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Started by Stillwell , May 10 2011 01:38 PM

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#1 Stillwell

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:38 PM

This may be an odd request, but does anyone know where one might find a surplus control stick?
I'm specifically looking for one from an A-10 and an F-111 (for a friend)

With that said, an not to make this a worthless post

Anybody have any aircraft controls that they would like to share?

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:28 AM

This may be an odd request, but does anyone know where one might find a surplus control stick?
I'm specifically looking for one from an A-10 and an F-111 (for a friend)

With that said, an not to make this a worthless post

Anybody have any aircraft controls that they would like to share?


I don't think the grip for an A-10 is any different than the standard B-8 style grip. There has been an F-111 stick/grip on Ebay in the aviation section of Ebay Motors.

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#3 Cobrahistorian

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:55 AM

Nope, they're different. Here's an A-10A Cockpit:

http://www.aircraftr.....ockpit 07.jpg

And an F-111:

http://www.militaryf...11-aardvark.jpg

As for sources, I'd say try garciaaviation.com

There are definitely a lot of sources out there for aircraft parts, but ebay would probably be your easiest.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:17 AM

[quote name='Cobrahistorian' date='May 13 2011, 12:55 PM' post='816400']
Nope, they're different. Here's an A-10A Cockpit:

http://www.aircraftr.....ockpit 07.jpg


Looks a lot like a B-8 style grip to me....... I didn't say it WAS a B-8, I said it LOOKED like a B-8

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:11 AM

http://www.aircraftr.....ockpit 07.jpg

Looks a lot like a B-8 style grip to me....... I didn't say it WAS a B-8, I said it LOOKED like a B-8

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Chris,

The A-10s is a B-8 style grip, but the F-111 has a different one, that's all I was saying.

Jon

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:52 AM

Thanks for the help guys,

It looks like the A-10 stick is a B-8, so I'm good there

The F-111 stick is different,

I contacted Turner's military surplus (who has an F-111 for sale out front) but there's no cockpit innards
AMARC says they can't give out parts

There's a guy who remakes F-111 cockpits to sell to museums, and he said he had a few extra, but he doesn't want to sell them

I'll have to keep looking on ebay
I'm trying to find the stick for a good friend of mine, as she absolutely loves F-111s

#7 mmerc20

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:28 PM

I've got a B-8 grip as the tap on my kegerator

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

The following sources may have control sticks:

magnum-aero.com
Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX
ebay.com
flighthelmet.com

Having a part number for the stick/grip could help. There are many military surplus locaters online.

#9 hawkdriver

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:12 PM

The B8 grip is the same as a Huey cyclic grip, so that should help somewhat.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

How ironic…  I just happen to have a perfect condition A-10A stick grip. It was a parting gift from my days on the A-10 demo team when our demo aircraft went to the boneyard. I’ve actually been going through my AF “stuff” lately preparing to downsize for final retirement. Been thinking about putting it on eBay, along with my flight helmet and several flight instruments I’ve collected over the years.

 

Let me know if you’re interested…

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:12 PM

Saw a picture of a guy's '32 Ford once that had a P-51 stick as its shifter. Coolest thing I ever saw.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

I believe later versions of the A-10 such as the A-10C use a stick grip similar to the one in the later F-16 variants?



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

I've been searching for a B8 at an affordable cost.  I have a couple early grips.  One I used on a sports car for a while and had my driving lights hooked up to one of the buttons.  When I find one, it is usually functional and several hundred dollars.  too much for a display item.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

A-10Tinman,

   Do you still have that A-10 stick grip?



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:42 AM

This may be an odd request, but does anyone know where one might find a surplus control stick?
I'm specifically looking for one from an A-10 and an F-111 (for a friend)

With that said, an not to make this a worthless post

Anybody have any aircraft controls that they would like to share?

 

Can't speak for the A-10 or F-111 but they all look the same to me. This is the head of the control stick in my UH-1C gunship, crew chief removed it and gave it to me after we got shot down near Tay Ninh in 1968. The aircraft was pretty much a basket case so wasn't missed.

Terry 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:37 PM

My Dad, a fighter pilot, once rebuilt our bass boat with an F-105 stick and throttle mounted at the seat in the very front of the boat. Of course the boat was also massively overpowered. Ot probably scared the heck out of the guy he eventually sold it to. I have started looking for a B-8 stick and F-105 throttle quadrant to mount in a corvair pickup.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:37 AM

Hello, you have an nice original Stick.

 

Can you help me ??.

in my aviation collection, I have an old and original control grip Stick. He is apparently from a Lockheed P / F-80 Shooting Star ???. Of first  F- 104 ?????.   There is an C 4 and H D A M are engraved on the original stick. What does that mean ?. The manufacturer is apparently after Logo Guardian Electronic. The striking are rounded buttons and big green trim buttom.  I think the stick, is an first Control Stick of the 1950s .Who has information for me? Thank you

 

 

 

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

I found this at a shop that makes brake lines. Back in the 60's this guys dad sold aircraft parts. In the back I found a shelf that had several of these. All but this had the grip rest on the side.

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