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Control yokes not aligned

Old 27th Jul 2011, 13:00
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Control yokes not aligned

Hi - In a picture of a 707 flight deck, the control yokes are in different directions:
Could this happen when the systems are switched off?

the pic is at:
Photos: Boeing 707-321 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 22:17
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Not sure about the 707, but in the VC10 if the controls become jammed there is a disconnect function between the control wheels.

One side controls the ailerons and the other the spoilers.
Therefore if the aileron control run jams, roll is controlled by the spoilers.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 22:58
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If you read the text beneath the photo it states :-

Only the cockpit of N714PA (Clipper Golden Eagle) has been preserved.
So there is your answer. They are not connected to anything.

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Old 29th Jul 2011, 08:48
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The aileron control wheels are 'bussed' together by a cable and pulley system between them, underneath the floor. Obviously the cable has been removed or severed.
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