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    Clear-Water-Islands
    • Jun 2004
    • 1281

    Martyn, I know that you have a copy of this but this attachment may help others with a F106 stick
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    • Swifter
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2013
      • 275

      Hi Ian and MartynP:

      I've been looking for a F-106 grip for a long time. 102 grips show up more commonly. Not sure why that is. The very few 106 grips that appeared on Ebay brought princely sums. Below are some pics of the last one I'm aware of that sold. And no, it ain't mine....

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      Last edited by Swifter; 10th April 2019, 02:21. Reason: Edited to get the photos to upload.

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      • Swifter
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2013
        • 275

        I researched it some years ago--I don't recall finding a difference between the F and TF-102 grips. The pics are of my 102 grip after restoration a few years back. Best source to verify that would be the "-1" flight manual.


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        • Rocketeer
          Left to do other things
          • Jan 2005
          • 5205

          Very nice catch up stuff yall. Ive been mostly disposing of my newer columns of late. Having said that, my Tornado line up for Cockpitfest and the retirement of the type has grown!
          Tony Dyer
          https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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          • martynp
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Feb 2017
            • 39

            Thanks everyone for your replies. Swifter - I've attached a couple of photos of what I believe to be the TF102 grip. I'm happy to be corrected. The LH horn is different to that of the standard F102 ( and F106 ) yoke. Click image for larger version

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            • Swifter
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2013
              • 275

              Hi Martyn:
              I stand corrected! Apparently I didn't do a very thorough job the last time I looked into this. A 30 second search on Google led to the attached image from the "-1" manual for the TF-102. I'd say that's a pretty scarce piece you have there. Good find!

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              • martynp
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Feb 2017
                • 39

                Thanks Swifter for the info and diagram.

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                • Flyboy2657
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2009
                  • 6

                  Originally posted by Swifter View Post
                  Hi Ian and MartynP:

                  I've been looking for a F-106 grip for a long time. 102 grips show up more commonly. Not sure why that is. The very few 106 grips that appeared on Ebay brought princely sums. Below are some pics of the last one I'm aware of that sold. And no, it ain't mine....

                  Click image for larger version Name:	106 1.JPG Views:	0 Size:	117.6 KB ID:	3859170

                  Click image for larger version Name:	106 4.JPG Views:	0 Size:	54.5 KB ID:	3859171


                  Click image for larger version Name:	106 2.JPG Views:	0 Size:	74.4 KB ID:	3859172

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                  • Flyboy2657
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Sep 2009
                    • 6

                    I acquired this Control yoke, some time ago. Nice artifact, paid a kings ransom for it though!!! But I own it now. Lol!!! Debating restoration to new condition, powder coat finish and all... but I'll commission a legit restoration firm to complete the job. A work in progress, it's currently stored in a watertight pelican hard case w/desiccant packs. The chassis/body of this yoke is made up of magnesuim metal, hence special care in restoration/refinishing (paint removal process and priming prior to paint). Also the health risk if one should not wear special respirator gear.
                    Cheers,
                    Andy

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                    • Swifter
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2013
                      • 275

                      Hi Andy: Thanks for chiming in! Nice to meet the man I was bidding against....LOL. Couldn't agree with you more...very nice artifact.

                      Assuming F-106 yokes were finished in the same fashion as those in the F-102, they were just coated with semi-gloss paint. Nothing as fancy as powder-coat. Unlike many other aircraft that had the lettering for switch functions engraved into a thick, hard coating applied to the yoke, the "switch function" lettering on the stalks of the F-102 appear to have been spray-painted on using stencils. See photo. Other lettering, like on the center pedestal, was done with decals. On first impression the F-106 yoke looks to have been produced the same way.


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                      • ProudKerman
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Apr 2014
                        • 15

                        Downsizing my stick and yoke collection, will be taking offers for these for about a week or until I get an offer I like, also open to trades.

                        - AN-2 yoke with cap
                        - Aero Commander yoke no cap
                        - Resin F-16 grip

                        Advertised on other forums too feel free to PM about these or anything else.

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                        • Lysanderlover
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • May 2015
                          • 77

                          Something nice on EBay:

                          https://www.ebay.com/itm/233203640235?ul_noapp=true`

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