- Jan 18, 2009
- Dunlavin, County Wicklow,Ireland
Unforunately, RV nosewheelers have shown a tendency to topple over. I am inspector on one that did just that when it ran off the end of a runway. The height of the fin kept it from crushing the canopy but it had to be lifted up with a tractor to free the pilots. It was rebuilt and is back in service.Getting flipped and trapped in my 650 bubble canopy is a long way down on the list of ways I can kill myself in the plane. It's also generally easier to flip taildraggers than it is to flip tricycle gear aircraft like the 650. Provided there's no fire my primary concern would be making sure I had an adequate supply of snacks while sitting on the bubble canopy waiting for help to arrive.