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Old 24th Feb 2014, 07:47
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Owain Glyndwr
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Originally posted by Con_fiture
5 ft gain and the aircraft is probably back but not without leaves in the landing gear.
  • 10 ft gain and the aircraft is back.
5 ft gain - maybe; but it is a bit speculative isn't it? At a pitch attitude of 17 deg the elevator hinge and the lowest point of the gear are at the same height, so with a 5ft gain you are just as likely to end up by tearing the elevators off accompanied by a vicious ND pitch and no hydraulics.

10 ft gain - again maybe - the AVERAGE tree height was 12m (39ft) so you have something like a 50% chance of going clear.

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