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One down at Narrogin

Old 29th Jan 2021, 03:19
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One down at Narrogin

ABC news snippet...no details . Pilot surveys crash at Narrogin
Any further from elsewhere ?
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 03:21
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Once of those Cunard wing things.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 03:53
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Once of those Cunard wing things.
(Ah, the joys of smart phones!)

According to 9 News, the solo pilot only received minor injuries to his feet and is in Narrogin hospital. He needed to be cut out of the aircraft and the canard is rather sad looking.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 04:03
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I have reached out to the RA-Aus to ask how something that stalls at 60 kn can be registered with the organisation. Told them I brought a PC 9 in an online auction and wanted to get it registered with them

I got an instant reply saying that most emails are replied to within 10 days...... DUH
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 04:23
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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/...28-p56xmy.html

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Old 29th Jan 2021, 04:42
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Once of those Cunard wing things.
I think you mean Canard.

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Old 29th Jan 2021, 06:05
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Yep, one of those ones where the rear wing looks like that on a 717 and where your feet are out the front and the first thing that takes the impact when you hit the ground, as this poor chap found out.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 06:38
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They Canard-ly fly?
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 11:01
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I can't cope with this (not being an expert on bugsmashers)! What type is/was it?
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 11:48
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Yep, one of those ones where the rear wing looks like that on a 717 and where your feet are out the front and the first thing that takes the impact when you hit the ground, as this poor chap found out.
So either a Long-EZ or a VariEze.

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Old 29th Jan 2021, 12:09
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
I can't cope with this (not being an expert on bugsmashers)! What type is/was it?
They look a bit like a Saab Viggen, Bloggs. But made out of plastic and a fair bit slower..
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 12:16
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Onya Gerry, just had a practice using Bing and I found a pic OK. Who needs Google? Pretty slick looking machine!
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 13:22
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Sounds like it should be renamed as a “notvariezi” but that’s probably been done to death...
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 14:00
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Thanks OttoL, a VariEze it is, neither Long-EZ nor VariViggen.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 23:41
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Originally Posted by mcoates View Post
I have reached out to the RA-Aus to ask how something that stalls at 60 kn can be registered with the organisation. Told them I brought a PC 9 in an online auction and wanted to get it registered with them

I got an instant reply saying that most emails are replied to within 10 days...... DUH
I recall this conversation popping some years ago where some thought it might be prudent to move the Vari-eze's out of the Amateur Built category and into the less stringent RAAus category. This was around the time when the upper speed restrictions in RAAus were relaxed (repealed??) the sticking point was the high stall speed of the Vari eze. This was overcome with the simple statement that VE's are canard designs and can't be stalled.

Sort of true, but not really, the canard wing certainly stalls which due higher incidence prevents the other wing from stalling. However and aside from that many aircraft don't actually stall due limited up elevator or stick pushers, although obviously can be with a bit more effort, as can some VE's if you really work at and don't mind the notion that recovery is unlikely.

I suspect the Vari-eze probably shouldn't be in the RAAus category as its high minimum flight speeds and lack of off field landing capability do raise its risk factor in engine failure scenarios.

Surprised and pleased to see how well the cabin structure held up, vari lucky pilot, shame to see a unique and pretty much irreplaceable aircraft lost though, probably getting close to only half a dozen left in the country.
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 01:29
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Re #7,

Any report of what the pilot's actual injuries are?

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Old 30th Jan 2021, 01:53
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Originally Posted by Ex FSO GRIFFO View Post
Re #7,

Any report of what the pilot's actual injuries are?
Perhaps try #3?
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Tks Cap'n.
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 10:05
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probably getting close to only half a dozen left in the country.
Yers! Haven't seen the one that used to reside in my part of the Country for many years now, or seen the owner around either but I believe he is 'still with us'.

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