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Ploughing On

Interesting use of Cross Rod Mechanism

On the Ternaud side of the Croix de Brou a farmer, just 7 years old at the time of the crash, showed me an ancient rusting horse drawn plough lying in his barn. The two handles were clearly identifiable as Radius Cross Members, again from within the retracting undercarriage.

The schematic diagram below clearly shows their position within the retractable landing gear assembly. Whilst there are no identifiable marks; the location, design and precision of the boltholes and the engineering of the assembly show that they were defiantly not part of the original plough.

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