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Old 08-17-2017, 08:34 PM
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Default RV-6A noseover video...

Just found this video published few days ago.
The RV6A nosewheel was damaged from a previous hard landing. Pilot came back for landing with the nosewheel completely folded...not a good ending for the plane but luckily, the pilot escape with no injuries.

http://youtu.be/1sgPXFE114g
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:35 PM
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I've wondered if kicking full rudder just before going over to induce a ground loop and prevent the nose over. Just a thought, any comments?
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:57 AM
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Pilot's discussion of the incident:

https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic...53391#p1553391
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:24 AM
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That is what I worry about.... ALL THE TIME! Luckily, he walked away.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:03 AM
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I would be more interested in exactly how the initial nosegear damage occurred.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:06 AM
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Agreed, I would assume since it was grass field, he hit hard and dug in, noticed it and went around... but it was a little to late. Looked like a nice RV.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:24 AM
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There have been 3 "A" model RV's flip in the Indianapolis area,all on grass strips. Despite their directional control issues there have been no tail wheel RV's flip during the same period of time.

The soft field technique,with a nose wheel RV, must be proper to avoid issues. Stiffeners and anti dig in shoes are probably of help.

Just like tail wheels; nose wheels have operational issues that need to be trained for in an attempt to avoid problems.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:30 AM
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By no means would I consider myself an RV pilot yet (builder yes), but based on my training, research and talking to well known RV pilot on here I know when it comes times to fly my A model, EVERY landing will be treated at soft field. Not just some.

Last April I went down and spent some time with Patty Wagstaff and Alan at her school. Obviously tail wheel aircraft, but Alan was quick to tell me it didn't matter where the 3rd wheel was, the stick should be back anytime the plane was on the ground. He was quick to point at another airplane taxing and you could see the "yoke" in their case was forward based on the elevator, and you could see the front wheel strut partially collapsed due to that. That advise although I knew from reading about RV's struck me as it doesn't matter what plane your in.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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that plane was going over.. nothing he could do about it...
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:43 AM
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Despite their directional control issues there have been no tail wheel RV's flip during the same period of time.
Maybe not at your airport, but there was just one yesterday.....

https://www.facebook.com/LyonCountyN...23864054292217
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