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canuck10

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aircraft parts recovered from crash site beach/lake near Takla Lake, northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Reportedly from small Sikorsky flying boat (possibly Panam). Any thoughts?

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ChrisBaird

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I thought just a wing strut with some wire bracing, but the ball joint on one end confused me.

Could it be a strut for a regular float set-up on a light aircraft?  Not an old Sikorsky.

He mentions the ball-joints for float rigging on here:

http://www.stoneylake.org/pipcom/floatrig.htm

Chris B.
http://www.arizonawrecks.com
tom

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interesting,  heavy steel?
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canuck10

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That's how they were built in the 1930s. That ball joint intrigues me.

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How long is it?

I wonder if the ball joint was on the main gear which moved up out of the way.  Like on an S-38. Though the pics I find seem to have bolt holes.

The 2 cables look like bracing wires.

Or it's an old float plane that hit the beach.

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Hi,  Can anyone ID this access pannel ?

It has a "BAC" part number.

Any ideas?  Help ID this mystery part.

Thanks.

Tom M




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