FLEETWOOD FL517A 'STEREOMASTER' (1961)

The Fleetwood FL517A was manufactured for C. & A. Odlin Ltd by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1961.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

8 valve plus magic eye tuning, all wave stereo radio

Technical Information

Valves (8 + magic eye): ECH81, EBF89, ECC83, ECL86, ECL86, EL86, EL86, EZ81 and EM80 Magic Eye

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 4

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

Service information Philips-B5Z17A-Hilversum-Conbrio-stereo-8V-AW-AC-1962.pdf

Service information Fleetwood_NZ_FL517A_Stereomaster_Philips_B5Z17A_Service_Info.pdf

1961 Fleetwood FL517A 'Stereomaster'

1961 Fleetwood FL517A 'Stereomaster'

1961 Fleetwood FL517A 'Stereomaster'

General Construction Notes for Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd:

Model codes are explained on the Philips brand page.  Philips early-mid century were probably the Google of their time - they had branches in many countries and a global brand that everyone knew - and were apparently happy to let engineers come up with new ideas and implement them.  Construction is often overly complex but very well engineered - although repairs can also take a complex path.  They used time-in-motion studies to find the most cost effective way to asemble sets and sometimes this means repairs can be nightmarish (if you've ever worked on a V7A Theaterette this will be all too aparent).  U suffix model numbers are transformerless (hot chassis) sets and great care should be taken, or the sets avoided altogether.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1961 Philips FL517A 'Hilversum Conbrio'