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I came across this instrument panel being sold as a potential craft project. I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it. I am going to give it, filled with old pics to my father-in-law who used to be a pilot. It would, however, make for a better story if I can find out the type of aircraft this instrument panel came from. Can anyone identify it for me, please? Maybe even just a hint at where to look?

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    $\begingroup$ You've come to the right place; if this is from a mass-produced aircraft some wise enthusiast here will probably be able to tell you. But be aware, sometimes instrument panels are just made bespoke for a specific aircraft and its almost impossible to tell which one it came from. If there are any markings and/or serial numbers on it, that might help identify it, also the dimensions may help narrow it down. $\endgroup$ – Jamiec Nov 25 '19 at 8:39
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    $\begingroup$ The existence of DME/NAV switches indicates to me this is a post-war aircraft? Can anyone confirm that is right? $\endgroup$ – Jamiec Nov 25 '19 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ In what part of the world was it found? Can you provide measurements? Could even be a four engine aircraft with all those instrument holes.... $\endgroup$ – Mike Sowsun Nov 25 '19 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ From your second picture I can read: XXXX Deice Deactivated Oxygen System Deactivated TKS Wing Tail XXXX Deactivated Fuel Transfer Deactivated Autopilot Desctivated Heater Inop Although from looking at the other pictures one would think there is much more that is deactivated on this aircraft. $\endgroup$ – Patrick Nov 26 '19 at 6:24
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    $\begingroup$ just removed one guage and it says "Prop Ice Guard Amps". Also on the back i found to mounts that say "P/N 150 PL-12 AN800D10" but all that told me is it is a standard antivibration mount from LORD Corp $\endgroup$ – Paddy Delmar Nov 27 '19 at 3:21
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I was so close. I was looking at the de Havilland Otter but a mid 50s. A friend finally found it. It is a mid 70s DH-114 de Havilland Riley. Thank you verandaguy for leading to the de Havilland. That was most helpful. Now I can finish the Xmas present and be able to tell my Father-in-law the exact type of plane it came from. Cheers.

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    $\begingroup$ A picture of the cockpit would be really helpful. $\endgroup$ – kevin Dec 6 '19 at 2:15

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