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132 Instrumental

25/08/2014

In the run-up to the LAA Rally we’ve been working to try and make it look as complete as possible, and today Rick finished the instrument panel and got it fitted to the aircraft. Here he is trying it out for size.

2014-08-25 Instrument panel

The original drawing showed a relatively uncluttered display but the very large map holder seems to squeeze everything into the edges. The map holder is made to the dimensions on the drawing, and we know it’s right because it matches the folds in Granddad’s original map.

One thing that’s immediately apparent once the cockpit surround is in place is that actually reading the instruments is strictly for midgets, but the Air Speed Indicator (the only modern instrument) and the tacho are the only essential ones and they are the easiest to see.

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