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.

  • WEB12830-2013

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  • Photographer: Eric Long
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