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UP6 Restoration Completed

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

After UP3 (Aircraft Lights), UP6 (Hydraulic Panel) is no finished and ready for simulator use. It has been completely stripped of its original paint, corrosion removed,  primed and repainted in its original wrinkle paint. The 3 gauges are air core motors which can be controlled via Opencockpits DC motor cards, resistors and condensators. The lights

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Simulator software development begins

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

There have been few updates in recent months since work has started on programming the switches, gauges and lights. The project is right now split up in two parts (Restoration and Simulator conversion). As temperatures in Munich are still around freezing repainting of the cockpit and panels is limited as long as temperatures stay below

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Rare Air France Caravelle Photos discovered

Feb 21st, 2013 | By

These  photos were discovered in an old box at Paris Le Bourget airport and kindly send to us. We want to share these rare photos as they give many information and show details on how the cockpit was painted in the very early days. These images will be vital in the restoration of F-BHRU’s cockpit

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The story of “Poitou”

Jan 12th, 2013 | By

This was the ninth Caravelle of the second order for 12 by Air France dated 25 July 1958, and thus was Air France № 21 with a contract delivery date of 30 November 1960. The Caravelle was the 55th in the production sequence, completed as a Type III (Version SE 210 302) with a MGTOW

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