Stability Augmentation System (SAS) Closet
At the front of the cabin on the right side of the fwd bulkhead is the SAS closet. Unlike their American counterparts, Canadian aircraft had covers over the SAS bay. Voyageurs SAS closet covers, because of the greater use of hydraulics, differed from Labradors by having two gauges located on the upper SAS closet cover.
Where the Voyageur had the two gauges, Labradors had a crash axe. In Voyageurs, the crash axe was a few inches below where it was on the Labs. Moreover, because the Voyageur differed from the Labrador in that it had a soft blackout curtain instead of the Labrador’s blackout door, the Voyageur’s map case was located on the lower SAS closet cover. The map case on Labrador was on the cabin side of its’ blackout door. The last thing to go on the SAS cover was the lower Dutch Door brace.!