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Old 16th Mar 2021, 12:38
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 12:41
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 13:08
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To be fair, he might have turned off the master switch.
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 13:59
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He seemed very keen to show us that he was actually out of fuel though.

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Textbook after he ran out of fuel, prior to that in allowing himself to get in that position not so.
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 14:06
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Here’s a textbook landing and he was unconscious.

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Old 16th Mar 2021, 15:05
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Textbook after he ran out of fuel, prior to that in allowing himself to get in that position not so.
Definition of an expert - someone with the skill and ability to get themselves out of a situation they should never have got themselves into in the first place....
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Why doesn't the prop continue windmilling?
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 16:26
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
Why doesn't the prop continue windmilling?
'Cos it's buried in the snow?

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Old 16th Mar 2021, 17:21
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Good compressions.. slow speed?
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 17:27
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so what do you do to restart one of these?

yea I know, open the petcocks
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 17:38
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Why doesn't the prop continue windmilling?
I found that it windmilled when diving to recover speed after the engine failed (just after take off), then the prop stopped as we slowed down to try and stretch the glide. Once stopped, the prop didn't start spinning again even when we gained a bit of speed for the final turn (trying to avoid a stall). I seem to remember reading once that a windmilling prop creates a lot more drag, and one way to stop the prop is to pull up and slow down enough for it to stop. Not sure if this is true or not, as when the engine stopped on us fine detail like that was completely forgotten, all that mattered was getting back on the ground in one piece. Even the radio call was brief and completely non-standard. Listening to the recording afterwards there was no mayday, no identification, just four words with nothing else: "donk stopped, turning back". We both came out of it with only minor injuries, and the aircraft was later repaired with a new undercarriage and a paint job.
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 18:03
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Have a look at this: https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/new...inous-terrain/
He lost a prop blade, it had nothing to do with empty tanks (first video).
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 22:37
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all eight bolts had sheared. ...as to why they sheared, this was never revealed. It's not difficult to make a reasonable diagnosis however,
I guessing the bolts were the wrong specification and/or grossly over tightened.
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 22:49
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Read them all

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Old 16th Mar 2021, 23:31
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The last pilot was fine, until he stepped out onto the wing.
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NutLoose - I would have thought that you would have had something to say about why the bolts had sheared
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This is the one I remember,was doing a touch and go, put it down and the prop departed.

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I remember reading when Winkle Brown was testing the early Whittle he had a flame out at altitude and couldn't restart it, realising he could probably reach Farnborough from whence he had came, he glided back, landed and had sufficent speed in hand to coast back onto the apron and park it back on its slot. The ground crew couldn't understand why the engine was stone cold when he got out.
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 01:36
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I found it comforting that I'm not the only one to be fooled by gauges, or some such, in the wing roots. I've told it before, but the Auster Autocar had a reverse scale, at least on the left gauge, ending on the full clockwise, a 2 and a 0. The 2 was higher, but only made the 20 look a bit stylised. I just wanted to be in the air.

SEN to CLN and Walton on the Naze. Clacton to Southend in a straight line. Jaywick had gone, as had dry land. Mersea Island was on the right. The engine spluttered so I changed the tanks. Shortly after, it spluttered again. I spoke to Southend and then beat a hasty for Clacton airstrip.

It was 1989 before I saw one at Weston. I'd parked my Bandit for servicing, and was just mooching around. I'm so glad I did because when I saw that gauge, I, at least partly, forgave myself.

Not a fuel issue, but something that comes to mind quite often. SEN. Nice day. Let's go somewhere to throw the aircraft around. No, wait, Jack Jay a quiet and sensible student had given me some sage advice. Fly the right way up for a change. Put a line on a map and see if you can keep a course. I was soon at 2,000' with maps and pencils taking my attention. I hadn't gone far. Still within the circle around SEN. I looked up. I didn't have time to be frightened, the roof of the USAF's club Tripacer, with its little VHF aerial, went past underneath and slightly left. Nearest bits? Perhaps six feet.

I mentioned it to SEN, quite calmly, but they were not happy. They invited the Cousins for tea and bikkies. It seems they were unaware of SEN.

Jack was killed while in the back of a light twin, in Africa I think, before I'd even finish my Instrument Rating. I made it a rule, from that time on, I would never get in the back of a light aircraft. RIP Jack.

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