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huron1988

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Got out to this one over the weekend. Property owner had heard that it was a T-33 - see post on the General board - and didn't know where the site was. Dave Trojan and I (along with the property owner) located the site.... in a swamp! We now believe it is an F-86 based on some partial part numbers and the discovery of what we believe to be the landing gear compartment cover (see pic). Plane and pilot ID has yet to be determined. I have it narrowed down to 3-5 possibles based on the wreck site location. Another pic shows what we believe to be part of the seat adjustment mechanism...can anybody confirm this??

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Do you think the seat was still in it?
I think the F-86 seat was only adjustable vertically with that lever on the right (higher up in earlier models). It could be part of that.
The arm rests moved up and down too apparently.

It's great you got out to that one so quick!

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Chris,
I don't know. The piece we found just looks adjustable because of the screw in the notch (shown in pic). The seat was the only thing that came to mind that would be adjustable in that way.

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