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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Laird Turner cockpit
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 9:10 AM

I am starting to build the Lindberg Laird Turner. I intended to completely modify the cockpit interior, but have run into a problem.  A book I found on Laird airplanes says the side windows on the Meteor were like the Aircoupe- they met at top but slide down into pockets in fuselage side.

 I have found a number of pictures of the cockpit on line.  They all appear to be of the same plane, in a museum.  I find NO evidence of such pockets.  The structure of the fuselage is tubing with formers and stringers.  There is a former between the sections that mark the fore and aft edges of such a window.  The former goes from the tubing out to the stringers- no room for such a cockpit.  

 Could this aircraft be a replica that uses a canopy instead? If this is an original, or accurate replica, where are pockets for side windows?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 11:35 AM

Don, I replied to your post on AMD.  I just did the Lindberg Meteor, in the Air Racer Group Build that is currently running on this forum.  Here is the drawing again of the cockpit I posted there.  It is by Ken Wilson and is of the original Turner Special, not the replica, of which there is one.

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 8:48 AM
Many thanks.  The book I have had that drawing, but so small as to be unreadable.  That was a great scan- thanks.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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