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26 turn spin in a tipsy nipper

Old 3rd Jan 2013, 22:20
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26 turn spin in a tipsy nipper

Check out this video on you tube

26 turn flat spin in a tipsy nipper
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 22:40
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I've had a lengthy chat with the pilot. Interesting story, there's an interview with him somewhere on YouTube.

Somewhere in the thing, you can hear him say "This is it" which is him accepting the ultimate fate.

Nice guy. Still flying nippers and big stuff.
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 08:28
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26 turn spin in a tipsy nipper

I try to look for it.

Scary situation to be in.... A lucky man.
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 08:46
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here you go
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 12:21
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Interview with the pilot

26 Turn Flat Spin from The Aviators TV show (from LOOP TV)

So he used full aileron from a fully developed stall to enter the spin, and it almost instantly went flat. He then had to use further aileron to get from the flat spin to a more normal spin, from which he could then recover.

A good lesson in what can happen if you mishandle a spin entry.

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Old 4th Jan 2013, 12:31
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Very easy to get out of the rear CG limit in a Tipsy Nipper also.....!

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Old 5th Jan 2013, 18:51
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Now with added Indiana Jones music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Az...e_gdata_player
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 07:30
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26 turn spin in a tipsy nipper

Haha the music added makes me smile 😄
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 19:48
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Is this old or fairly recent? I seem to recall an AAIB report on a Nipper which entered a spin and became difficult to recover from. The pilot put it in a field and ended up on his roof too.

There was a good diagram in the report showing that the rudder probably became inadequate and resulted in making recovery difficult.
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Answered my own question, it was the incident I read about: http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources...CS%2003-08.pdf
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 07:08
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great testimony, thank you for sharing.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 14:54
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Very interesting stuff.
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Old 13th Jan 2013, 02:39
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Good job getting out of that, I never knew flat spins could be so lethal!
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Excellent report. Cudos to the pilot for being able to maintain his composure under such stress.
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