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  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 4010

    Horribly crunchy 'arrival' of Santos Dumont replica in Brazil June 9th. Pilot OK

    Well, his Panama hat stayed on, which is always a good sign. The applause was a nice touch.......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfc0XERwg4

    ''The only airworthy Santos-Dumont 14-bis replica involved in an accident during takeoff at Bauru Airport, (BAU/SBBU), SP, while preparing for an demo in the Arraiá Aéreo Air Show, at the close of Air Demonstration Squadron (Esquadrilha da Fumaça) flight's. The only pilot on board suffered very minor injuries. The aircraft was built for the commemoration of centennial of flight in October 23, 2006. ''

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/226021

  • adrian_gray
    Which idiot let HIM in?
    • Jan 2000
    • 3017

    #2
    A good day to be flying something that appears to be one large crumple zone, I guess.

    Adrian
    "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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    • avion ancien
      Long ago and far away ...
      • Aug 2007
      • 5336

      #3
      That's what I like, a man who goes flying in a suit, tie and hat!

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      • Propstrike
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2004
        • 4010

        #4
        This impressive film shows the 14-Bis flying nicely, a credit to the people who built and flew it . Hopefully, this mishap will be a set back rather than an ending.

        It really is the most astonishing flying machine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuCImEQK8ok

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        • adrian_gray
          Which idiot let HIM in?
          • Jan 2000
          • 3017

          #5
          I may be hard of Portuguese (I know obrigado and adeus) but nopnetheless that is fascinating - I can actually see how that bizarre shape works now.

          And I'll second that thought - hopefully the toolbox is out as we speak.

          Adrian
          "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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          • QldSpitty
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2006
            • 2628

            #6
            Any landing you can walk away from is a good one..Like crashing into a box of tissues.
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            • Hooligan
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2017
              • 569

              #7
              Sadly now the Santos-Dumont 14-bits.

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              • JagRigger
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2006
                • 454

                #8
                You 'wear' the ailerons !

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                • TEXANTOMCAT
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2004
                  • 4685

                  #9
                  I'd have worn a helmet!
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                  • bazv
                    olde rigger
                    • Feb 2005
                    • 5886

                    #10
                    I would not have gone anywhere near the damn thing

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