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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 6:08 pm   #1
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Hi All,

I am a total new comer to the work of vintage radio. I recently acquired a Pilot Clipper and want to know what year this may have been manufactured.

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Hein
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 8:22 am   #2
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Looking at the types of valves used I would say c.1949. Edward
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Old 5th Aug 2021, 7:53 pm   #3
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Are you sure this is a Clipper? it looks to me much more like the Navigator. If so, late 1940s to early 1950s.
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 10:23 am   #4
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The valve lineup is a 5Y3 full wave rectifier, 2 x 6BA6 pentodes, 6BE6 converter, 6AV6 double-diode triode and 6AQ5 power output.
If anyone has an idea of a schematic that would be great.
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 11:01 am   #5
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If you don't have any luck, the schematic for the Pilot Navigator might be worth looking at, in the one I have a copy of the valve line up is:

6BE6, 6BA6, 6BE6, 6AT6, 6AQ5, 6X5GT and tuning indicator Y61.

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Old 7th Aug 2021, 1:46 pm   #6
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Thanks Lawrence. I found this site: https://www.vintageradio.co.nz/model/courtenay/166
It looks like the schematic here is suitable.
Both sets were obviously bound for the colonies, so there must be some synergy!
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 11:53 am   #7
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Hi All,

And a big thank you to Paul for bringing my PILOT back to life. I am super exited to continue with the restoration. I am now going to work on the cabinet. I do however require some assistance. As I understand it the unit was called a tbale top?. It had incorporated a turn table. Can any one advise as to how the wiring is connected for the turntable. See attached photos of the motor and what looks like a selector switch.
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