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  • ian_
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    That's an impressive collection, Nick! Great to have room to let them breathe a little. On the 'objects of desire' front, how about this imaginatively priced B-1 stick on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockwell-B-...-/142629580853
    I'd like it, but not that much!

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    • FLY.BUY
      Clear-Water-Islands

      Avro Shackleton control yoke:
      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAF-Avro-...MAAOSwk-1aTTzZ

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      • Swifter
        Rank 5 Registered User

        "On the 'objects of desire' front, how about this imaginatively priced B-1 stick"

        Really neat item but....I have to wonder how that grip made it into private hands. It's a virtual guarantee the USAF did not release it with a batch of used or surplus parts.

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        • Binbrook74
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          Some more pictures of the column. Looking at it the column base It is not original to the wheel but has been fitted to mount it on. The wheel is Available if anyone is interested
          www.rafbinbrook.co.uk

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          • hawker1966
            Rank 5 Registered User

            Nice relic

            //www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302593974759?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

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            • cabbage
              Rank 5 Registered User

              My favorite joystick, is any type that doesn't catch you unawares, while bending over in the cockpit.

              Vulcan and Buccaneer ones have made unwellcome assaults on my posterior, while in the process of fitting and removing bang-seats.

              Cabbage

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              • ian_
                Rank 5 Registered User

                Now that's a favourite I hadn't thought of! It has been said that some sticks look more matrimonial than aeronautical.

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                • Swifter
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  Getting some good belly laughs from these last couple of posts....

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                  • FLY.BUY
                    Clear-Water-Islands

                    P-38 Lightning yoke and column:
                    https://www.ebay.com/itm/P-38-Lightn...4AAOSwVH5aWiXq

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                    • ian_
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      Blinking Flip! I've got one, and I still want it!

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                      • Rocketeer
                        Left to do other things

                        Lovely column. Deserves to fly because it has not. I try to only have columns and grips that have flown
                        Tony Dyer
                        https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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                        • Swifter
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          That late P-38 column is a nicely preserved piece of equipment. It will be interesting to see if it draws bids and if so, where the reserve is.

                          Just wondering though Tony, what evidence there is that it hasn't flown? Granted, if it has, then someone took a lot of effort to remove it intact...right down to unscrewing the cable fittings. The wear marks on the pulleys in one of the photos at least suggest the cables were under tension at some point.
                          Last edited by Swifter; 14th January 2018, 16:55.

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                          • ian_
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            Thanks to FLY.BUY of this parish, a rare new addition to the collection. Tu-22M/Backfire C yoke. More than pleased, though my Russian is letting me down on the uses of the various switches and buttons. Cyrillic is not Google translate friendly. I've got as far as radio/ICS on the left hand stalk, with a possibility of nose wheel steering. Top right flap is brake chute. Any help much appreciated!
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                            • Rocketeer
                              Left to do other things

                              Nick, mostly the condition, data plate etc. Looks very unused. However, it might have been removed for servicing or repair. Would have expected something on the plate. But would have to have a real close look to be sure.
                              Tony Dyer
                              https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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                              • Air Ministry
                                Rank 5 Registered User

                                Another one of ours, emerging into the light after many years stored away in a box.
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                                The garage that keeps on giving.

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                                • ian_
                                  Rank 5 Registered User

                                  Presumably the box it was delivered in. Looks immaculate. DC-4?

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                                  • Rocketeer
                                    Left to do other things

                                    Very nice!
                                    Tony Dyer
                                    https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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                                    • FLY.BUY
                                      Clear-Water-Islands

                                      Ian is correct, looks like it's a DC-4, although the Douglas propliners DC4, DC6, DC7 and DC7B had the same yoke design, the control column heads slightly differed and this would appear to have the column head from a DC4. Could I ask what the inscription is (if any) on the bezel of the switch ?

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                                      • Swifter
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        Very nice wheel indeed. Pulled the photos below from my archives. Offhand, I don't recall whether all DC4-DC7s were delivered with this control head

                                        Ian....congratulations on acquiring that very fine TU-22M wheel !

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                                        • Air Ministry
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                                          Could I ask what the inscription is (if any) on the bezel of the switch ?
                                          I'm not sure there is anything inscribed on it but as I'm no longer in possession of the yoke you'll need to contact my chum (you have his details).
                                          The garage that keeps on giving.

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