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    DC-3 Yoke?

    Hey all, new here, but I wanted to know if anyone could offer some advice on building a pretty decent replica of the DC-3 yoke? I'm thinking PVC pipe or something but am not real sure about the actual "steering wheel"? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    Hi!

    I don't know the size of the DC-3 Yoke, but perhaps a tractor steering wheel will do it.
    Compare DC-3 with tractor steering wheel, you just have to cut a piece out of the ring to get the shape.
    Good Luck!
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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    hello captain........
    not for a dc3, but this is how i made the 737 columns.
    good luck....
    regards from wales

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    The steering wheel looks a bit like the steering wheel of a tractor. Perhaps you can take something like that: http://www.tractorpart.com/farmall_p...ing_wheel.html . You just have to cut a piece out of it.

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldTimerNewPilot View Post
    Hey all, new here, but I wanted to know if anyone could offer some advice on building a pretty decent replica of the DC-3 yoke? I'm thinking PVC pipe or something but am not real sure about the actual "steering wheel"? Thanks in advance!
    I recently finished a Boeing-ish yoke and made the wheel out of 2x pieces of 18mm mdf with wiring sandwiched between the glued halves followed by a lot of sanding.It feels pretty sturdy and with the added centre arms on your DC3 it would make it very solid indeed.My whole assembly cost less than 10 to make using bits and pieces laying around my garage and buying 2x bolts,2x plastic gears, 2 springs, a pot and couple of switches I didn't have available and it appears to work pretty well.

    Best of luck.


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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    The steering wheel looks like a steering wheel of a tractor. Perhaps you can buy one for example here and cut a part out of the circle to get the unique shape.

    Regards from Berlin

    Bastian

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    Last summer I found the wreck of a plane from the dc family. I can't remember the exact name atm, but I liberated the yoke which I believe is the same as the dc-3 or very similar. I'm on the road atm, but will be home probably by the end of the weekend and I'll check. If it's what you need, I'll send it to you. It does have a slight bend in it which I may be able to get out. Talk to ya soon.

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent View Post
    Last summer I found the wreck of a plane from the dc family. I can't remember the exact name atm, but I liberated the yoke which I believe is the same as the dc-3 or very similar. I'm on the road atm, but will be home probably by the end of the weekend and I'll check. If it's what you need, I'll send it to you. It does have a slight bend in it which I may be able to get out. Talk to ya soon.
    Wow, I am speechless. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldTimerNewPilot View Post
    Wow, I am speechless. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
    Np. If you don't see me reply to this within a week, send me a message cause I've forgotten.

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    Re: DC-3 Yoke?

    I havn't forgot about you. I just got home recently...stayed longer than expected. I'll dig it out tonite.

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