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Old 07-13-2006, 12:18 PM
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Default Now he's got a little Captain in him!

The man, the legend:

http://www.billhempel.com/video/whknife.wmv

He's definitely got a little Captain in him!!
Old 07-13-2006, 12:38 PM
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That is just too wierd. I just watched this video not 1 minute ago on TBM's web site

That is some great presence of mind not to mention some very nice flying
Old 07-13-2006, 12:44 PM
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i could of landed that like in a million pieces , that was sweet
Old 07-13-2006, 03:20 PM
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WOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! What a save!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That guy deserves a medal. Never heard of one like that before, but I saw it with my own two eyes...awesome!!!!!


Old 07-13-2006, 03:37 PM
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I guess thats why he gets to wear that Team Futaba shirt!!!!

Great Save!!!!!!!!
Old 07-13-2006, 03:38 PM
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I think back to a couple times I lost elevator control and had I been able to fly then like I fly now, I could have attempted a similar landing. Couldashouldawoulda

No doubt that's a cool head and talented thumbs...with video rolling! [8D]
Old 07-13-2006, 07:54 PM
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[X(]
Old 07-13-2006, 08:20 PM
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AWESOME<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Old 07-13-2006, 08:37 PM
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WOW I could never do that. Great flying by Bill Hempel.

If that was me i would have let go of the sticks and hoped someone would catch my big crash on film. I would never think to keep trying to fly after structural failure.
Old 07-13-2006, 08:51 PM
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That was simply AMAZING.
Old 07-14-2006, 10:20 PM
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yeah, this is one of the reasons RC is great... to defy the imagination and expectation!
Old 07-14-2006, 11:14 PM
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I've seen a landing with one aileron, a landing with half a horizontal stabilizer and elevator, and a landing with no vertical stabilizor or rudder before. But NEVER could I have imagined a safe landing with a full wing missing....
Old 07-16-2006, 11:42 AM
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There is some video or pics of a Israeli pilot landing a f-16(??) with one wing. That was awesome.

Michael
Old 07-16-2006, 05:53 PM
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There is some video or pics of a Israeli pilot landing a f-16(??) with one wing. That was awesome.

Michael
'twas an F-15 - can't believe it flew...

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Old 07-17-2006, 03:09 PM
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Best thing, he hit the runway dead center. Outstanding flying!!!
Old 07-17-2006, 03:35 PM
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Holy moly! [X(]

That was quick thinking!
Old 07-17-2006, 05:48 PM
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hmm, actually when you think about it this doesnt belong in this forum... he didnt crash
Old 07-17-2006, 06:06 PM
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Oh, he crashed. He just wouldn't accept it like we mortals would have.
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[X(] That's the stuff real pilots are made of. If that were me, my club would have head for the hills. Hmmmm I wonder what to yell if that happened to me...It wouldn't be dead stick... I don't think he had the Captain in him...I think it would be 12 year old scotch. Wow....that was amazing! What luck to have the video camera there to catch it all. I hope the club sent him a award for outstanding Airmanship! [sm=thumbup.gif]

I will buy no more planes, I will buy no more planes, I will buy no more planes, I will buy no more planes, WOW LOOK AT THAT ONE!
LOL That's so funny....but so true!
Old 07-19-2006, 11:19 PM
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There is some video or pics of a Israeli pilot landing a f-16(??) with one wing. That was awesome.

Michael
'twas an F-15 - can't believe it flew...

the f-16 really doesnt need the wing, they are just their so the goverments of the world will buy them, cuz u cant sell a jet without wing..and im not joking!
Old 07-19-2006, 11:38 PM
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i'm not saying i could have done better, but i think if that ever happened again he'd get it down without bending the gear!
Old 07-20-2006, 03:35 PM
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I was told a story of an F-8 fighter that took off from Miramar with its wings folded up. Once in the air the pilot noticed the plane was buffeting bad and when he started a turn it snap rolled hard. After gaining some resemblance of control the tower called him and notified him his wings were folded. Sure enough, he looked back and saw the glow of the wingtip lights folded inward. The F8E had a 35' wing span and a fuselage about 6' wide. He had folded 12' (about 6' on each side), and now that 12' of folded wings was lying on top the remaining wing. Except for bad buffeting on the emergency approach, he came in hot and steady with a nervous temptation to pull the ejection seat. He lowered his arresting hook, touched down, the plane jolted to a stop, and he walked away a lucky man. I think the government was smart to buy the F-8 with wings. Apparently it flies better that way
Old 07-20-2006, 07:40 PM
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ORIGINAL: Troy-RCU

I was told a story of an F-8 fighter that took off from Miramar with its wings folded up. Once in the air the pilot noticed the plane was buffeting bad and when he started a turn it snap rolled hard. After gaining some resemblance of control the tower called him and notified him his wings were folded. Sure enough, he looked back and saw the glow of the wingtip lights folded inward. The F8E had a 35' wing span and a fuselage about 6' wide. He had folded 12' (about 6' on each side), and now that 12' of folded wings was lying on top the remaining wing. Except for bad buffeting on the emergency approach, he came in hot and steady with a nervous temptation to pull the ejection seat. He lowered his arresting hook, touched down, the plane jolted to a stop, and he walked away a lucky man. I think the government was smart to buy the F-8 with wings. Apparently it flies better that way
NOW THATS FUNNY RIGHT THERE!
Old 07-20-2006, 10:12 PM
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hey, this is beginning to change our perception of aviation... we dont actually need wings to fly!
Old 07-21-2006, 11:25 AM
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I was told a story of an F-8 fighter that took off from Miramar with its wings folded up. Once in the air the pilot noticed the plane was buffeting bad and when he started a turn it snap rolled hard. After gaining some resemblance of control the tower called him and notified him his wings were folded. Sure enough, he looked back and saw the glow of the wingtip lights folded inward. The F8E had a 35' wing span and a fuselage about 6' wide. He had folded 12' (about 6' on each side), and now that 12' of folded wings was lying on top the remaining wing. Except for bad buffeting on the emergency approach, he came in hot and steady with a nervous temptation to pull the ejection seat. He lowered his arresting hook, touched down, the plane jolted to a stop, and he walked away a lucky man. I think the government was smart to buy the F-8 with wings. Apparently it flies better that way
NOW THATS FUNNY RIGHT THERE!
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