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Sunday
Feb062011

Mystery Linkage Identified - After A Hint (Douglas Dauntless)

A better view of the dive brake mechanism of the Douglas SBD Dauntless

 My good friend Marty (aka @pilot2b) only needed a short amount of time to get the correct answer for this mystery Name The Plane pic I posted on the 2-3-11... but that was after I posted a new pic that actually showed a little more of the linkages that drive the dive brakes on the Douglas SBD Dauntless. The original pic seemed to have everyone stumped for the first 47 hours! The updated pic showed just a bit of the holes in the dive brakes which gave enuf of a clue to make some sense out of the rather complicated bunch of linkages.

 Congrats to Marty for getting it right... he's earned a tasty bacon sandwich at Oshkosh 2011 for his efforts! If you're looking for a chance to win free bacon, keep and eye out for more Name The Plane contests to pop up from time to time, and you should also check out the Caption Contests that start most Monday mornings. It's all good clean avgeek fun : )

 

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Reader Comments (1)

Ha! I would have never got that one. I think the outcome as to the type of plane is very cool though...

~J~

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C Ford

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