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Old 04-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #1681
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Fully restored P-40.

Story here: http://www.waltsrchanger.com/html/restored_p-40e.html

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:21 PM   #1682
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With a few scrapes and bruises, yes. The plane was dragged 80 meters across a field before it finally stopped.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #1683
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The Boeing 787 is here doing some testing, I'll see if I can get some pics...
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #1684
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With a few scrapes and bruises, yes. The plane was dragged 80 meters across a field before it finally stopped.
I can only imagine what it must be like to suddenly be a passenger in a situation like that.

Any idea what made the wing fold up like that?
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:36 PM   #1685
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While inverted, pushed the stick forward. This created high negative g load.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:45 PM   #1686
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I can only imagine what it must be like to suddenly be a passenger in a situation like that.

Any idea what made the wing fold up like that?
I wondered if he did it on purpose.

Does he sell balistic parachutes?


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Old 04-04-2011, 05:06 AM   #1687
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Wish they had secured the parachute to a structural member behind the cockpit. That would have improved the chance of a PLF on its main gear rather than the nose.

It looked like the aircraft landed on its nose and rolled to its back then burned.

Did the pilot get out?

At the descent rate with the chute, might be better to take the impact on the front instead of compressing the pilots spine in a flat landing.

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:46 AM   #1688
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I was there. Just got home yesterday afternoon. Pictures and videos can't show the real damages done to the airplanes and the vendor areas.
GAC camping was a swamp and trees took out campers and power poles.
The C-208 shown on it's back was for sale and not the 208 at the Cessna display. They took most of the damaged airplanes down the ramp to "heavy twin" parking. Really some beautiful craftmanship destroyed.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #1689
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At the descent rate with the chute, might be better to take the impact on the front instead of compressing the pilots spine in a flat landing.

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Not to mention if the plane were to pitch up hard during deployment the lines could get caught in the prop if it's located further forward.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:15 AM   #1690
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The Boeing 787 is here doing some testing, I'll see if I can get some pics...
what happens when they get to 9? 7107 doesnt quite trip off the tongue! 808?
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:29 AM   #1691
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Cirrus has an effective system: http://cirrusaircraft.com/parachute/
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:03 AM   #1692
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42548948/ns/travel-news/


Big assed Airbus clips a commuter on the ground at JFK. I'm glad no one was hurt.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:34 AM   #1693
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Big assed Airbus clips a commuter on the ground at JFK. I'm glad no one was hurt.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:54 AM   #1694
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Not to mention if the plane were to pitch up hard during deployment the lines could get caught in the prop if it's located further forward.

For anyone wondering about these, the airplane will pitch up when the chute is deployed, but since you have forward speed, the drag chute will always stay behind the prop. The Cirrus is connected in four points to land on the gear, the seats are designed to collapse to absorb impact, preventing any major injury. The BRS is not without flaws though, there was an accident in Boulder a few years back involving a midair. The chute was deployed and the plane was on fire, I think someone told me the pilot and copilot jumped instead of burning up.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #1695
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Thanks trippen for the additional info.

I'd prefer to land on the gear rather than the nose for the reasons you mentioned.

The gear will absorb a tremendous load reducing the transmission of that force to the cockpit. Also, as mentioned, the seat assembly is designed to deform as it absorbs shock.

Landing on the nose transmits the landing shock through the prop flange to the crackshaft, block and engine mounts to the frame. Very little shock will be absorbed. The pilot will be slammed forward, caught by his five point harness. Head and neck could take a pounding as they slam forward.

The BR would still be aimed to the rear reducing the chance for shrouds to tangle.

Regarding the fire; sometimes, you just run out of options...
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