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FritzGryphon
08-14-2007, 09:34 PM
Hi everybody. This is a general plea for help and pictures of a F-86A cockpit. I'm making a model of it for no apparent reason and I want it to be really realistic.

Any pics or diagrams would be really helpful, beyond the stuff one might find in a websearch. In particular, I'm interested in any of these things that I can't see well enough to read.

If you know what the fuse panel says, what the radio looks like, what all those switches on the central panel do, or what the mystery lever is on the left side, you may already have won a car. Well, not really, but I will love you forever.

http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/1.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/2.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/3.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/4.jpg

Other than that, have a nice day!

FritzGryphon
08-14-2007, 09:34 PM
Hi everybody. This is a general plea for help and pictures of a F-86A cockpit. I'm making a model of it for no apparent reason and I want it to be really realistic.

Any pics or diagrams would be really helpful, beyond the stuff one might find in a websearch. In particular, I'm interested in any of these things that I can't see well enough to read.

If you know what the fuse panel says, what the radio looks like, what all those switches on the central panel do, or what the mystery lever is on the left side, you may already have won a car. Well, not really, but I will love you forever.

http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/1.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/2.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/3.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/evilgryphon2/4.jpg

Other than that, have a nice day!

Copperhead310th
08-14-2007, 09:43 PM
If you have any questions one the F86's in piticular the G model pm me. I'll ask my grandfather. we worked on them quite a bit. i'll see what i can turn up. there is 1 G sitting outside the musum in Ft Walton Beach Fl. i go there quite regularly. i'll try and get some pics inside. the cockpit is viewable i think. I would imagin that the red lever in questions would be the same throughout all modles. If i had to guess i'd say it was flaps. but i'll ask gramps soon as i see him.

horseback
08-14-2007, 09:52 PM
Try this list:
http://www.squadron.com/SearchResults.asp?offset=0

The F-86 Walk Around will be an excellent choice in the absence of a Detail & Scale volume on the Sabre. These books are mostly composed of pictures with good detail, intended for scale plastic modelers. They should be good resources for your purposes as well.

cheers

horseback

Waldo.Pepper
08-14-2007, 10:10 PM
This may help.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/161...611003255#1611003255 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1611003255?r=1611003255#1611003255)

B16Enk
08-15-2007, 05:51 AM
You could be really bolshy and email these people and see if they could send you any photos:

http://www.arc-duxford.co.uk/f86.htm

The oldest flying F86A, had the pleasure of filming it the other week too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

luftluuver
08-15-2007, 03:17 PM
The red lever on the left consul is the 'cockpit air outlet selector'.

FritzGryphon
08-15-2007, 08:05 PM
That is good to know, thanks.

At least it's not anything important.

cfzippo
08-23-2007, 11:55 PM
It is a circuit breaker panel. I believe this one os on the left behind the throttle, the top reads engine (eng) master, engine ignition, below that wing flap etc. All electrical systems are protected with breakers. F-86 flaps are electric.
The center panel is the armament panel.
The red knob on the left is for the speed brakes. If they stick open, you move this safety wired knob forward and it releases hydraulic pressure holding the speed brakes open. (If they stick open power required to fly goes up as does fuel consumption. Bad over North Korea.)(the round cylinders in the top of this pic is the G-suit valve and test button.)

The middle pic is to close up for me to tell. The little window looks like the amp meter.