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Old 11-18-2011, 09:28 AM
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Default Argument for good tie-downs

Sorry if there's an existing thread on this....
Interesting that on some days, there are no posts to 'Safety'. What does that say?

....anyway, this video of some guys Pipersport or similar bird, B]blowing away[/b] in a 40 knot wind or whatever, just makes you cringe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=O-wjtP90d_g

...so, yes, it should have been tied down, obviously. More interesting, following a recent thread on control locks, is the practice of tieing the stick full back, because it's handy or whatever. You can see in the video, it definitely can contribute to the wing achieving the necessary angle of attack for max lift-off! Even if it were a TAIL-wind, it would be more likely to lift the tail, and possibly flip the bird.
I'll vote for parking with nose down elevator, or neutral at the least!
( also keeps water - snowmelt from running into the hinges etc.)
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:14 PM
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I sure would like to ask the Cecil B. Demille wanna' be's why they could not have forgone the video, and done something to secure the plane??
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:25 PM
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Mark,

I thought that was some sort of security camera footage, but certainly agree with you if it was being live shot at the time!

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:27 PM
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Default Blowing Away?????????

That thing flew away! Holly-molly I didn't expect that to happen.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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Mark,

I thought that was some sort of security camera footage, but certainly agree with you if it was being live shot at the time!

greg
I did not think so since the plane was centered in the shot. However, the fact that the camera did not follow the plane probably indicates that I am in error.
I guess that I am still living in the past century, where a camera was usually attached to a human!

Anyway, as the OP stated a good case for always tying down!
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default End result??

So how far did it go? I am guessing the "landing" was ugly......

DETAILS????
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:13 PM
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So how far did it go? I am guessing the "landing" was ugly......

DETAILS????
Fortunately, the autopilot was activated....
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:16 PM
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Pretty stable flight it took.

Imagining the loads on the wings and tie down points with that kind of wind though.... How do you know when the wing has been over-stressed (but not broken) from loading and restraint?
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:25 PM
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Looks like a large jet wing on the right side. Bad time for an engine runup maybe?
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:10 PM
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I thought it was Andrew at LOE.

Wrong plane though.
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