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Closing the Barn Door…

… after the plane has bolted.

Wheel Support Rod

This part – a wheel support rod was recovered by a farmer from Dieme and showed to me by his son. Ever since its discovery it had been used to open and close the barn door.

I am certainly no expert in the identification of these parts but a close examination suggests it is a steel hollow rod, similar to a scaffolding pole. It is hollow with part of a universal joint at one end with a bakerlite plug.

The Location of the Wheel Connecting Rod within the Retractable Undercarriage Assembly

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