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Old 22nd Jul 2012, 10:47
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No,but I do know of a bloke who landed wheels up to achieve a similar result in a Comanche and he did have serious action taken against him. I think a F27 landed in a paddock at Bathurst with gear retracted also, but I think that was a sink during a go around. Don't know what happened to him.

I had an undercarriage experience one day with a V35TC that had been flown through trees the previous night and despite a thorough inspection didn't see a faulty micro switch. I think the crash comics had a write up about that one. Same happened with a 33 model Deb with grass and sand after it had been to Orchid Beach. My own near fault was testing the undercarriage alarm on a PA-28R, but all worked out OK.

Another landed "wheel" up, but it appears with a Vari-Eze you don't really need the nose wheel.

I mention Knee Capping to prove my well founded paranoia if ever the bastards do go out of their way to really get me more than they already have.

EDIT to add;

The flap switch is shaped like a flap and the undercarriage switch is shaped like a wheel from memory. Or was that the Arrow thingy?

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Old 22nd Jul 2012, 13:32
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Nah Frank, the arrow has that dirty great handbrake handle on the floor for the flaps.

Doubles as a corker if you are silly enough to enter the left seat without retracting the flaps after pre-flighting
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Old 23rd Jul 2012, 08:32
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Don't Bonanza pilots have a secret handshake or is that Mooney pilots?
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Old 23rd Jul 2012, 13:24
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That's the Mooney pilots
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