Sikorsky VS-316/R-4/Hoverfly I

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Hello again chaps. The title of this thread is my current interest. What I'm specifically trying to find at the moment is a cockpit layout. Lots of shots through the plexiglass but all from the front or directly from the side. So basically no detail whatsoever, I cannot discern from any info/pictures the instruments fitted to this aircraft, though there is a youtube video (i think) which states that there werent any flight instruments and that the pilot just had to rely on what he could see looking out! I guess that means no attitude indications and the like. Surely there must have been engine instruments, maybe a fuel guage...


Any help on this is as always very appreciated.


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Not a very documented subject indeed. Here's what I have photowise:
 

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rough 6 view from airwar.ru
sikr4b.html



photos found on a forum
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=207399&view=findpost&p=2040778


finescale modeling forum...
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/16/t/80537.aspx?sort=ASC&pi240=1


with...
ta da!

P1010102-1.jpg


so, instruments from left to right...
amps, fuel, OAT(?),cylinder temp, oil and fuel p's and t's?, manifold pressure, rpm, IAS, mag compass, bar alt.


I know that it is essentially a first of kind but that seems like a bit of a rubbish layout...


Ok so there are a couple of miscellaneous controls that im not sure about in this picture


P1010109.jpg



the throttles are on the collective and im guessing that the controls on the floor under it are going to be mixture and H (carb heat?) can anyone take a guess at the lever in front of the "quadrant"? I think that a rotor brake lever is shown in the last of Stargazer2006's pictures... Wheel brake maybe?
 

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