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deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Jun 20, 2013 - 03:43am PT
maybe this has been posted before;

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/base-jump-stunt-in-norway-goes-horribly-wrong/story-e6frfq80-1226493825938

But it looks like the guy survived. I'd say the jump went horribly right in that case.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:28am PT
kjerag is is full force
two way freefly exit
two way freefly exit
Credit: snakefoot

two way exit 6
two way exit 6
Credit: snakefoot

tracking the waterfall
tracking the waterfall
Credit: snakefoot

further down the waterfall
further down the waterfall
Credit: snakefoot
perswig

climber
Jun 23, 2013 - 10:50am PT
COOL additions lately.


"'Feet dry'........um..........God DAMN it!" Nice, Hank!

Nice shots of the Herc.

And as I watched TGT's clip of the '38 and Corsair I wondered how much harder it must be to maintain formation with such disparate airframes.

TFPU.
Dale
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 23, 2013 - 11:02am PT
The Corsair was a real beast to take off, but was a fine flier.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 23, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Even more of a beast to land on a carrier.

The long nose makes it a completely blind short final.



Several stumbling blocks developed when carrier trials were held aboard the USS Sangamon and other carriers in late 1941. The biggest problem was the long nose. It stuck out 14 feet (4.27 m) in front of the pilot, and when the Corsair was sitting in take-off position, the nose pointed up at an angle sufficient to block forward vision to about 12 above the horizon. In carrier landings it was practically impossible to see the Landing Signals Officer, once the Corsair was lined up with the carrier deck on final approach. Adding to this problem were oil and hydraulic leaks from the engine compartment which seeped past the cowl flaps and smeared the windshield, further restricting visibility.

Landing on a carrier deck required the pilot to have the plane at stall speed just as the tail-hook snagged the deck wire, but this was made very difficult by the wicked stall characteristics of the F4U. Just as stall speed was reached, the left wing tended to drop like a rock. In a deck landing this could cause the landing gear to collapse resulting in injuries to the pilot and severe damage to the aircraft. Assuming luck was with the pilot and he landed intact, the Corsair normally "bottomed out" the shock absorbers as it slammed down on the deck. The resulting recoil caused the plane to bounce high in the air. The tailhook itself sometimes failed to "trap" the plane by engaging an arrestor wire. If this happened on a straight deck carrier it usually meant the aircraft plowed into the planes parked forward. (Angle decks did not start appearing on US carriers until 1952.) It was said on a straight deck carrier there were only two kinds of landings; a "trap" and a catastrophe!

http://www.aviation-history.com/vought/f4u.html

snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 25, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
just another sunny day in norway
getting ready to launch
getting ready to launch
Credit: snakefoot

j backflying the exit
j backflying the exit
Credit: snakefoot

flying into the landing area
flying into the landing area
Credit: snakefoot
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 25, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
More C-130 from the inside.

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Flew today for the first time in what seems forever! I did my Biennial Flight Review with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and passed with "flying" colors. It was conducted as an abbreviated check ride, and involved 4 TO's and 4 Landings, steep bank turns, slow flight, stall demonstrations, etc.

Woo Hoo! Fully airworthy again!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 26, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
BrokeD,, what did you take it in,, an O1-A "Bird dog"??;-)
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Cool video BrokeDown.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:57am PT
A Kaman, K-1200 hauling fire fighting gear in the Rocky Mountains a couple weeks ago,

Kmax with a hefty slingload.
Kmax with a hefty slingload.
Credit: the albatross

These curious little machines can lift as much of their weight (and more). I've heard they were designed for logging and they are rated for 6,000 pound lifts. Here's an interesting link on their designer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kaman

pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 1, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Credit: pyro
my first pulling of the cord from 13,000ft. 3rd dive.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 1, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Ron-

I was flying my trusty Piper PA 28-236 Dakota!

The Piper just completed it's Annual Inspection, and is "good to go."
The Piper just completed it's Annual Inspection, and is "good to go."
Credit: Brokedownclimber

I completed the Biennial Flight Review, and now need to renew my Medical Certificate this month.

Flying plans this year: Completion of my Commercial Certification and Instrument Rating, in addition to Multiengine certification.

Trips Planned: Casper to Mariposa for Facelift (only the last 3-4 days); City of Rocks; and Joshua Tree sometime around Turkey Day.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 4, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
This guy is pretty inspiring:

Credit: ElCapPirate


TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 5, 2013 - 04:15pm PT
http://abcnews.go.com/US/families-teens-parasailing-accident-progress/storynew?id=19581376#.UdcokZx1HKd
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 8, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Did anybody check out the Truckee Air show last Saturday? Kait and I were there for the first couple of hours.

This was a 4-way today:

4-Way
4-Way
Credit: ElCapPirate

4-Way
4-Way
Credit: ElCapPirate
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:46am PT
More on the Proton failure:

"By July 4, engineers in Baikonur deciphered available telemetry from the failed rocket. Early in the process, one source reported an emergency cutoff in one of six engines on Proton's first stage in the first few seconds of the failed launch. Other unofficial sources then elaborated that a failed steering mechanism, known by Russian abbreviation as RM, placed the engine into an extreme position making it too difficult for the flight control system to correct a wrong direction of thrust with remaining five engines.

By the end of July 2, it became known that the liftoff of the ill-fated rocket had taken place 0.4 seconds ahead of schedule, potentially forcing the vehicle to start its flight with its engines at less than full thrust. According to the flight program, the rocket had to lift off at exactly 06:38:22.000 Moscow Time, with an acceptable deviation of 0.05 seconds earlier or later. However, the flight control system got an apparently faulty signal that the actual liftoff had taken place at 06:38:21.585, or 0.415 seconds too soon.

As a result, the rocket's flight control system could activate an emergency flight sequence designed to take the vehicle away from the launch complex. The telemetry also showed the temperature near the engine at 1,200 degrees, or three times higher than normal, likely an evidence of the fire in the area. Finally, the emergency engine cutoff signal for at least one engine was issued just four seconds into the flight, not at T+17 seconds as was previously reported.

On July 4, a source at GKNPTs Khrunichev reported on the online forum of the Novosti Kosmonavtiki magazine that an interface plate connecting a series of cables from ground equipment to the aft end of the launch vehicle, had separated earlier than planned. The plate, designed to shift by around 5 millimeters, normally trails the rocket for few millimeters and separates as the vehicle rises above the pad. However in this case, it apparently moved by as much as 11 millimeters before the rocket had a chance to leave the pad. As a result, all electrical connections between the pad and the rocket were severed, while the vehicle's engines were yet to develop their full thrust. At that point, the engines could still propel the rocket into the air, but could not keep it in stable flight. (According to the telemetry, the pressure inside the combustion chambers of the engines was 90 kilograms per square centimeter, instead of required 150 kilograms per square centimeter.) The flight control system could interpret such a situation as an emergency, (even if the rocket was still standing on the launch pad), and sharply throttle all engines to a maximum thrust in order to prevent the vehicle from falling onto the launch pad. In turn, the sharp increase in thrust could cause a fire detected by temperature sensors.

If confirmed, such a scenario would make the cable interface plate of the launch pad a culprit in the abnormal liftoff and the subsequent crash. The exact reason for the plate to go down was not immediately clear, but it could be due to its wrong installation or a mechanical failure. The erratic behavior of the rocket during its short flight also remained to be explained under such a scenario. According to one theory surfaced on July 6, the flight control system was receiving reversed readings of angular velocity from onboard sensors due to their wrong wiring, however the condition of the debris after the crash would not allow to confirm such a possibility."
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 18, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
This is a great read if you haven't heard the story about the first attempt to fly from Ca to Hawaii in 1925. I first became aware of it years ago from a plaque at the Honolulu Airport:

http://hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation/hawaii-aviation-pioneers/john-rodgers/first-attempt-to-fly-to-hawaii
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
It hasn't been posted on Youtube, but here is a great video of the DC-10 VLAT dropping on the Carpenter One fire on Mt. Charleston. Guy with the video camera gets painted pretty good...our whole crew got painted by a PB4Y back on 01 near Reno...that stuff sucks to get off your skin and it hurts. lol.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201264243355357
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