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A big thank you to friend John Martin who has made the new instrument panel for CSR. This is the mkll version which incorporates the mods as suggested by Dodge Bailey. The first panel followed the original 1934 panel a bit more closely but when i showed it to Dodge he mades some suggestions. On the original aeroplanes the boost gauges were on the stb cockpit wall, which Dodge said was ok for the race as the engines were just set and not touched till ready for landing. However for local use he said it would be better if the boost gauges were under the RPM gauges, hence the new panel.
Eagle eyed members will note some things not quite right, the oil gauges for example dont match, the outside bezels are the old design but I didnt spot till it came in the post the LH one is slightly different. Same with the boost gauges I have 2 off the ones on the left but prefer the rh one so on the lookout for another. the discs around the switches are waiting to be engraved with ‘Landing Light’ and ‘Navigation Lights’, I am also looking for lift up covers for the starter buttons either side of the mag switches.


A big thank you to friend John Martin who has made the new instrument panel for CSR. This is the mkll version which incorporates the mods as suggested by Dodge Bailey. The first panel followed the original 1934 panel a bit more closely but when i showed it to Dodge he mades some suggestions. On the original aeroplanes the boost gauges were on the stb cockpit wall, which Dodge said was ok for the race as the engines were just set and not touched till ready for landing. However for local use he said it would be better if the boost gauges were under the RPM gauges, hence the new panel.
Eagle eyed members will note some things not quite right, the oil gauges for example dont match, the outside bezels are the old design but I didnt spot till it came in the post the LH one is slightly different. Same with the boost gauges I have 2 off the ones on the left but prefer the rh one so on the lookout for another. the discs around the switches are waiting to be engraved with ‘Landing Light’ and ‘Navigation Lights’, I am also looking for lift up covers for the starter buttons either side of the mag switches.

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