Westport Radio Compass Indicator

     

Westport Radio Compass Indicator

Wiley Post used this radio compass for a nonstop stratospheric transcontinental flight attempt in his Lockheed Vega plane, the Winnie Mae. He had to position the square antenna “loop” manually to home in on commercial broadcast radio stations.

Image Number: WEB12830-2013
Credit: Photo by Eric Long For print or commercial use, please contact: Smithsonian Institution
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