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Fullsize Aviation / Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Last post by JimG on Today at 20:25:24 »
The report at the time this happened was that it took place at a local flying club's fly in. The ground was reported as being wet and soft so a wheel may have dug in. As it was not a show but a fly in there were no emergency services present which is why the onlookers lifted the plane to get the pilot out, supposedly the emergency sevices arrived 10 minutes after the accident.

Jim
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Jet Turbines / Re: Wot 4 turbo prop
« Last post by JimG on Today at 20:18:35 »
Bought some lead flashing so was able to set the CG. sheets were epoxied and bolted to the sides of the front engine bay with some smaller sections fitted to the top hatch at the front. In all around 1000g of lead was added to give the CG a couple of mm in front of the rear position. (there is 10mm difference between the front and rear CG positions). The CG was set using the Xicoy balancer then checked using fingers under the wing. The total weight is 9.99Kg with an empty tank.


The CG position is further forward than I had expected, oround 27% of chord at the rear position not the usual 30 to 33% . Waiting now for some decent weather to give it it's test flight. Forecast for this weekend is rather windy (up to 20mph) :banghead: (no heatwave up here this week)

Jim
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Fullsize Aviation / Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Last post by itsme on Today at 19:58:49 »
The starboard wheel does seem to dig in - but the way that I see it, the tail had started to rise before the starboard wheel started to throw up soil.
Mike
that would happen if (for instance) the wheel dropped in to a rabbit hole or mole hill, the tail would instantly go up. It looks suspiciously like moles to me, having suffered from the little buggers on our camping patch.
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Fullsize Aviation / Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Last post by Michael_Rolls on Today at 18:16:29 »
The starboard wheel does seem to dig in - but the way that I see it, the tail had started to rise before the starboard wheel started to throw up soil.
Mike
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Dear All
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Fullsize Aviation / Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Last post by itsme on Today at 17:29:42 »


Here Is another video from a different angle.........
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w4e7LZkb_wo
It really looks to me as if the starboard wheel dug in to soft ground.
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Fullsize Aviation / Re: Spitfire Crash during take off
« Last post by itsnoteasy on Today at 16:54:55 »
 

Here Is another video from a different angle.........
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w4e7LZkb_wo
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UK Regional / Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Last post by Joe 90 on Today at 12:38:13 »
As im off today will have a trip to Thurnham. Need to test out my little Discus. Weather report would be appreciated if you go Eric. And i will come along. Cheers



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UK Regional / Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Last post by EricF on Today at 10:02:35 »
When I was sitting in traffic in Ditton I thought I'd made a bad mistake by not taking the A228 to get to the M2 to get home, but it seems I would have been worse off had I taken that option! Sorry you had a lengthy trip home Pete.

Anyway Thurnham is looking good for today, so I think I make a visit there around lunchtime for a few hours.
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UK Regional / Re: The South East Flyers Thread Part 2
« Last post by Weds on Today at 08:23:59 »

PS - Anyone else get caught in the M20 road closure, I did and it took me an hour to get home!  :'(

Yes me too. tried to get up to the M2 on the A228 only realised after sitting in traffic for over an hour that they were resurfacing and had temporary traffic lights  :banghead:

Other than that a lovely evening..
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