Aircraft down Donkerhoek Area - Pretoria

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Re: Aircraft down Donkerhoek Area - Pretoria

Unread post by TC » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:37 pm

southside wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm
I think keeping the gear retracted on uneven terrain is the best option. If the gear digs in, your chances of flipping over increase substantially with the possibilty of the roof crushing your head or breaking your neck.
This is true. But the flip side (excuse the pun) is that the cowl that has no physical strength will break away leaving the firewall as a big shovel to pile up the dirt. This happens right in front of your rudder pedals - at your feet!
My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her or something like that !?
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Re: Aircraft down Donkerhoek Area - Pretoria

Unread post by Hunter » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:39 pm

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On a side note, does anyone know why most light aircraft only have one door to the cockpit? Realy gives the pilot the short end of the stick!
I also wondered about this and from what I could find, is that it is mostly to strengthen the fuselage. An added advantage is that it reduces cockpit noise significantly.
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Re: Aircraft down Donkerhoek Area - Pretoria

Unread post by Brig » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:33 pm

Great job and congrats to the pilot, a strong a/c but not one i would like to have to put down.
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Re: Aircraft down Donkerhoek Area - Pretoria

Unread post by Chalkie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:26 am

TC wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:37 pm
southside wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm
I think keeping the gear retracted on uneven terrain is the best option. If the gear digs in, your chances of flipping over increase substantially with the possibilty of the roof crushing your head or breaking your neck.
This is true. But the flip side (excuse the pun) is that the cowl that has no physical strength will break away leaving the firewall as a big shovel to pile up the dirt. This happens right in front of your rudder pedals - at your feet!
I am with Jim on this one, put the gear and flaps down. When you knock them off, you remove energy. Dissipating the energy slowly increases chance of surviving.

Whatever the case, the pilot did a great job in that aircraft. =D> =D>
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Re: Aircraft down Donkerhoek Area - Pretoria

Unread post by pcb » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:13 pm

If a plane such as this one with a bubble canopy were to flip over what are the chances of getting out - even if uninjured?

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