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Zeus-cat
11-27-2009, 09:51 AM
This one should be a little easier guys.

What is the thing on the left side of the throttle quadrant? There is an identical one on the right side as well if that helps.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/Whatisit3.jpg

Choctaw111
11-27-2009, 09:56 AM
That's the button you push to call the dancing girls on those long flights.

TS_Sancho
11-27-2009, 10:07 AM
Its an ashtray.

AndyJWest
11-27-2009, 10:25 AM
Typical yanks, smoking cigarettes in an aeroplane. Bloody silly thing to do.

Should smoke a pipe.

Zeus-cat
11-27-2009, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by TS_Sancho:
Its an ashtray.

We have a winner!

Treetop64
11-27-2009, 10:43 AM
A bit too easy there, perhaps?

Choctaw111
11-27-2009, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TS_Sancho:
Its an ashtray.

We have a winner! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's just another after market bolt on I guess.

-HH- Beebop
11-27-2009, 06:29 PM
OK, it's an ashtray. So where is the lighter? To light up a stogie for on the way home you had to get out on a wing and put the end onto the engine magneto and draw real quick, right? Now those were REAL men!

AndyJWest
11-27-2009, 07:01 PM
OK, it's an ashtray. So where is the lighter? To light up a stogie for on the way home you had to get out on a wing and put the end onto the engine magneto and draw real quick, right? Now those were REAL men!

More often than not, those kind Germans would offer a light, They had several mechanisms especially designed for the purpose. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JarheadEd
11-27-2009, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Typical yanks, smoking cigarettes in an aeroplane. Bloody silly thing to do.

Should smoke a pipe.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/popscicamel1942.jpg

Choctaw111
11-27-2009, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by JarheadEd:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Typical yanks, smoking cigarettes in an aeroplane. Bloody silly thing to do.

Should smoke a pipe.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/popscicamel1942.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess that's settled then.
Did the crew really smoke on the flights? I never heard of that before now.

Waldo.Pepper
11-27-2009, 10:29 PM
http://aafradio.org/flightdeck/Peripherals-misc.html

From the link ... (Government procurement in action!)

The ash tray in the B-17 was taken from a 1936 Ford, appropriate enough since the initial B-17 design was finalized in 1936. Where this eventually created a paradox was the auto manufacturers' habit of redesigning their models each year. This led to the strange situation where Boeing was still specifying "1936 Ford" ash trays for both the B-17 and B-29 through the end of the war, almost a decade after Ford had moved on through several stages to an entirely different design. Of such small things are $600 toilet seats created...

Akronnick
11-28-2009, 06:06 AM
It takes a real man to smoke a Lucky while wearing an oxygen mask.

major_setback
11-29-2009, 04:13 AM
proof http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.frankpicturesgallery.com/artists/horacebristol/images/29a.jpg

RSS-Martin
11-29-2009, 11:28 AM
Well there is also one famous German pilot that smoked during flight, Adolf Galland had a ashtray in his Bf109.
http://www.afwing.com/intro/Me109/galland.jpg
http://www.luftwaffe39-45.historia.nom.br/ases/galland7_gr.jpg
If you look closely on both photos he has a cigar.
He is the only German pilot I know that had a ashtray mounted in his plane.