The DisplayWorks team had the opportunity to collaborate with GE Aviation to convey the story of their renowned T58 engine as the turboshaft power plant of the Marine One helicopter with an eye-catching, interactive display for the Marine One exhibit area of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The new exhibit will also be featured during the Reagan National Defense Forum in the coming weeks.
DisplayWorks has extensive experience in creating engine displays including complex engine cutaways. For the T58 display we took great care in the engine prep, refurbishing and cleaning to give it a perfect presentation ready state. With the engine fit to the display, our team focused on providing proper lighting to illuminate the engines key features, pieces, and parts. To ensure the audience could view the engine from as many angles as possible we set it on an acrylic stand, which provides a floating look to the engine, while a mirror installed on the bottom of the display provides a detailed view of the underside of the CT58.
This project provided unique challenges for the DisplayWorks team. We needed to work within tight constraints of approximately 8’ wide x 40” deep x 80” high, to make sure the exhibit could be moved into the display space as well as to provide ease of mobility for when the display needs to be relocated within the facility.
The DisplayWorks team was proud to work on this beautiful project and share a part in helping to showcase the T58 at this prestigious museum. This display blends seamlessly in with the rest of the exhibits at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and brings a little bit of history to life.