The Caravelle's cockpit is missing instruments and equipment
Keskiviikko 1.3.2023 - Erja Reinikainen
At the moment, the Caravelle SE-DAF’s cockpit looks rather bare and stark. There are a lot of instruments missing and the surfaces and fittings are shabby. The decades of being stored outdoors at Arlanda have left their mark.
Photo by Ismo Matinlauri.
We will not let this discourage us, instead we take this as a challenge. Our aim is to find the missing instruments and equipment and restore the cockpit and its surfaces as well as we can.
Now we are looking for analogue instruments which were used in the 1960s’ and 1970s’ aircraft and we turn to our readers for help. The instruments don’t have to be original ones which were used in the Caravelles, a similar style is sufficient. A list of the missing instruments is below, we need two of each.
Flight monitoring instruments
The size of the flight monitoring instruments varies. Some have a rectangular housing 82 x 82 mm, others a round housing with a diameter of 80 mm. The housing for the Flight Director Indicator / Attitude indicator is rectangular 100 x 100 mm. A round instrument can be installed instead, using a reducer plate.
Engine monitoring instruments
The engine monitoring instruments have a diameter of 49 mm. A different size can be used but will be difficult. Instruments with the original displays will probably not be found but the dial face can be changed. The following instruments are missing.
Photos by Ismo Matinlauri.
Radio control panels
The following items are missing:
If you happen to know anything about the items listed above or if you know where they could be found, please contact Caravelle project manager Janne Salonen, mobile +358 50 5291135 or email email@example.com
Translation with help of Martti Saarinen.
Photos by Jouko Tarponen except if otherwise separately mentioned.
Avainsanat: aviation history, restoration, Caravelle, SE-DAF, Sven Viking