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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:09 pm 
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The nose is fiberglass. It protects the APG30 radar antenna.
Below is a forward view of the antenna assembly PN 187-74027.

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The working end of the A4 gunsight system.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:30 am 
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Removed the dirt and debris from the floor of the cockpit and found the parts of a cockpit light.

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A Soderberg cockpit light assembly.

A replacement assembly.

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Ready to install.

Installed.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:32 am 
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The battery access panel. This panel fits on the right side of the fuselage aft of the cockpit.

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Decal on outside of panel.

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Panel positioned on fuselage.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Always a space to fill in the cockpit. New UHF control before and after installation.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:41 pm 
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This is where the directional gyro control is located in the right hand compartment aft of the cockpit.

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The directional gyro control before installation.

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The directional gyro control installs with three AN-4 bolts.

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Now to locate the amplifier and a few more components.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Some work on early F-86E and F-100F instrument panels.

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F-86E panel

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F-100F panel

More details to add.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Very nice set of cockpit panels....very complete.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Andrew, thanks.

The instrument panels are filling in. There are still a few period instruments to locate to make them complete. When these are done work starts on the panels for the F-86H cockpits. The F-86H panels are more of a challenge as all there is to work with are the support frames, photos and the parts catalog.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:53 am 
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Would the original finish on the F-100F panel have been unpainted or is it painted gray? It looks original.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I noticed this eBay seller seems to have a few Sabre items listed on occasion..and the prices are quite reasonable.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/F-86H-Sabre-Con ... _23wt_1091


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Some panel work this week on the inverter access panel.

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Still more to do after the preservation material is removed completely. Most of the preservation material is removed by using hot water, not bad after being applied in the late 1960s early 1970s when the jet was retired and put in storage. Damage is from handling in storage and someone using a pry bar to open the panel. The camlock fasteners must have been too much effort to turn the 1/2 turn required to release.

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Removed the Airloc fasteners. The remaining preservation material was removed with more hot water and some scrubbing. Fasteners are ready to reinstall and panel will go back on the fuselage.

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Panel with Airloc fasteners installed.

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Panel installed after cleaning.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:07 pm 
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Behind the engine start system access panel on the lower right side of the fuselage on the F-86H-10 is the engine start system still intact.

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The two high pressure spherical air bottles are forward of the engine start system in separate compartments on both sides of the fuselage.

The cables that support the access door are broken, but all components in the system are in place.

A view of the plumbing in the upper portion of the compartment.

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The open access door.

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Behind the electrical equipment panel on the F86H-1:

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A surprise, components still in place.

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More system equipment to identify.

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Left Grimes landing light removed and cleaned.

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Radio ready to install.

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Internal views:

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