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Autopilot Control Panel for C-1 Autopilot System, Minneapolis Honeywell

Minneapolis-Honeywell

Autopilot Control Panel for C-1 Autopilot System, Minneapolis Honeywell

This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at Curator@AeroAntique.com.

The C-1 Autopilot system was used extensively in WW2-era bomber aircraft of the US Army Air Forces, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. This module, one of 10, is the control panel, typically installed at the pedestal between the pilot and co-pilot. The other modules are three servo units (aileron, rudder, elevator), a directional stabilizer, the vertical flight gyro, amplifier, inverter, and junction box, with a later generation adding the rate gyro and rate gyro adapter unit in Boeing B-50 bombers.  Was also installed with a "formation stick" controller in some aircraft. We also have the operator's quick reference guide and the full operators manual.

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