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RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

Article about: Just thought I'd post a couple of photos of the Type P8 aircraft compass I just finished fixing up. Before and after pics. I'll tell ya, it was a learning experience!

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    Default RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    Just thought I'd post a couple of photos of the Type P8 aircraft compass I just finished fixing up. Before and after pics. I'll tell ya, it was a learning experience!
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    Default Re: RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    Nice job, johnb953, looks like its come straight out of stores. Have you filled it yet?
    Cheers
    Hangarman

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    Default Re: RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    Thanks Hangerman! Yes, I filled it with alcohol. I'm happy with the results.

    John

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    Default Re: RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    Great Job. What did you use as a sealant? How messy was it?

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    Default Re: RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    I used Permatex silicone windshield and glass sealer. The tube comes with a pointed applicator so it wasn't very messy.

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    Default Re: RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    a great job .

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    Default Re: RAF Type P8 compass rebuild

    Thanks!

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