Wright Flyer replica crash

Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by Titanium Cranium, Jul 31, 2011.

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    Titanium Cranium

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    Yeah I saw that broadcast last night. I will be watching to see what is found to have casued the crash.
     
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    The eyewitnesses seem to be describing a spin. In looking at the Model B flyer, I see almost as much vertical stab surface ahead of the CG as what is behind the CG. I wonder how much of a role that plays in the inability to counter a spin?
     
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    Well, remember that this is a very early aircraft design, marginal at best by even the standards of only a few years later. Flying was dangerous in 1911... and so is flying a 1911 replica, something we tend to forget 100 years later.

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