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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 05:06
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Cool Impressive AN-2 performance [video]

Hi aviators,
I hope thisi is the right area
I tought I would share this video with you, showing an impressive STOL performance on takeoff and incredibly slow flight.
I saw this plane just once by person at Venice Lido airport, and I've found it stunning, eventho I would have never thought it could have these characteristics shown in this video.
Definetely not that super tuned, heavily lightened, overpowered Alaska styled pipers
Has anybody here flown this bird before?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3tp...iuKVsrf9-VTvSs
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 06:22
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 06:47
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 09:27
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I am sure I read somewhere, that with enough headwind, the An-2 could travel backwards.
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I understand that you can fly these on a PPL and when I was doing mine I used to fantasise about taking the controls. Had to give up flying so it's never going to happen though. I did a couple of trips in a Pioneer of 209 squadron at Seletar. Remember flying above a road in Malaysia at around 30 knots into wind with all the traffic below overtaking us. With the huge flaps down (as well as the leading edge flaps) it got quite dark in the cabin!
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Originally Posted by Tech Guy View Post
I am sure I read somewhere, that with enough headwind, the An-2 could travel backwards.
A C172 certainly can! But always had lots and lots of height - just in case!
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I went to the first Chinese Air Show at Zuhai in the late 90s. The Nanchang Y-5, the Chinese version of the AN2,was still in production. With the normal agricultural versions was one in VIP configuration with armchairs and suchlike.

We had one arrive at our helistrip one day. They found that they were a bit short on fuel to get to Guangzhou. We didn't have any Avgas but it wasn't a problem, fifty litres of JP1 went in and off went Smokey Joe.

Apparently the tolerances on the engine are so wide that they can run on anything that burns.
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We have an AN2 flying low over our house most Saturday and Sundays during spring/summer. Takes forever to pass which is great, manly engine sound and a great looking machine.
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Had a demo trip with M Plt 'Bim' Ward in K'sar in a single Pin - took off ACROSS the runway and saw just over 17 kts in level flight! 'Bim' reckoned that control forces were at or a little above those for a Lanc!! Had the twin version on 6 week loan in Bangkok to fill in for the Devon. Also impressive and interested Air America in Laos when we went to Vientiane.
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I am sure I read somewhere, that with enough headwind, the An-2 could travel backwards.
With enough headwind, ANYTHING can travel backwards!!!
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...Has anybody here flown this bird before?...
Yes. Noisy, oily and cruises at 90kts. Good fun but I wouldn't want to have to do it for a living every day.

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Be careful when following one of these:

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Wow... That's an impressive video. Wouldn't have thought it so massive.
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Be careful when following one of these:
Indeed.

From the accident report:
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Had the great pleasure of a post airshow flight as a pax around Yorkshire in the old Utterly Butterly one - HA-MEP - back in '96.

Very short takeoff on Elvington's not inconsiderable runway, even with a full complement of pax onboard (about 19 if I recall), and a most enjoyable, if somewhat noisy, 45 minute tour of the area.

They've earned my respect ever since.
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