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Spurlash2
18th Aug 2010, 14:31
Link (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/18/wing_loss/)

Nice, gentle, let-down as well!

BOAC
18th Aug 2010, 14:36
What an amazing event! I particularly liked the last paragraph.

"The Rans S-9 Chaos (http://www.rans.com/_KITS/ModelsPages/S-9.htm) is a kit plane with basic prices without engine starting at $10,900. Its standard equipment list (http://www.rans.com/_KITS/ModelsPages/S-9standardEquipment.htm) doesn't include a ballistic parachute system, but does feature "removable wings".Nice touch of humour.

Pontius Navigator
18th Aug 2010, 15:07
Still a brown pants job.

Wing off - sh1t

Parachute deploys - :)

Nose first landing - sh1t

Then it landed belly up :(

BOAC
18th Aug 2010, 15:41
Hmm!
Brown pants - nose first - belly up - doesn't smell right.......................:)

Gentleman Jim
18th Aug 2010, 16:54
Amazing reactions, I have just seen it on the news. He will be able to dine on that one for a long time!

Senior Paper Monitor
18th Aug 2010, 17:21
Am sure I saw one on u-tube about 8 months back where a Zlin (I think - those things all look the same to me) snapped one wing off at the root and the guy managed to regain control, fly it on knife edge all the way down to the flare, flick it level and land (and no i'm not making it up)

Cacophonix
18th Aug 2010, 17:36
Im sure I saw one on u-tube about 8 months back where a Zlin (I think - those things all look the same to me) snapped one wing off at the root and the guy managed to regain control, fly it on knife edge all the way down to the flare, flick it level and land (and no i'm not making it up)


Neil Williams.

Zlin wing Structural Failure Report - Neil Williams (http://www.aerobatics.org.uk/repeats/zlin_wing_failure.htm)

M.Mouse
18th Aug 2010, 19:12
The Youtube clip referred to by SPM was a fake. If you watch what happens to the aircraft (the one the subject of this thread) when one side of a wing falls off you will see it is what you would expect i.e. the remaining wing still flys and with no counterbalancing lift from the opposite wing the fuselage rotates dramatically around its own axis.

Neil William's mishap was different in that he realised what had happened and the wing remained attached albeit requiring him to fly inverted to prevent it detaching completely.

Fareastdriver
18th Aug 2010, 20:51
Lucky the fire did not start until he was on the ground. Could have ended up as a parachute flare.

Davaar
19th Aug 2010, 00:06
Very good. Now show me one to the right.

Dan Winterland
19th Aug 2010, 05:05
A good advert for BRS!

Krystal n chips
19th Aug 2010, 06:00
One of those more challenging occurences requiring the use of a pen for rectification.....cough ! .....:E.....

On a more serious note, be interesting to learn where the chute handle was located given the response time for deployment as shown on the clip and the routeing of the mechanism within the airframe given that a wing making an unscheduled departure can take other bits with it.

2Planks
19th Aug 2010, 08:13
Definite Hamlet moment - cue Bach's "Air on a G String"