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johnnyd

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Thanx Joe. That video also shows some very good footage of wing/strut flexing starting at 1:50. Most of us are too busy flying the plane to notice things like this.
Nice plane & an excellant reminder of flight forces.
 

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We hear it all the time. "Aviation is dying, the youth isn't interested anymore".

Well, think again:
 
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Fairey Rotodyne

"The UK Fairey Aviation Company, Ltd. developed the VTOL, 70 passenger (18,000 lbs) Rotodyne airliner more than
50 years ago. This revolutionary "Gyrodyne" concept holds great promise for the future in the form of runway independent
airliners which could eliminate much of the airport runway congestion facing today's airports and travelers."






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Found this referenced on AvWeb. Skydive pilot beets jumpers to the ground (I think) from 12,000 feet. The (2-3 minute) ride is filmed from inside. If you're in a hurry, watch the first minute, then skip ahead to the 2 minute mark.

BTW... chack out the dreadlocks on the last jumper out the door. :gig:

 
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Paragliding World Cup 2012

July 16, 2012
Larouco-Montalegre
Portugal


 
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Found this referenced on AvWeb. Skydive pilot beets jumpers to the ground (I think) from 12,000 feet. The (2-3 minute) ride is filmed from inside. If you're in a hurry, watch the first minute, then skip ahead to the 2 minute mark.

BTW... chack out the dreadlocks on the last jumper out the door. :gig:

[video=youtube;HRhWv5Hg3O4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRhWv5Hg3O4[/video]


That is a hell of a wild ride- looks more fun than jumping. From the cockpit view it looks very hotdoggy.

Here is the ground view- crazy europeans.

Crazy Landing!! Kids, do not repeat this at home! Seen from the ground - YouTube
 
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How about a nice day at the beach....................................

Seems the pilot bailed out, then changed his mind- lands where the plane enters. Bet he was glad it was water and not a flamming mess on solid ground. It would really suck bailing safely only to land in a inferno.

 
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Here's one I found about a little Flea type aircraft:



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Excelent work on wing, but poor awerall layout. See how pretty nice glide angle, until tip rudders step in action! Not good for soaring at all.
What a pitty to make half of the design good and other half totaly wrong.





And this one! I see a reportage in a magazine about 40 years ago. Start and land on ski. Pretty low wing aspect ratio. Fixed elevator, rudder only controll. Some scarry sinking speed on moments...
Never seen it again until today!
I Dont know if a "Schikarus" was the original name.
EDIT: HS3 Skikarus by hans Spengler.
See another glider, Dadalus, quicksilver alike..in the second part of the movie.



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