Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by B.J., Dec 13, 2017.
That's amazing - I never would have thought it was from an active service jet fighter.
Maybe this is why Winfield found the one he did (apparently there were issues with nose gear trunnion failure early on):
https://books.google.com/books?id=S3lGDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=f-106+"nose+gear+trunnion"&source=bl&ots=oJdkRbC0vS&sig=Ft1uGXVm6bTG3WzzhyvYrenwQLw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9sNrUjJnYAhVix1QKHSX3C_wQ6AEIOzAI#v=onepage&q=f-106 "nose gear trunnion"&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=S...AG#v=onepage&q=f-106 trunnion failure&f=false
A fantastic piece of modern Hollywood archeology. Kudos!
Galileo was always getting destroyed. Now we know why!!
This has to be the coolest Trekkishness I've heard this year. Thanks very much!
I wonder if Matt Jefferies had anything to do with getting this strut. Didn't he have some experience in the Air Force and the aircraft industry?
Matt would not have been involved with this in all probability. Gene Winfield ran this from Arizona.
It is neat that it was a real aircraft part. It just as easily could have been another thing made out of painted plywood, or welded-up pipe from a hardware store.
Galileo literally weighs thousands of pounds and people (and lights) had to be able to be able to go in and out. And sit at least has been viewed from the door. It needed a real frame. It is only held on three points so this needed to be a significant structural piece. She’s impressive.
Here's something interesting - there's a fella over at HobbyTalk who's superdetailing the Land of the Giants Spindrift model, and his research points to the F-106 as the source for the pilots' seats:
Nice to know backhoes still exist in the 23rd century.
I was thumbing through a book I have on the F-106 and came across this. Apparently the early model landing gears were prone to failure which probably explains why one was available for the Galileo
I would say - bingo.
Make that three bingos (esp. since I pointed the same thing out in post #22 above)
All bingoes then.
If there’s a desire to see the restoration video I made - it’s about 17 mins - will post.
I think I did look at that video, back when this thread was first posted, and from it made this screencap:
The view in this and the view in the photo feek posted above are from opposite sides of the assembly, but it's pretty easy to identify many features common to both.
It was such a great post that it needed to be repeated!!! lol
(Honestly I missed your post)
I figured, not hard to do since I only provided the links.
Again, my hat is off to B.J. for the discovery, and for noting the damage that does seem to fit with the info. in that F-106 book.
So who will be the first to find one for sale on EBay?
I have already contacted AMARG to search for one for me, lol.
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