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Needed: 1173 grip

Lotahp1

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Hey guys I need one more 1173 grip. I'd prefer a 1173-1 but whatcha got?
 

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Thought I'd bump this one. I have one 1173-1 just need a second one. I'd settle for a 1173-2.
 

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Yeah I made a offer on that one...owner sent a counter offer...I sent another. Then no response. I even finally sent a email saying I'd take it at there first offer! No response at all. I almost think its a scam add.
 

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That's the grip I have in my biplane. I bought it in 1970 from ACI (Aircraft Components Inc.), a mail-order war surplus catalog that was operating in the late '60's to early '70's. I paid $17.50. I should have bought every one they had. Dang!

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Hmmm no one have any? I wonder what happened to Banaire inventory??? They had some of these and others when they decided to close. No one else want a real WW2 grip? What are you guys using?
 

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Bicycle grip.
 

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Banaire's inventory is going to be up for auction sometime this year. The EPA goons got involved and they are clearing the inventory for auction. No word on what they won't clear yet.
 

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Bill...as much of a perfectionist as you are a simple bike grip????? Heck I figured you could find the perfect Pitts but it would be red X'd without the perfect grip. ;-) we all have out hang ups I guess. LOL. Me...I gotta have a authentic WW2 grip and throttle quadrant.
 

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Ohhh and why is the EPA involved with Banaire?
 

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Bicycle grip.
Same here. My Christen grip loosened up, so I took it off and "temporarily" put a bike grip on while I decided on a glue and mechanical fastener solution. That was about 4 years ago. I like the bike grip and it will probably just stay.
 

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RE: Banaire - From another internet location...

"In case anyone is interested, I am a contractor working with the US EPA to clean up the Banaire Enterprises property now that the property owner (Lt. Col. Medore) has passed away. It was necessary for the EPA to get involved because of some radioactive contamination from burned and/or damaged radium dials at the Banaire warehouse and at an additional Banaire location. The EPA is currently clearing many of the items that were at the Banaire warehouse, for re-sale. The items will be returned to Lt. Col. Medore's estate and will eventually be put up for auction."

Best of luck,

Wes
 

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I have used military grips and throttle quadrants and they are a fine choice for the ex-military airplanes I was flying. To my eyes they look kinda' silly in civilian airplanes -- they're overly large and heavy and serve no better than a simple solution. I flew with bicycle grips for many hours and find them a comfortable, light weight and traditional (Pitts) way to outfit the airplane.

One other point -- Why add a chunk of inertia to the top of the stick? It can only reduce control feel in IMHO.
 

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Ditto the bike grip. The MX bicycle industry has provided all sorts of very workable solutions and they feel good too. Bicycle industry is mostly 7/8". Motorcycle industry is a mix of 7/8" and 1".

Here's mine.

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I bought a stack of these from Aviat a while back. They were only $8 each or something like that.

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Larry Lyons

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Andy I took one of those off my Smith and replaced it with an Ray Allen G101 with a PTT. Simple change and I like the looks and the feel.

L
 

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Andy I took one of those off my Smith and replaced it with an Ray Allen G101 with a PTT. Simple change and I like the looks and the feel.

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Hey Larry

I did the same in an S1 a while back, lasted 1 flight and I replaced it. Seemed a good idea at the time.

One of those preference things guess. I found the G101 too spongy and fat, the spongy stuff took away a lot of the control feel. Also dont like the PTT on the stick, just seems wrong for me.
 

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I wondered, I sat in the cockpit for 20 minutes awhile back just to see if I could sit that cramped up and held on to the stick with one hand or the other. I noticed the "fat" issue. Ah well that's what the E stands for in EAA. I still have the one I took off, purposely.

L
 

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I wasgoing to try one like this, from a One Design:

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