Here's a project I've recently finished (nearly). CG-4 panel. It now has the switch but is missing a placard for the landing lamps but otherwise complete.
Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:23 AM
Most folks will not appreciate the attention to detail that you've put into this and the desire to recreate something that for all intent and purposes, does not exist anymore. So, I do appreciate the work you put into this as a historical display and am very impressed. Good job!
Posted 07 March 2018 - 12:01 PM
I was lucky to find this item and am thrilled because my Uncle received his Silver Star during Operation Dragoon...
Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:43 AM
Now THAT is way cool! What a great idea.....how long did it take you to find the misc. dials/parts for this?
Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:58 AM
Bugme couldn't have said it better. Fantastic effort to put together a fine display item. Jack
Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:13 PM
Thanks for the kind comments, much appreciated. That's a lovely piece, Ram957. The family connection really makes it. My aunt dug up a Heinkel He111 which had tried to bomb her as a child. A great satisfaction, although the raid went on to demolish the family shop in Birmingham.
The Waco instrument panel came across the Atlantic to the UK thanks to Swifter of this forum, having been found on US ebay by a Facebook friend in Turkey. It's a small world! The instruments were fairly easy to find, being less popular than the faster/higher rated fighter type gauges. The placards would have been the difficult parts to source, which got me interested in the first place. I like the fact it mentions C-47 by name.
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