The cockpit of the Boredom Fighter is
not explained very well in the plans, therefore, several examples are presented in order
to give some idea of what can be done with the business end of the aircraft.
This page is intended to give some idea of the various cockpits that have been used
on the Wolf Boredom Fighter. The cockpit gives the builder a great opportunity to be
creative with the woodwork and make the aircraft an extension of the builder.
Instruments recommended in the plans are VFR minimum. Note that some of the photos below
use the mahogany ply while others use birch plywood. Remember, the plans are a
guide and the Boredom Fighter gives the builder a lot of leeway in woodworking
||N264JP Left side of cockpit.
Of note is the tailwheel lock is opposite of plans. When throttle goes to
full open, the tailwheel lock arm is noticed in the unlocked position (it gets in the
way), preventing full power with the tailwheel unlocked.
||Right side of N264JP. All
placards were printed on metal placards (work done by American Dataplates in
Lancaster,CA). Note all instruments are cream colored with a "BF" logo below
||N264JP head-on picture of
instruments. The oil temp/ oil pressure is on the far right and is a two-in-one
gauge. This arrangement saves the space required for the smaller seperate oil
temperature and pressure gaugages. VSI is not included as the builder didn't really
need the info. Look outside the cockpit!
||Right side of N694BL. Note
the GPS panel-mounted on the right side.
||Left side of N694BL cockpit.
The cockpit sub-panel extends to the left side and down several inches. It provides
a nice panel for the throttle push rod anchor nut.
||Panel of N22MF. Of
interest here is the round RAF-style stick grip. A grip of this type was used at one
time in N81T. While in flight, with a previous owner, the grip broke off from the
stick, providing a couple moments of undivided interest to the pilot.
||N38TM front office. Very
nice front shot of the entire instrumentation. The builder has provided a very clean and
||Here is N38TM as rendered in a
Flight Simulator version of the Boredom Fighter.
||This is from
N137ST, built by Sal Truncale. There's a couple of items to
note. One is the RAM mount on the right side. The other is the
full length runners on the floor. Goes a long way in protecting that
wood from big feet! Also note the lack of a sub-panel, however the
mag switch is located on a small quarter panel on the lower right side.
||Don't see too many
b&w pictures these days but here's a picture of N5167A, currently
owned by Larry Church in New Mexico. This is the orange/white Boredom
FIghter labeled as "The Great Pumpkin".