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The Delft Control Column

Project Manager Giuseppe Lombardi receives a Stirling control column from Professor Jan de Vries at the University of Delft, April 2008.

Delft control column

This control column was sectioned as an aid for students to understand its mechanics. In spite of this, it has proved invaluable for the Project.

Whilst we were unable to incorporate it into the flight deck rebuilt, we were able to disassemble it in order to measure and reproduce the components.

With the information gained, the Project has
re-created two new control columns.