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Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

Mark Schimmer is building his own cockpit and got hold of a genuine helicopter control stick :

" The stick type is that of a Westland Wessex helo, which is a British license manufactured version of the well known Sikorsky SH-51 ff helo.

I got the stick brand new, and it was sealed air tight in a heavy plastic bag and wrapped in wax-paper. There appear to be different versions of it, since I have another used one without to top switch and the side switches. The stick has 11 functions altogether. "

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

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