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 Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick - by Mark Schimmer | Germany

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick - by Mark Schimmer

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

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

" Note the two-way trigger ! You can tip it at the top or at the bottom. It probably was used to talk either via radio or to the crew via intercom. "

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

" The switch on top (unknown function, prob. ordnance) and on the right top (hoist cable cutter) are protected by safety covers.

The hat switch is a four way switch and was used for trimming. "

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

" A tight grip! "

Westland Essex / Sikorsky joystick

" The Saitek X-36 isn't exactly small, but looks wimpy compare to the enormous size of the Wessex stick! "