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MystiqBlackCat
01-05-2004, 04:04 AM
I am having trouble figuring outt he Japanese instrument panel. Specifically I'm looking for the fuel gauge but if anyone can point me toward a good source with thorough discriptions of all the gauges that would be most helpful.

MystiqBlackCat
01-05-2004, 04:04 AM
I am having trouble figuring outt he Japanese instrument panel. Specifically I'm looking for the fuel gauge but if anyone can point me toward a good source with thorough discriptions of all the gauges that would be most helpful.

ZG77_Lignite
01-05-2004, 10:49 AM
My apologies as I have absolutely no idea on these Japanese aircraft, very little time (virtually) flying them. But a bump in hopes of more usefull answers. If you find anything out, I think it would be very helpful if you passed along the information, as this type of knowledge is a bit short.

MystiqBlackCat
01-05-2004, 12:22 PM
And another bump so hopefully someone with info might see the post and respond. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

horseback
01-05-2004, 02:59 PM
It seems to me that I read somewhere that the Japanese color coded their instruments and controls. I'm at work right now, but I'll check my library tonite and get back to you.

Or... you could always load an old copy of CFS2 and check the Japanese instrument panels there (I know that disk is somewhere in this box!)...

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

Call_me_Kanno
01-05-2004, 04:17 PM
Circled in red-Fuel gauge (needle only moves at 25% or less)

Circled in yellow-Amp or volt gauge

Circled in green-manifold pressure

Circled in white-Cylinder head tempurature

Circled in orange-RPM gauge.

These are what few of them are. Hope it helps some. S~Kanno

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Zero_cockpit_left.jpg

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Zero_cockpit_right.jpg

FI_Crazy
01-05-2004, 04:30 PM
Good stuff, Kanno! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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MystiqBlackCat
01-05-2004, 05:36 PM
Hey thanks Kano, for a while I thought the cylinder temp gauge was the fuel gauge.

I figured out a couple of the ones on the Frank but I cant find my screenshots to do a neat little diagram like Kano. The fuel gauge(what i was lookin for http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) is on the bottom row, 3rd from the right though.

baker9621
01-05-2004, 05:45 PM
put poop on ur finger then lick it off

Call_me_Kanno
01-05-2004, 06:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> put poop on ur finger then lick it off <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol...strange hobbie you got there baker. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

horseback
01-05-2004, 09:19 PM
On the Zeke Model 52, the fuel gauges are as indicated in an earlier post; the guage closest to the instrument panel is the fuselage tank, and the the one aft is for the wing tanks.

On the Frank, the fuel gauges are on the lower left hand of the instrument panel, just inside the landing gear indicator. The one farthest left is the wing tank, and the next one over is the fuselage tank, if I read the kanji characters right.

Hopefully, a Japanese speaker will be able to confirm. I'm just working off some translated characters in "Japanese Army Air Force Camouflage and Markings World War II," by Donald Thorpe. Hope this helps.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

BPLIzard
01-06-2004, 01:19 AM
My sister and I translated these. These are the literal interpretations of the Kanji/Katakana characters that are written on the gauges. Some characters are obsolete, hence, no translation.

Ki's gauges
http://server5.uploadit.org/files2/060104-ki_1.jpg

http://server5.uploadit.org/files2/060104-Ki_2.jpg

I'll post the remaining 3 Ki gauges that we translated and the Zero's tomorrow. The website only allows 5 uploads per 24 hours. Hope this helps.


http://server5.uploadit.org/files2/060104-BlitzPigs.jpg
http://www.blitzpigs.com

[This message was edited by BPLIzard on Tue January 06 2004 at 12:39 AM.]

Call_me_Kanno
01-06-2004, 03:06 PM
Excellent job BPLIzard that you and your sister done. Not only do we now know what a lot of the gauges are for but you all have also shown how much research went into the cockpit modeling. Using the historicaly correct character's of an obsolete language for the gauges is outstanding modeling.

Thank's very much, Kanno

BPLIzard
01-06-2004, 07:00 PM
The complete set of what we've translated could be found here.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=990106601


http://server5.uploadit.org/files2/060104-BlitzPigs.jpg
http://www.blitzpigs.com