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Old 18th Oct 2020, 22:00
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Hand swinging a prop...


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Old 18th Oct 2020, 22:14
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Thanks - seen a photo of handpropping a J3 prop from the outside, but nice to see a video too!
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 22:15
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Very dangerous. They didn’t chock the wheels.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 00:52
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That's OK; it was tied down (or tied on...).
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 03:21
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What kind of cowboy stunt is this? Doesn't the PIC know the dangers of not yelling "clear prop"?
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 05:02
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This was obviously a video/social media stunt. Neither logic nor intelligence was involved; however, it was a pretty cool video. As one who has hand propped a Champ 7AC many times, it was interesting that the prop blade was in just the right position for a hand "nudge". I'm sure that the subject airplane was not equipped with an electrical system and a starter ... right? Other than that, a shoo-in for a Darwin Award!

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Old 19th Oct 2020, 06:33
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Nothing new under the sun. There is a photo floating around somewhere on the web taken from another aircraft of a chap out on the wheel of a Piper Cub or similar back in the 1930's with a stopped prop. Don't think he would have had a safety rope, being the days of the wing walkers etc.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 07:17
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You must mean this one !!
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 09:09
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No hi-viz jacket. Amazing he's still alive.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 16:15
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Luv the fall-arrest system tied to the belt of his jeans.

The only function I can see for that is to use him as a dangling GPWS for the benefit of the guy still on board.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 16:41
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Some of the old `airborne endurance `guys used to change the plugs as well...
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