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914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/8/21 10:37 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/8/21 10:38 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/8/21 10:39 a.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/8/21 12:37 p.m.
914Driver said:

When I was a kid I gave myself a concussion doing just that.

 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
1/23/21 1:11 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/21 2:34 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/21 2:37 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/23/21 2:46 p.m.

Johnboyjjb
Johnboyjjb HalfDork
1/29/21 7:59 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/30/21 8:05 a.m.

He seems to be having a good time.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/31/21 7:40 a.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/31/21 10:53 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Ooof.  Well done, but that could not have been cheap.

I especially liked how they GTFO of Dodge after it came to a stop.

 

My mind is screaming "No, you'll divot the runway!" but I kind of wonder if they were told to land centered in case the plane decided to veer one way or the other.  (I am not a pilot, not sure if wheels-up landing is something that people train for)

jfryjfry (FS)
jfryjfry (FS) Dork
1/31/21 12:29 p.m.
914Driver said:

I  tried to find this online but no luck.  Then I couldn't tell if real or rc....   I'm guessing rc

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/31/21 12:37 p.m.

If I were flying that thing, I think I would have taken the grass.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/31/21 12:40 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/31/21 1:21 p.m.
914Driver said:

If I were flying that thing, I think I would have taken the grass.

Turf balls up underneath and hammers the hell out of the fuselage. Always take pavement whenever possible. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/31/21 1:22 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/31/21 2:43 p.m.
Appleseed said:
914Driver said:

If I were flying that thing, I think I would have taken the grass.

Turf balls up underneath and hammers the hell out of the fuselage. Always take pavement whenever possible. 

I should also think that asphalt is less likely to catch fire in case things got conflagratey, and will be easier for emergency vehicles to access.

Plus they'd need to cart the thing off somehow.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/1/21 7:36 a.m.

Every year about 25 of us go camping at the airport in Lake Placid.  I bring the glider up one day, then go back the next with an A-Line camper (wife's not into tenting).  The rule is if you can't make it back to the airport, put it in the lake; putting down in the woods is hazardous.  Instructions are to leave the landing gear down when hitting the water, it rolls on the surface for a smoother landing (they say).  I would leave it up, hit it hard and fast and shoot for a  beach!

slefain
slefain PowerDork
2/1/21 8:37 a.m.
914Driver said:

Every year about 25 of us go camping at the airport in Lake Placid.  I bring the glider up one day, then go back the next with an A-Line camper (wife's not into tenting).  The rule is if you can't make it back to the airport, put it in the lake; putting down in the woods is hazardous.  Instructions are to leave the landing gear down when hitting the water, it rolls on the surface for a smoother landing (they say).  I would leave it up, hit it hard and fast and shoot for a  beach!

If you survive the water landing, you still have to outrun the crocodile:

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/1/21 9:52 a.m.

 

  

 

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/1/21 10:00 a.m.

You hit water fast enough, it's a solid. Hydroplaning on steroids. 

slefain
slefain PowerDork
2/1/21 10:17 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/4/21 9:36 a.m.

Yeah my life insurance is up to date, why do you ask?

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/21 12:43 p.m.

Surprise!  Your Great Grandpa was blading.

 

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