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Elevator control

Elevator Control
One of the four controls of the Demoiselle is the elevator. This stick that you see in front of the canvas seat is basically a stick that moves forward and backwards. And that would operate your pitch control and operate the cruciform tail, where you would pull back on the stick, and you would climb; push forward and you would dive. Very, very simple. There's a little black button you'll see on the top of the stick. And this was used to turn the engine on and off. And all you do is push that button. It was a spring-operated switch, so it'd briefly interrupt the power to the engine so you could slow down.

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