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Postby cjensen » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:04 am

Thanks, I just did that. I thought I did it the other day, but apparently not.
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Postby Spike » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:03 pm

More pictures of that beautiful bird from Bob...

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Postby arffguy » Mon May 02, 2005 9:17 pm

Spike, It's time to kill this thread. Postings are not relevant to the topic anymore.
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Postby captain_john » Mon May 02, 2005 9:21 pm

I can change the title.

Agreed.

Lemme see what I can do.

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Postby captain_john » Mon May 02, 2005 9:24 pm

How's that?

I still welcome the original comments on where the little wheel belongs.

If someone wants to comment, feel free!

This thread is open to just about anything, I suppose!

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Postby Spike » Tue May 03, 2005 6:47 am

Actually CJ and guys I would prefer that we not go through major topic changes mid stream of the thread. We have been getting a bit lax about this lately. Having threads that are not all over the map make it better for people doing topical searches down the road. It also makes it a pain for those who subscribe to the topics because of their validity.

Unlike the listserv groups, everything here gets archived. If something starts to spin off lets either start a new thread, or if needed, I can spin "off topic" posts into another thread with the software.

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EDIT After reading back through the thread I decided to split the Doggy and misc stuff out that has come through in the past few days. Lets keep this thread to our discussions on the location of wheel number 3.
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Another RV.A flips over.....

Postby aerial » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:14 am

Another RV.A flips over

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/s ... hp?t=24868

At least on rivetbangers we will not get our posts deleted. (Sometimes a little too RAW and uncensored)

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Postby captain_john » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:03 am

Chad told me about this one. It is most unfortunate. There really aren't many useful parts left over after a maneuver like this.

:( CJ
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Postby captain_john » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:49 am

Spike wrote:Just that Ive heard of 3 or so A variants where the nose wheel collapsed. Most if all of those were due to issues with construction, wheel pant fit, or pilot error. Out of 3K+ flying RV's, where the majority of them are A variants, I dont think prone is the right word to use.


HA! Spike, you wrote this in 2005.

I think "prone" is the right word!

:goodevil:

Nearly 18,000 views on this thread! WHOA!!!

...stirrin' the pot!

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Postby spikescopilot » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:36 pm

captain_john wrote:Nearly 18,000 views on this thread! WHOA!!!

...stirrin' the pot!

:wave: CJ


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Postby Spike » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:40 pm

Hey John, what are the stats? Number of hours flown by 'A' variants with respect to nose overs? Number of landings? Number of planes flying?

prone -
–adjective
1. having a natural inclination or tendency to something; disposed; liable: to be prone to anger.


'A's are no more prone to a nose over than TD's are to ground loops. Actually, the TD's are more prone to ground loops than 'A's are to nose over from a physics stand point. Hard surface, rough surface, it doesn't matter since the CG always wants to be infront of the pivot point.

Yet for some reason, all of the 'real' pilots want to throw stones at nose gear.


*yawn*, get something new to whine about.


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Postby captain_john » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:33 pm

spikescopilot wrote:
captain_john wrote:Nearly 18,000 views on this thread! WHOA!!!

...stirrin' the pot!

:wave: CJ


If Spike gets p*ssed off, loses that Christmas feeling and leaves nothing but coal in my stocking, it will be YOUR fault. :evil:

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:lol: CJ
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Postby Spike » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:33 pm

captain_john wrote:Captain Morgan's will bring it right back!

:lol:


Captian Morgan's ?? Guess Ill have to start calling you water boy!
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