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Old 05-09-2014, 05:01 PM
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I've been leaving the garage door up and noticed a bird in there a couple times. I wondered where the twigs were coming from. I looked around a couple weeks ago thinking it may be building a nest in my plane rack. The rack didn't have any nest. Today I went to put the Flyin' King on charge and look what was inside! At least it hadn't laid any eggs yet. I guess that's a sign. I haven't been flying the FK enough.

Maybe the momma bird wanted to give them a jump start on flying.

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yup, birds ALWAYS seem to try and build homes inside airplanes, models or full scale. (more so in full scale, as they sit out in the open )
birds are incredible creatures, with brains hard wired for flying... but man oh man they won't be applying to Mensa anytime soon.
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A club member took his sport plane up a couple years ago. It was flying odd at times, but he thought it was the turbulence. He really wrung the plane out, was having a good ol' time.

After he landed and took the wing off, he found blood & guts all over! Turns out a mouse had gotten in and was maybe trapped so couldn't get out. The high G-loads blew it open and spread the guts all around. Quite the mess to clean out. Ewww...,

I originally thought this would be about flying a full-size plane with 500 canarys. If the canarys all took flight at the same time, would the weight change? A conundrum.

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Originally Posted by eddieC View Post
A club member took his sport plane up a couple years ago. It was flying odd at times, but he thought it was the turbulence. He really wrung the plane out, was having a good ol' time.

After he landed and took the wing off, he found blood & guts all over! Turns out a mouse had gotten in and was maybe trapped so couldn't get out. The high G-loads blew it open and spread the guts all around. Quite the mess to clean out. Ewww...,

I originally thought this would be about flying a full-size plane with 500 canarys. If the canarys all took flight at the same time, would the weight change? A conundrum.
that was an old Air Force Flight Engineer 'Stump the Dummy' question.
(I seem to recall Lindbergh even considered the weight of a fly buzzing around inside the spirit of St Louis)
nope, the aircraft weight does not change.
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If the fly or bird is airborne within the aircraft when it crashes will he die? That was the problem for the mouse he didn't know when to jump.
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Originally Posted by Mr-Punk View Post
If the fly or bird is airborne within the aircraft when it crashes will he die?
I was reminded of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7xpJmKCHYY
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