Trying to win a bar bet

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Trying to win a bar bet

Postby Laminar » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:55 pm

What are the left and center instruments in the bottom row?
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Re: Trying to win a bar bet

Postby AirportDude » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:24 am

Well it's Russian, so I'm assuming that the lower left gauge is airspeed in Kilometers per Hour. You notice that the graduations decrease in spacing after 200, so it's an aircraft not designed for high speed. (Probably just to show you your speed in a dive vs. level flight which can't exceed much beyond 200 KPH, which is 124 MPH, and 108 knots)

The assumption continues that the lower center gauge is some sort of tachometer...

What aircraft is this?

Jeff
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Re: Trying to win a bar bet

Postby Laminar » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:30 pm

What aircraft is this?


No clue. It's a picture of a picture hanging in a bar.

They both look like temperature gauges to me, but I don't know much about CHT or EGT in big engines, especially in Celsius. And I have no explanation for the dual scaling on the lower center instrument.

The oil temperature gauge on the bottom right starts at -50 degC, so yeah, it's probably Russian.

There are other mysteries as well. The rate of climb is probably in meters per second, but the altimeter doesn't look like any metric instrument I have ever seen.

I've already lost the bet, so now it's just a matter of curiosity.

-Rick

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Re: Trying to win a bar bet

Postby AirportDude » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:26 pm

Found it!

The instrument cluster is from an Antonov AN-2.

The lower left instrument is the radar altimeter, and the lower center is the fuel indicator.
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Re: Trying to win a bar bet

Postby Laminar » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:07 am

Good sleuthing, thanks, Jeff!

I wonder how many biplanes have radar altimeters.

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Re: Trying to win a bar bet

Postby jackhodgson » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:36 am

Nice work AirportDude!


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