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Re: Eva's Field - 2 aircraft down

Unread post by rudolphschar » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:36 am

This is really sad news. He was so passionate about what he did. The little I had contact with him (when writing my online TMG exams at his exam center) was a very pleasant experience.
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Re: Eva's Field - 2 aircraft down

Unread post by HJK 414 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:44 am

John Boucher wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:48 pm
Sadly, Craig has passed on :-(
Sad - RIP


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Unread post by GeraldNagel » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:22 am

Sad, RIP aviator.
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Unread post by extra300s » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:35 am

No man! Very sad news indeed. So sorry for his family. Just shows flying low remains extremely dangerous, especially at a new flying site.
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Unread post by John Young » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:00 pm

Hi,

Sad. Always hurts when it becomes final. RIP.

He was much loved by fellow instructors and pilots.

Both these pilots have and had the skills and experience that I never acquired.

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Unread post by GeraldNagel » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:32 pm

Found this photo on FB.

Extremely rough terrain. It makes one wonder, did the cable stretch from the valley upwards?
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Unread post by extra300s » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:18 am

odd that it is a single cable also, or is it a stay/anchor cable? Very hard impact zone indeed.
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Re: Eva's Field - 2 aircraft down

Unread post by CharlesDavis » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:09 pm

extra300s wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:18 am
odd that it is a single cable also, or is it a stay/anchor cable? Very hard impact zone indeed.


That will be one of the phase-cables. It is not at all common to have a stay wire spanning a stream like that.
Another picture I saw showed an 11kV pylon, with all 3 wires in tact on one side, and this one remaining on the other side
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Unread post by extra300s » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:45 pm

Ok makes sense. Also seems the plane crashed inverted. I guess the Rotax fuel pump kept on pumping again post crash fueling the fire even more?
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Unread post by John Young » Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:41 pm

extra300s wrote:
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Ok makes sense. Also seems the plane crashed inverted. I guess the Rotax fuel pump kept on pumping again post crash fueling the fire even more?
Hi,

The Rotax would have a mechanical pump which usually runs off the gearbox and only with the engine running.

You may be thinking of a facet pump which when inverted only pumps air with a loud clicking sound.

I can't comment on the fuel tanks on board.

This one still irks me. RIP please. [-o<

Maybe this one bites me so hard because of my knowledge and love for Eva's.

How did so much go so wrong in such a short space of time. Very unforgiving this aviation is.

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Re: Eva's Field - 2 aircraft down

Unread post by Dobbs » Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:27 pm

If it had the 914 or fuel injected 912, it will have an electric pump, which does not stop when the engine stops.
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Unread post by John Young » Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:54 pm

Dobbs wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:27 pm
If it had the 914 or fuel injected 912, it will have an electric pump, which does not stop when the engine stops.
Hi Dobbs,

So nice to hear from you again. I miss the banter and the poop that you got me into in misty no fly conditions.

We don't know much about the plane and won't until told.

We don't even know the vintage of the plane.

We have lost a much loved flying buddy. RIP please [-o<

Let's wait for more facts.

Regards to you my Pal who got me into poop. :o I

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Re: Eva's Field - 2 aircraft down

Unread post by extra300s » Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:39 pm

Also assumed a 912 with electric pumps...
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Re: Eva's Field - 2 aircraft down

Unread post by Dobbs » Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:44 pm

The 912 UL and 912 ULS do not come standard with fuel pumps, only a mechanically driven one, although the facet pump addition is very common, but normally not used in flight.
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Unread post by John Young » Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:30 pm

Dobbs wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:44 pm
The 912 UL and 912 ULS do not come standard with fuel pumps, only a mechanically driven one, although the facet pump addition is very common, but normally not used in flight.
Hi Dobbs,

About 8 years ago (I can't find the date) we lost a much liked and respected pilot in Dave Grosvenor.

That day I told my wife that my flying days were over. The sky is just too unforgiving.

Therefore, it is clear that I am no longer current and technology is leaving me behind.

As my friend, I ask you to bear this in mind.

JY
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