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Old 11-24-2019, 12:14 PM
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Default Buck meets RV7

After about a year preparing and searching for my RV, it was finally time for the flight home. I had done everything the right way and taken no short cuts. Flew Vic in for the pre-buy and had my friend and experienced RV and test pilot Terry there to get me transitioned on the way home. First two legs were a dream...the RV grin in full display. And then the dream turned into a nightmare when a 7-8 point buck darted across the runway chasing a doe just after I had made my second three pointer with my new purchase. It was all a blur, and thankfully I was able to maintain directional control and get it stopped on the runway and shut down in seconds. It was after we quickly got out of the aircraft that we saw the extensive damage, including a massive hit to the left fuel tank. We were very fortunate as it could have been much worse. The plane is just a thing (and fully insured) but the most important thing is Terry and I are fine. Now I get to gain the experience of working with the insurance company and a host of others to see if we can get my 7 back in the sky with me grinning again.



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Old 11-24-2019, 12:27 PM
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Awful, but I?m glad that you are both OK.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:55 PM
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Dang! Glad to hear you weren?t hurt.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:30 PM
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Dang, what a way to start! Glad your OK, sorry your good looking RV got bent.
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:02 PM
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Default So glad to read that you and Terry are OK!!!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you get your plane back in the air faster (help you find somebody with a QB wing that can ship you their tank, etc). Standing by if you need anything...

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Old 11-24-2019, 04:19 PM
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Wow...very sorry to see this. But glad it wasn't more serious and you're right, it's just a thing...what a kick in the nuts.
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:25 PM
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good job staying on the runway. I don't imagine things turned out well for the buck.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:06 PM
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Sheesh...What did that buck look like?
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:20 PM
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So glad you all are alright. I?m sure the plane can be rebuilt. Sorry that this happened to you.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:22 PM
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That sure ain't gonna buff out...

What was the vibration like when the prop blade went?

And more to the point, what happened to the buck? Taste alright?
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