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Still it's an improvement from drinking 'fun size' pints.
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I'll have Mikes. Just to help him out as a mate you understand.
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Think I'll send Mike a bottle of Buckfast for Christmas-although in Glasgow it's considered a kids drink! :D
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Footage of the steering box coming ashore.

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/ ... &st=0&pn=1
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"Great minds"!!!
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An Airwork Atlantic DC6A London to New York on Saturday 1 October 1955 according to an item in the Flight archive - see issue for 7 October. It looks quite a tight fit - the cargo door was 10' 4" wide and 7' 6" high.
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f1steveuk wrote:Footage of the steering box coming ashore.

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/ ... &st=0&pn=1

Just a quicky,

At 24 seconds into this fotage, am I wrong in thinking, you can see at the front of this steering shaft being carried, what appears to be whats left of the wheel :?:

It Looks to be broken (the rim a darker colour) and what seems to look like part of the spoke of the wheel silver-ish :?:

At 21 seconds the diver looks to be pulling on whats left of the wheel :?:

Or am I just tired and talking crap.
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It Looks to be broken (the rim a darker colour) and what seems to look like part of the spoke of the wheel silver-ish
Yup - you got it. But I'd bet you didn't spot that the wheel is smashed the complete opposite way to what you'd expect. You'd think that the boat would come to a sudden stop and the pilot would crash into the wheel bending it away from himself but take a close look and you'll see that quite the opposite has happened.
The reason, we think, is that the steering box, and therefore the column and the wheel, were mounted to the same fixings as the front spar. Lots of T60 steel angle plates. Because the centre hull twisted itself from under the front spar, which was kept more or less level by the buoyancy of the sponsons as the hull rolled, the fixings gave up one by one and what actually happened is that the boat came to a sudden stop and the spar carried on, ripping the column and wheel through the structure on its way out.
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I have a photo' of the remains of the wheel, but it's at home, and I suspect as I have posted it before, everyone has a copy, so it should appear here soon ;)
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looking how the hand grip is crimped just reminds us of the forces involved.....


is it just me or is that a keyway on the boss (11 o clock) rather than a splined boss ?
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