Mark Schimmer is building his own cockpit and got hold of a genuine helicopter control stick :
" 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. "
" 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. "
" A tight grip! "
" The Saitek X-36 isn't exactly small, but looks wimpy compare to the enormous size of the Wessex stick! "