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Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:47 am

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Unread post by Emil » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:14 pm

so if anyone ever ask why you should not push down when the plane bounce on a landing ...this is a pretty good example
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Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:22 pm

and the final words in the video says it all
sometimes we suffer a bit from C.R.A.F.T. sickness..Can't Remember A F@#%ing Thing

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Unread post by Swampdonkey » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:36 pm

Why oh why does everyone fly too damn fast these days?????
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Unread post by rod smith » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:51 pm

A good reminder of three things:
Downhill landings are not always easy
Speed control is vital
A go-around is often the better option.

The bits and pieces of this aerie are neatly laid out in the Rainbow hangar at Springs and can be seen without having to go inside and disturb others. The broken nose strut (a pretty solid looking part) shows the force with which impact was made. Interesting (and possibly essential) viewing for all Cheetah pilots!

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Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:22 pm

MMM - YUP must make a plan to go see. Rest of the airframe look good still?.
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Unread post by rod smith » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:56 pm

A few broken pipes/tubes here and there. But, of course, in its disassembled state it doesn't look like an airframe at all. It is interesting, also, to see the different parts laid out on blankets and labled. Each can now be inspected individually before re-assembly.

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Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:25 am

Went past there yesterday. Must say I'm amazed at how little actual damage there was to parts. Mainly the wing struts bent and then the vertical stab pipes. But the rest of it looks straight.

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