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    G'day All!
    I had a PM from Doug enquiring about what instrument a pilot would have had in WW1.
    So subscribing to the theory that One Picture is worth a Thousand Words I sent him these 2 images & then thought perhaps others might enjoy them. They are from the Jom Guttman Osprey Duel series book.
    Earlier Aircraft (these are from 1917) would have had far less . Usually only Compass, Rev Counter, Clock & Altimeter of some sort.

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    Here are a couple of earlier aircraft from The same series by James F Miller.

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    Rob.

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    For more aircraft try this

    http://riseofflight.com/forum/viewto...029caa77e32034.


    if these are not annotated I believe they are in the user manual

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    Thanks Chris.
    I guess that just about covers it all, not only for Doug, but also for the rest of us as well.
    Rob.
    Last edited by Flying Officer Kyte; 06-11-2012 at 12:39.

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    I guess you left out the turn and bank indicator. That string or lanyard (with lead weight hanging on it to keep it sorta vertical) dangling from an upper wing for no reason?

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    SE5a cockpit pictures:
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    and a view of the Foster mount

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    The lanyard in this pic was to release the Lewis gun mount so it could be pulled down to fire or change the drum, otherwise I would say a plumb weight may be useful visual reference when flying in cloud.... when it goes vertical you have a problem !
    Last edited by flash; 06-11-2012 at 12:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamer View Post
    I guess you left out the turn and bank indicator. That string or lanyard (with lead weight hanging on it to keep it sorta vertical) dangling from an upper wing for no reason?
    Who left it out Al?
    Rob.

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    flash, So very cool. Great pic's.

    Fabris Flyer

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    F.O. Kyte, Very Nice, Very helpfull. Great pic's.

    Fabric Flyer

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    gully_raker, Very nice, Very Helpfull. Love photos of cockpits.
    Thanks for the pic's.

    Fabric Flyer

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    Great pics all around! Very informative, thanks for posting.



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