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Now that the Panavia Tornado is rapidly becoming a thing of the past I decided that I would like a small memento of an aircraft so much loved by me.

A quick hunt on ebay and I had soon purchased this:

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It's the undercarriage leave from a Tornado. Having realized that the interphase with the aircraft was purely electrical, I set to with my trustee circuit tester to see if I could find a pin combination that worked like a switch when the leaver was used. About 15 seconds later I had a combination. Simple.

So I set about wiring this into my PC and soon ended up with a working P3D  gear leaver as can be seen below,

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Now the question is, How much would such a device cost from someone like Saitek?  More than £30? I  think so. :) 

Edited by J G
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Nice one, JG.  I must admit that I have a soft spot for the Tornado too.  The RAF certainly got their monies worth out of the Tonka!!

I admit that I used Tornado as my call sign when I was into CB in the late 70's/Early '80's. :whis:

So, I am now waiting for the Just Flight Tornado F3 (after the Vulcan of course!!!))

 

Martin

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