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Old 03-03-2013, 08:24 PM
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Default RV-12; Dead Stick Landing Video

I would like present a video I made in my RV-12 to show the glide characteristics in an actual engine out situation.

I started out at 6,300' MSL about 5 miles SW of my 1,500'MSL airport. Winds were 120 degrees @ 15 gusts to 23 mph, Runway 17. I weight about 210 and half 1/2 fuel, no baggage, no passenger.

Moderate traffic dictated that I maintained a "normal" pattern rather than a straight in approach for 35 without declairing an actual emergency. Touch down point was the middle of the runway and I came in short around the numbers after slipping hard with full flaps.

My hope in presenting this video is that others may see how much time you have before touch down to look for an airport, road, open field, ect. IMHO it is panic and inattention to airspeed that is your enemy, not the loss of the engine. If you need to panic do it in a bar with a stiff drink a couple hours after landing.

A -12 has a glide ratio of about 13-1 which gives good glide range, and the low stall speed gives good survivability.

Enjoy! About 8 minutes long.

http://youtu.be/_xZmsxEewik
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:41 PM
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That's how we do it Larry. Thanks for video.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:44 PM
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Outstanding Larry. Nice job demonstrating "Fly the Airplane".

On a side note, what's all that white stuff along side the runways/taxiways?
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Nice work and practice....way better glide than a 7!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:52 PM
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I'm going to keep this one in my training films! Reinforces my hope that the 12 is a very safe aircraft. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:53 PM
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Reminiscent of this much older one in an RV-4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G73oTrVVdKc

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Nice work.

When you turned final, I thought...dang he's a long way from the runway. I don't think my 7 wouldn't have made it from that altitude.
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So the prop stopped windmilling @ 65 mph. Has anyone figured out the airspeed needed to begin windmilling an RV-12 prop after it has stopped in flight?
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Nice work.

When you turned final, I thought...dang he's a long way from the runway. I don't think my 7 wouldn't have made it from that altitude.
Exactly my reaction....
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So the prop stopped windmilling @ 65 mph. Has anyone figured out the airspeed needed to begin windmilling an RV-12 prop after it has stopped in flight?
Great! Another mission!
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