Flight Simulator [Link Trainer]

Link Aviation Devices, Incorporated, Manufacturer;  National Airways Corporation, Commissioned by; 


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Maker and Role
Link Aviation Devices, Incorporated, Manufacturer
National Airways Corporation, Commissioned by
Description
An aviation trainer, not resembling a particular type of aircraft, it is used to train pilots of all types of aircraft. Box-shaped fuselage with monoplane wings and a tail assembly. The cockpit is enclosed with a clear Perspex canopy. The trainer is fixed to a black revolving drum and this sits on a black metal box filled with electrical circuitry. The aircraft is linked to an instrument panel located nearby on a table. There are 4 dials on the rectangular, grey wooden box. From left to right the dials are: Air Speed, Landing Path, Altitude, Vertical Speed.
Colours: Blue, red, silver, white, black. (Blue fuselage, silver wings, red rudder).
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Acrylic/Perspex
Signature/Marks and Type
LINK Printed
"KOLLSMAN INSTRUMENT COMPANY / ELMHURST, NEW YORK". Maker's Mark
"WESTERN ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT CORP., NEWARK. N.J., U.S.A." Maker's Mark
LINK AVIATION DEVICES, INC. / BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - U.S.A. / TRAINER No D-SP 2296R1464 / CONTRACT No BAM 669 EX 76 Maker's Mark
LINK AVIATION DEVICES, INC. / BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - U.S.A. / TRAINER No D-SP 1493 / CONTRACT No BAM 669 EX 76 Maker's Mark
"C/O / RNZAF / AUCKLAND / WIGRAM / WT 18165" "HANDLE CARFULLY" Label
SPENCER TURBO - COMPRESSOR / MADE BY / THE SPENCER TURBINE COMPANY / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / LOT No 31649 SERIAL No 37498 / [...]" Maker's Plate
Accession No
2004.300
Credit Line
Link Aviation Devices, Incorporated et al. Flight Simulator [Link Trainer], 2004.300. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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