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Old 12-28-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default Gyrokompass / KU3 cable .. help

Hi there helpful forum members
I know technically.. this might not be in the right forum section, but it's electrical in nature .. as are "Radio, telephony and radar equipment".
Does anyone have any idea where a similar rubber boot / cable could be sourced from, see photo ..

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, I'm working on a replica of the KU3 connector block to connect the KU3 power supply and the special screw on connector.. into the base of the Gyrokompass itself.
I've spent time on electrical salvage sites looking for old looking rubber boots, but there's nothing, if I use the new silicone ones it's going to look naff
I'm pretty sure there is no wiring diagram available for the two connectors themselves ?.
Any help would be very much appreciated,
Very best wishes .. Ian "feind-hort-mit".
Happy New Years in advance

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:59 AM   #2
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Yeah, this is an extremely rare piece. I found the complete set on Ebay for Jacques Littlefield 's Panther. But that's the very last one I've ever seen. That photo you have is the one I took from that set.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:37 AM   #3
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I have original WW2 German cables and boots here. They are actually Luftwaffe.

Cannot recall many wires are inside your insulation...but check my cables here:


https://www.ebay.com/itm//391628854681

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232604609409

ttps://www.ebay.com/itm/232604636106

The boots I also have...maybe 1 or 2 spares...will have to go through my electrical parts box.


Some GREEDY person here on the forum has the complete wiring set-up for the Gyro (along with a gyro). I offered him top dollar for the set...and then after closing a deal...some idiot in Europe told him the compass and plugs were worth 6000,00 euro, and not to accept my offer.

COMPLETE NONSENSE!!!

This this greedy and dishonest seller cancelled our deal...

Disappointed...but...they do come up.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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Indeed the cabling is Luftwaffe spec, as is the connector insert for the gyrocompass. The rest however is specific for the tank set. I do remember seeing the schematic with connections somewhere a long time ago, perhaps it will come back to me where....

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Old 12-28-2017, 01:51 PM   #5
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I'm not sure the word "GREEDY" is appropriate here. When you are assisting a buyer with rather large resources, you have disproportionate means at your disposal which seems unfair at times. May I ask - do you have a fully restored Panther to put one of these devices into?
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:57 PM   #6
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My GyroKompass cost me the equivalent of €400 from Russia many years ago .. I think it was a fair price back then
That set of Boxed Gyro connector block / KU3 connector and KU3 Power supply was the one to get ..but it went for absolutely silly money
So ground dug restorable ones are the order of the day these days.
I hope that schematic turns up from your memory funksammler
Thank you for your messages and help, best wishes.. Ian "feind-hort-mit"
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:19 AM   #7
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I remembered....



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Old 12-30-2017, 02:06 PM   #8
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what an amazing post-Christmas .. present.
Thank you very much indeed Funksammler, that is quite brilliant mate.
Best wishes again .. Ian "feind-hort-mit".

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Old 12-31-2017, 05:04 AM   #9
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This one might be slightly clearer:



Here is a picture of the placement of the equipment in the Panzer III:



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12volt cable !.
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Default 12volt cable !.

Hi there everyone
Here's another question
I'm wondering how long the 12v power cable (for the illumination of the Gyro)) would need to be, to be able to reach the nearest socket ?.
The picture at the top of this page .. the cable is maybe 12" long .. there isn't a socket that close in the Tiger
There are a couple on the instrument panel, I think there's one on the underside of the hull roof .. probably a meter away though !.
So the question(s) is / are , how long does it need to be for use in the Tiger ?, and is there a hidden socket somewhere closer ?.
Happy Sunday to you all, best regards .. Ian
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