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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:26 am 

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Anyone know a good source for vintage WW2 cockpit instruments for sale?

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For an art project? I would not recommend vintage instruments for any such project- use more current equivalents- First, they are in limited supply, and are needed if in airworthy condition, for aircraft that may still use them. Second their price s usually more expensive. Third, and very importantly, many contain Radium on their markings, and this can be a health/radiation hazard to you. (There is an apparent movement underway to control possession of these same radium marked a/c instruments, I understand)

So- for an art project, I recommend finding newer, non-radium, non airworthy instruments...

Whatcha planning on anyway? Sounds like an interesting project concept.


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I have a King KR-80 ADF, I'd sell. It is kind of unusual, it is round standard instrument size, rather than the modern long rectangle type. It has antenea and cables. It even has a yellow tag, but I am not sure if it works.
I was trying to install it in my plane to save space, but it didn't work out. It is too neat looking to discard, the face is sort of like vintage am radio dial.

Bill Greenwood
Spitfire N308WK

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