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Old 06-22-2009, 07:20 PM
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Any comment's on this ?

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:41 PM
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Looks like a botched landing and the plane nosed over, Norm
Old 06-22-2009, 08:17 PM
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Can't say from that view... I saw a vid of a guy who had to stand on the brakes (and tipped over the way this guy did) because someone taxi'd in front of him without looking.

Tough to say whether the pilot was an idiot or a hero (by not slicing someone up with his prop).

It sure would be nice to know what really happened in this picture, though.  I hope that the pilot got out OK and that the plane didn't flip over on its back after this was taken.

Just my $.02
Old 06-22-2009, 08:30 PM
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Reason for my post: I am curious, if this pilot just nosed over somehow, or if this photo was snapped as the plane did a high impact crash, otherwise, straight down. Just looking for opinions.

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:21 PM
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RV7a  with full flaps so it was landing.  I bet  the nose wheel castor broke loosing the front wheel, so when the nose gear came down( with wheel missing), pole vault.  Vans has a service letter to modify it so it wont break.  I will say they look pretty calm in the cockpit.
Old 06-23-2009, 02:59 AM
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look like the tail dragger version. with that, and without being there it's hard to say what happended. Could have tried a wheel landing on the grass, not a good idea, could have just stood on the brakes and tad too hard, those group loopers can nose over pretty quick, again look like a grass feild. Could have been avoiding some jerk taxing in from of him.
Old 06-23-2009, 03:37 AM
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Yea, it does LOOK like the taildragger version, but it is trike geared. See the "A" at the end of the model designation on the wing walk.

Sad picture.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:33 PM
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It is a standard nose dragger configuration, the nose gear failed on the landing roll out and the airplane did end up completely on its back. This happened some time in 2007 IIRC. I was never fond of that style nosegear, it just looks like a failure waiting to happen.
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Its different...seems to me that nobody is in there...lolz!
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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The RV6A nose gear has very little ground clearance on the nut that holds the yoke to the gear leg. This guy landed hard in a flat attitude and the nut dug into the turf flipping the plane. This is a common accident for RV trikes even on asphalt. Van's now has a revised yoke that gives more ground clearance but it is mostly a pilot error problem as it is easy to hold the nose wheel off landing a RV. Don
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Man you can't foo Norm , can you ? LOL

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