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High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by Walter105 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 pm

There is no sound but it is fascinating none the less.


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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Interesting no tail surfaces are fitted. The extra mass would buckle the rear fuselage even more.
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by CarlGrobler58 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 pm

That main gear is strong
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by Walter105 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:52 pm

Ugly Duckling wrote:Interesting no tail surfaces are fitted. The extra mass would buckle the rear fuselage even more.
Reckon it was to avoid the pulley ropes used to suspend the airframes from snagging on the tail upon release.
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Unread post by SaraLima » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 am

They've been secretly filming my landings :oops: :lol:
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by Walter105 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 am

SaraLima wrote:They've been secretly filming my landings :oops: :lol:
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:54 am

SaraLima wrote:They've been secretly filming my landings :oops: :lol:
....explain why you now have the Bonnie :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by RuanS » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:47 am

SaraLima wrote:They've been secretly filming my landings :oops: :lol:
I had no idea someone was filming my first solo landing :lol:
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Unread post by SaraLima » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:30 pm

Aaaand .. now you also know why I didn't give any advice to the OP in the "First Landing Tips" Thread :oops: :wink: :lol:

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Unread post by E816 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm

I often hear people ask, and I sometimes wonder myself, in the event of a forced landing off base, do you extend landing gear or not. From the footage it is clear just how much energy the landing gear absorbs, so puts an end to that discussion for me at least.
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by heisan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:34 pm

Here is a more complete video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1yWkbJuqkE
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by RuanS » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:50 pm

SaraLima wrote:Aaaand .. now you also know why I didn't give any advice to the OP in the "First Landing Tips" Thread :oops: :wink: :lol:

I've had that tagline below on my signature for more than 2 years.. :smt045
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by heisan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:04 pm

E816 wrote:I often hear people ask, and I sometimes wonder myself, in the event of a forced landing off base, do you extend landing gear or not. From the footage it is clear just how much energy the landing gear absorbs, so puts an end to that discussion for me at least.
Argh... One week a video gets posted of a Spitfire doing a forced LOB, and someone decides that this is proof why you must always land gear up. Then this video, and someone decides always land gear down...

All aircraft are not the same. Some are almost guaranteed to flip if landed gear down, some will certainly rip the fuel tanks open, etc. Read the POH and make sure you are aware of the correct off field landing technique for that specific aircraft.
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by SaraLima » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 pm

E816 wrote:I often hear people ask, and I sometimes wonder myself, in the event of a forced landing off base, do you extend landing gear or not. From the footage it is clear just how much energy the landing gear absorbs, so puts an end to that discussion for me at least.
Hi E816..I'm not convinced that there should be a hard and fast rule re off-field landings, It should be considered as situational and dependant on the field you're putting down in. The rules are (a) #1 - best survival chance for you and the pax and (b) Rule #2 - Minimising the damage to the airframe (which to some extent contributes to rule #1)

Remember that the nosegear (as can be seen from the videos) on most aircraft is a lot more fragile than the mains. So, for example ploughed fields could become a trap - nosegear collapses and you dig in and flip which may end up with trapped pax/pilot, fire from leaking tanks etc. The same applies to very rough or rocky terrain or very soft boggy ground.

But relatively hard ground, like a "stofpad" or farm road could be a safe off-field landing with gear extended. And a plane on its gear, rather than on its belly, will always make for an easier recovery if they have to send out a flatbed to collect it.

But the overriding rule is that when the engine stops, the plane belongs to the insurance company, no longer to you. So save your own A5S and that of your pax (if any) so decide at that stage which would give the better chance. :wink: :lol:
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Re: High wing single engine aircraft crash test

Unread post by Walter105 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm

heisan wrote:
E816 wrote:I often hear people ask, and I sometimes wonder myself, in the event of a forced landing off base, do you extend landing gear or not. From the footage it is clear just how much energy the landing gear absorbs, so puts an end to that discussion for me at least.
Argh... One week a video gets posted of a Spitfire doing a forced LOB

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