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Thread: Your Favourite Control Column Stick/Yoke/Grip!

  1. #1771
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    Hi Martyn, I'm no expert on fighter / bomber grips so just highlighted it as described. I've dealt with this seller previously, she is fluent in English (probably has more English qualifications than me). If interested best bet is to ask her for any known provenance, she is also amenable to negotiate a price. Most of these Russian sellers come in at a really high price, hold your nerve and prices will eventually come down as the items get relisted, this particular seller being one of them, good spot on your part though!

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    Did a quick Google search on TU160 cockpit images and found the photo below. Hmmmm...looks like Putin to me. A man of many talents...or someone did some interesting photo shopping?

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    The best one is Kim Jong Un flying a plane on you tube, Link as follows:
    https://youtu.be/TbmajdLIAg0

    It takes him one minute to read the aircraft manual and then he's off!, hilarious!
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  4. #1774
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    FLY.BUY. Ah, I didnt realise that it is that lady. Yes, I agree that she is very good, and in my previous dealing with her, appears to be completely genuine. I've emailed and asked about the provenance as you suggest. Thanks for the link to our dear leader - absolutely brilliant and obviously made tongue in cheek ( I hope!! ). 30 degree bank is a difficult and dangerous manoevre, as is flying with one hand. Great stuff.

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    Sadly the video is deadly serious, filmed as proparganda to impress the populas in N Korea. The aircraft he is "flying" is an Antonov 148 similar to our BAE 146. Note a hidden pilot to his left side at 1.03 and my best bit is when he gives the pilot instructions at 1.24. It makes me weep with joy!
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    The Wall Is Up

    Hello all. After a long delay it's nice to finally get the control wheel/yoke collection out of all the boxes and on display. The display is primarily military to the left of the fin/rudder and to the right it's airliners + business and some general aviation aircraft. Still have a half-dozen or so wheels awaiting restoration for display. Next up are the AW Argosy and Short Belfast wheels. If anyone knows of a source for the rotary R/T switches fitted to these wheels please let me know. Thanks and have a fantastic new years eve tomorrow!

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    VERY impressive, Nick!



    Rob

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    Lovely job Nick, great way to display them. What is the yoke behind the Albatross and also behind the BAE 146 ?

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    Behind the HU-16 Albatross is the wheel from a Grumman G-21 Goose. The Albatross has an interesting cap. Behind the BAE-146 is a Nihon YS-11 wheel. Latter was a 1960s vintage Japanese twin-turboprop similar to the CV-580 in configuration.

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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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    "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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    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

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    Nice relic

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

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

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

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    Lovely column. Deserves to fly because it has not. I try to only have columns and grips that have flown

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    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.
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  23. #1793
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    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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  24. #1794
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    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.

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

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    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 ?

  29. #1799
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    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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    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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