The 727 jetliner, which took its first flight in 1963, was designed to serve smaller airports with shorter runways than those used by the earlier 707. Although many in the industry thought the proposed plane was a risky proposition, Boeing ultimately produced more than 1,800 of the popular jets. The 727 can be distinguished from other Boeing commercial airplanes by its T-shaped tail and three rear-mounted engines. This artifact is a genuine 727 jetliner rudder pedal on a custom mounting. Rudder pedals are standard airplane components that control the rudder, a moving surface on the vertical stabilizer. The rudder helps control the yaw, or left-right nose direction, of the plane. The rudder pedal has been cleaned and polished and attached to a 1/2"-thick sheet of hot-rolled steel with a plywood backing covered in black felt. A photograph of a 727 set in a 6" by 8" clear acrylic sandwich frame with aluminum standoffs is mounted next to the pedal to complete this museum-quality display. The entire assembly has a stainless-steel French cleat on the back for hanging and an attached Custom Hangar plaque. Certificate of Authenticity included. Measures approximately 18"H x 22"W. Weighs approximately 15 lb. Made in U.S.A.
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