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John Farley
18th Sep 2011, 17:38
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/johnfarley/th_TwinCom.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v145/johnfarley/?action=view&current=TwinCom.mp4)[/URL]

blue up
18th Sep 2011, 17:59
It seems to be working.







Perhaps we could take a moment to recognise the sterling support work of those unsung stalwarts of aviation, the wives who stayed behind to do the laundry of those who flew such ar5e-clenchingly dangerous flights.
I'd hate to have to scrub the gussets of the poor sod flying these tests, parachute-equipped though he might have been.

John Farley
18th Sep 2011, 18:36
Ta.

Couldn't do it again on the Reno thread though!

Cacophonix
18th Sep 2011, 19:31
JF

Most folks can't accept that a 74 year old man might have pushed an aircraft that far!

Caco

sycamore
18th Sep 2011, 20:41
I`m sure in testing ,the aircraft was flown much faster than it was in the race.It may have been due to one or more causes,ranging from fatigue in a nut/bolt,failure of a supporting bracket or hinge,worn bearings,broken control column,etc,etc.Only the NTSB will give their answer to the questions.

John Farley
18th Sep 2011, 21:20
I agree with all you say. There are many possible causes for the sort of lost motion in the tab linkage that could cause it to flutter.

Rotten cruel luck 10 secs earlier or later and the accident would have been off the airrfield.

lomapaseo
18th Sep 2011, 21:44
Rotten cruel luck 10 secs earlier or later and the accident would have been off the airrfield.


or in an orphanage

mini
18th Sep 2011, 22:16
"flutter" seems to be a rather mild term to describe something that must be horrific to view first hand...