DOUGLAS R4D-6
INSTRUMENT PANELS

The R4D's instrument panel has been carefully restored to it's 1940's vintage character.   Like its hangar-mate, the B-25J 'Briefing Time' no modern electronic instruments mar it's authenticity.  

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MAIN PANEL - PILOT'S SIDE 

MAIN PANEL - COPILOT'S SIDE 


 

MAIN PANEL - ENGINE GAUGES 
 In the center of the panel, where they can be read easily by either pilot, are the engine gauges.  The two right-most gauges without labels are the Outside Air Temperature Gauge and the Carburetor Air Temperature Gauge.  All but the OAT, which is not actually an engine gauge,  are dual-needle gauges reading both engines.  The four, black, bullet-shaped objects are lights that can be directed to shine on the instruments which had no internal lighting of their own.

IGNITION SWITCH  Located overhead, the Master Ignition and Magneto Switches are flanked by the Propeller Feathering Knobs.
   

 
OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL PANEL  The O.E.P. and Radio Stack are located above the windshield.  Aft of the panel is the Emergency Escape Hatch, for ground use only.  This center panel is flanked by two smaller, triangular panels, shown below.
 
OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL PANEL - LEFT SIDE  The black hose directs heated air on to the windshield.


 
OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL PANEL - RIGHT SIDE

 
AUTOPILOT  This is a diagram of the Jack & Heintz A-3-A Automatic Pilot that is installed in the center of the panel, just above the engine gauges.  It is taken from the User's Manual of the MAAM-SIM R4D/DC-3/C-47 add-on aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
 

 
HYDRAULIC GAUGES   These gauges are located on the copilot's side wall but are large enough to be easily read from the opposite seat.

 


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