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Hello young fellow. I see some of those death trap overhead wires in photo #4367, albeit only small. So what do all those outlying villages do for power? I have not seen any HT cables strung around.
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Any progress on the new airport in Pokhara? I took a paraglider flight there not long ago and they were concerned it would shut them down as their main flying area was on the approach.
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Yar Yar Yar TR is.........

G'day FA........there are wires everywhere...... the higher crossings I tag in my GPS with the Skull&Crossbones add +250' for safe overfly the villages are mostly micro-hydro plants so fewer HT's but they are popping up in many new locations
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Hey dash34...........apparently they are abooot to reshtart work (again) but knowing the revolving door in politics with firm promises, then straight out the door; next
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This thread is a joy. Thank you VF, consistently wonderful pictures .
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Wild guess..ran out of power at low speed....?
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Airmanship........what Airmanship?

Morning Sycamore.....Yip 110% a couple of experienced Mountain Pilots (& these 2 were) I would assume would firstly assess the escape power required, next pick her up to a hover & have another good look at the power Your pulling verses the power You need to escape, then ask? Have I got sufficient margin to pull this off, or not........obviously not, but they didn't check did they Result = a DP moment Dang ow bugger

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Morning Sycamore.....Yip 110% a couple of experienced Mountain Pilots (& these 2 were) I would assume would firstly assess the escape power required, next pick her up to a hover & have another good look at the power Your pulling verses the power You need to escape, then ask? Have I got sufficient margin to pull this off, or not........obviously not, but they didn't check did they Result = a DP moment Dang ow bugger

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Sad, such a splendid piece of machinery, wrecked because the margins were too tight.
It has to be stressful to operate in an environment where one has to always second guess oneself whether the next maneuver is feasible.
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Thanks VF; In#4377 there appears to be a clearer `flatter` area behind the tail(100m) as opposed to the hillside,although there appear to be pylons/wires in the distance with possible departure that way or off to the left of the direction the a/c is facing. depending on any wind direction..?
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lala laa....lala laa......lala laa

G'day etudiant....Mate it really ain't that stressful & sure is shite ain't second guessing! But You gotta be on the ball pick Her up, have a good look at what Your pulling??? What's left (if anything) ask yerself what do I need eXtra to escape & bingo, put Her down & off load something or, in this case turning it into wind & using the footy field sized pad in front of You would have probably saved a perfectly good Machine
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Oye there sycamore......bit of a deceiving picture that 2nd one, off to the right (out of view behind the spectators) there is a footy field sized pad that everyone USUALLY uses & was into wind, is downhill with an an up-slope afternoon breeze DOH
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