January 8, 2020 at 4:09 pm #1841
I am restoring a 1940 OTW and am looking for a picture or information on original insturment panel layout.
JeffJanuary 20, 2020 at 9:16 pm #1863Ashley WadeParticipant
Congratulations on the OTW restoration. My wife has 1941. I believe it’s the original config and instruments and I can send you a picture of it. First, let’s wait for Mike Barg or Jim Jones to chime in. They will definitely be able to help. If they are tied up and do not respond soon I’ll reach out to them for you.
AshleyJanuary 26, 2020 at 10:21 pm #1866
I appreciate your help. Thank youJanuary 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm #1868Jim JonesParticipant
The OTW manual contains drawings of how the panels were originally laid out, complete with placards. Most panels have been modified over the years, some beyond recognition! I can supply a manual or pics of my panel if that would help.January 28, 2020 at 2:54 pm #1869
How much does the manual cost? Would you mund sending a picture of the rear cockpit. My front cockpit appears original. The rear cockpit is a mess. The insturment panel looks like swiss cheese.
Thank you very much
JeffJanuary 28, 2020 at 4:09 pm #1870Ashley WadeParticipant
Good morning Jeff. Glad that you and Jim are communicating. He and Mike Barg own the Meyers Aircraft Restoration Services in Honeapath, NC. They even have the original factory OTW jigs at their facility. Barg own FIVE OTWs!! One in beautiful shape and the others in various conditions from bent to just a data plate. Jones has only one OTW, but it is one of the most beautiful and meticulously maintained airplanes you’ll ever see.
If you will send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org then I can email a scanned copy of the maintenance and assembly manual to you. Mr. Jones provided a hard copy to me and I’ve scanned it in hopes of uploading it to the website.
As Jim said, the diagram of the original config is in the manual. For photos of various panels look at the top of this screen. Click on resources. Click on Aircraft Registration Database. This will take you to AirTable and you’ll see the whereabouts and photos of all of the known OTWs. Send in your info and some pics and we’ll update your bird.
Hopefully all of that will make you want to join the Owner’s Association and then attend one of our fly ins. When you buy a Meyers you automatically join the family and have access to a truly great bunch of people.
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