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Gallery #7 “Cockpit”

Fuselage frames in cockpit area glued in place with fuselage side frames. From the front, frame #1 cross pieces, frames #2 and #3 control system box beam and frame #4 main undercarriage bulkhead.
Fuselage frames in cockpit area glued in place with fuselage side frames. From the front, frame #1 cross pieces, frames #2 and #3 control system box beam and frame #4 main undercarriage bulkhead.
Fuselage frames in cockpit area glued in place with fuselage side frames. From the front, frame #1 cross pieces, frames #2 and #3 control system box beam and frame #4 main undercarriage bulkhead. Also cross pieces for floor support and upper deck spreader.
Fuselage frames in cockpit area glued in place with fuselage side frames. From the front, frame #1 cross pieces, frames #2 and #3 control system box beam and frame #4 main undercarriage bulkhead. Also cross pieces for floor support and upper deck spreader.
Seat beams glued in place with seat cross pieces. Note use of clamping blocks to protect fuselage parts and plastic cling wrap to prevent glueing of clamping blocks or assembly table to fuselage frame.
Seat beams glued in place with seat cross pieces. Note use of clamping blocks to protect fuselage parts and plastic cling wrap to prevent glueing of clamping blocks or assembly table to fuselage frame.
Rear view of assembled cockpit area.
Rear view of assembled cockpit area.
Control column support beams glued into place with column installed. (Note design of column was changed later with push/pull rods installed for the aileron system). Frame of seat clearly visible.
Control column support beams glued into place with column installed. (Note design of column was changed later with push/pull rods installed for the aileron system). Frame of seat clearly visible.
Floor plywood installed, 1/8" thick.
Floor plywood installed, 1/8″ thick.
Seat plywood pan glued to supporting seat frame.
Seat plywood pan glued to supporting seat frame.
Basic completed fuselage frame for Maya Ultralight. Rudder pedals fitted with hinges attached through floor support cross-piece. Slot on front of frame #2 where elevator cable return pulley is fitted. Seat back fitted with rudder fairleads visible each side.
Basic completed fuselage frame for Maya Ultralight. Rudder pedals fitted with hinges attached through floor support cross-piece. Slot on front of frame #2 where elevator cable return pulley is fitted. Seat back fitted with rudder fairleads visible each side.
View on underside of seat showing seat pan support and tips of seat back tube protruding. Cut-out at rear of seat pan for control system access/inspection from above.
View on underside of seat showing seat pan support and tips of seat back tube protruding. Cut-out at rear of seat pan for control system access/inspection from above.
Seat beam ply webs glued in place.
Seat beam ply webs glued in place.
Jig for making deck hoops D3 and D4. Hoops made from 4 layers of 1/8" thick timber strips.
Jig for making deck hoops D3 and D4. Hoops made from 4 layers of 1/8″ thick timber strips.
Cockpit deck formers and hoops installed with front stringers.
Cockpit deck formers and hoops installed with front stringers.
Cockpit sides installed (built up in place and dry clamped to suit, then reassembled with glue).
Cockpit sides installed (built up in place and dry clamped to suit, then reassembled with glue).
Canopy frame formed and built up in place.
Canopy frame formed and built up in place.
Canopy frame formed and built up in place. Instrument panel in work.
Canopy frame formed and built up in place. Instrument panel in work.
Basic instrument panel. From top left:- Ignition switch, cylinder head temperature (battery operated), inclinometer, engine RPM, magnetic compass, sensitive altimeter, airspeed.
Basic instrument panel. From top left:- Ignition switch, cylinder head temperature (battery operated), inclinometer, engine RPM, magnetic compass, sensitive altimeter, airspeed.
Cockpit area showing seat and harness.
Cockpit area showing seat and harness.
Back of instrument panel.
Back of instrument panel.
Great photo looking inside nose of Maya ultralight.
Great photo looking inside nose of Maya ultralight.
Later version of instrument panel. From top left:- ignition switch, dual EGT/CHT, inclinometer, 2-position switch (switch CHT between top cylinder and lower cylinder), volt meter for RPM gauge batteries, on/off switch for RPM gauge, magnetic compass, sensitive altimeter, airspeed, RPM gauge.
Later version of instrument panel. From top left:- ignition switch, dual EGT/CHT, inclinometer, 2-position switch (switch CHT between top cylinder and lower cylinder), volt meter for RPM gauge batteries, on/off switch for RPM gauge, magnetic compass, sensitive altimeter, airspeed, RPM gauge.
Seat
Seat
Back of cockpit (frame #5). From top left:- auxillary fuel tank inlet, fuel tank sight gauge, fuel primer bulb, socket for external 12V supply (car battery) with starter switch and ignition key lock. The starter switch and keylock were as supplied by Konig.
Back of cockpit (frame #5). From top left:- auxillary fuel tank inlet, fuel tank sight gauge, fuel primer bulb, socket for external 12V supply (car battery) with starter switch and ignition key lock. The starter switch and keylock were as supplied by Konig.
Sealed battery box option fitted in parcel shelf behind pilot.
Sealed battery box option fitted in parcel shelf behind pilot.

 


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