.
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Old 17th May 2010, 14:32
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Yes, correct, a Boeing 757. Your turn.
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Old 17th May 2010, 15:46
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I can't do a turn, I don't have any pictures. So, carry on, someone!!
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Old 19th May 2010, 17:57
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Here is the next one, with plenty of clues:
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Old 19th May 2010, 20:16
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This is a tough one! Obviously a 'bush' plane, but it's got me stumped.

It must be British (controls terminology, braking by handlever, etc.), could never have been operated on floats (no access door on right hand side)?? Certainly not the Lysander.

What other clues??
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Old 19th May 2010, 21:05
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I reckon that my Grandfather would have had a small part in its construction through his work in this company's pattern shop at their Newton Heath factory.
The number of British, single engine cabin biplane types is quite small.
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Old 19th May 2010, 22:01
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Looks like an Avro Commodore - or has VX275 already got it by implication
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Old 19th May 2010, 22:37
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VX275 is correct. The AVRO 641 Commodore. Only six built. Your turn.
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Old 20th May 2010, 20:47
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Oh heck. I was obviously too cocky, knowing what it was (don't ask me how) but not having a cockpit to offer up. I'll have to declare it open house while I go and look for one (or two).
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Old 23rd May 2010, 05:59
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New one...

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Old 23rd May 2010, 13:54
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C'est possible Potez 62?
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Old 24th May 2010, 04:17
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Not a Potez, but it is French...
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Old 24th May 2010, 15:18
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Latecoere 611 ?
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Old 24th May 2010, 22:12
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Clue

Sorry mate, not a Latecoere.

This machine had a push-pull arrangement for the engines...
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Old 25th May 2010, 17:36
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one of the Farman F220 series?
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Old 25th May 2010, 18:03
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How about the very obscure Loire 102. If so, great find! But probably wrong.
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Old 25th May 2010, 21:21
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one of the Farman F220 series?
That'll do me mate! The Farman F.224. Your control.

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