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Zeus-cat
02-24-2010, 06:42 PM
I covered up the label that identifies these handles. Here are three photos of the same thing. Anyone got an idea of what they are?

What is it 05A?
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/B-17%20Feb%202010/Whatisit06A.jpg


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/B-17%20Feb%202010/Whatisit06B.jpg


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/B-17%20Feb%202010/Whatisit06C.jpg

T_O_A_D
02-24-2010, 07:03 PM
I'm not sure if your asking three questions or not.

But my Guess for the handles are

Manual/Emergency Bombay door, and Bomb release.
Located in the Catwalk forward of the Bombay area.

Zeus-cat
02-24-2010, 07:31 PM
It is just one question TOAD. I modified the original post to reflect that.

<span class="ev_code_RED">Manual/Emergency Bombay door, and Bomb release. </span>

Sorry, not correct.

jarink
02-24-2010, 08:05 PM
If looking in the E&M manual is cheating, don't cheat! (It didn't help me!)

I'm going to guess that it's the controls for the strike camera doors.

AndyJWest
02-24-2010, 08:33 PM
If they were numbered 1 & 2, I'd guess at toilet flushing mechanisms. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Emergency wheel extension hydraulic levers? (I'd label them L & R though, or possibly P & S?)

Zeus-cat
02-24-2010, 09:28 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED">I'm going to guess that it's the controls for the strike camera doors.</span>
Nope

<span class="ev_code_RED">If they were numbered 1 & 2, I'd guess at toilet flushing mechanisms. </span>
I'm still looking for the toilet, so I don't think this is correct. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

<span class="ev_code_RED">Emergency wheel extension hydraulic levers? (I'd label them L & R though, or possibly P & S?)</span>
Not a bad guess, but not even close.

Romanator21
02-25-2010, 12:23 AM
As for the emergency gear extension, it is a crank located in the bomb bay, if I'm not mistaken.

These are located in the radio room, on the right side looking forward.

These levers are labeled, No2, No3, which seems odd, as this implies a No1 and maybe a No4.

I have no idea what it does though. Totally random guess, and 99% sure it's wrong, but maybe it actuates some antennae.

Zeus-cat
02-25-2010, 05:34 AM
<span class="ev_code_RED">Totally random guess, and 99% sure it's wrong, but maybe it actuates some antennae</span>
You can add that last 1% to make it 100% wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DrHerb
02-25-2010, 07:39 AM
Manual fuel transfer pump levers?

*edit* Oh, and a beer holder over them?

Romanator21
02-25-2010, 02:45 PM
I've been browsing the net, and I can find these things on only one B-17. All others don't have it. Even more mysterious http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Outlaw---
02-25-2010, 03:37 PM
It's part of the latte machine. The cup holder above the levers is what gives it away.

--Outlaw.

VF-17_Jolly
02-25-2010, 05:02 PM
ventilation controls?

Or Manual flap control levers

Zeus-cat
02-25-2010, 07:29 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED">ventilation controls</span> is correct. Way to go VF-17_Jolly!

The handles control heat into the cabin.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/Urbana%20B-17/IMG_0091.jpg

AndyJWest
02-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Ahhhh....

I've been trying to figure this out all day. It had to have some connection to the engines, but why only 2 & 3? Now I know.

VF-17_Jolly
02-26-2010, 11:32 AM
It took me ages to figure out where it was in the ship, and i still had to guess as the only description i have says the ventilation controls are behind and to the left of the Radio operator

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Choctaw111
02-26-2010, 11:44 AM
I am glad to finally know what these are.
It really was starting to bother me.