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Old 29th Jan 2015, 10:09
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
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We had a Valiant crew chief who would stash his bicycle in the upper fuselage between the fuel tanks. Winging our way across the Indian Ocean we drivers suddenly realised that the ailerons had gone to fingertip control, any appreciable movement would induce unheard of rates of roll. Not wishing to twist the wings off we carried on to Butterworth leaving them to the autopilot and on finals disconnected the powered controls and landed it in manual.

Investigation in the fuselage where the feel cans were then revealed that the bicycle had fallen over and jammed the control spigot of the airleron Q feel therebye removing all feel from the ailerons.
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