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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2012, 10:35:15 AM »
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2012, 10:46:34 AM »
In talking with Kev, he did say he was keen to keep maximum drag (nose up angle) during the ground run to avoid using too much brake as there was no intention to use the Brake Parachute.

In that sense, it was all under control and only the skid would have touched the runway - as designed.
I think part of the familiarity when re-acqainting yourself with the aircraft after sometime, is to test how far you can pull on that joystick.

So, the title of this thread is a little over sensationalised.

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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2012, 11:02:11 AM »
Quote from: "PA28"
So, the title of this thread is a little over sensationalised.
To be fair to Smudger , in the context of his original post the only thing wrong with the thread title is that it should have a question-mark at the end of it !!
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2012, 12:33:28 PM »
That question mark would make all the difference.
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough? Allegedly
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2012, 06:17:12 PM »
"Vulcan accused of dragging its A&£3"

Today "558" was accused of signing the runway at Farnborough, with a howl of indignation the comment was rebbuted by the masses as being a ceremony reminiscent of the Pope arriving for a visit. Member of the inner circle have been quoted as saying "It is just another method of checking what the mains were telling her". Now that her shining counternance is back on the "circuit" we hope that others will not make an Olympus out of a Viper and just wing over it.
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough?
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2012, 11:33:46 PM »
Quote from: "PA28"
I've added it!! (Forgot I had the temporary power of a Jedi)

Thank you PA 28 I am sure I hit the question mark button ;)  ;)  Again I must add I was just asking from  a distance with only the photograph to look at and not being able to ask the pilot. ;)

It goes to show though how many people are really concerned about XH558 welfare :D  :D

Thank you again for everyone who put me straight and answered my questions  :oops:

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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough?
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2012, 02:21:00 AM »
wow
i mean WOW!
that looks mighty close
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough?
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2012, 08:47:44 PM »
Bloody hell - has that picture been photo shopped?  :o
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2012, 08:27:00 PM »
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Looking at the second picture HERE it would appear that the tail hasn't received any damage.

Have to admit that when I walked under her just before taking this photo that I didn't see any scrape marks on Taffs new paint job.
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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough?
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2012, 05:54:26 PM »
I think this video is from the same landing.....

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Re: Tail Strike On Arrival at Farnborough?
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2012, 10:44:38 PM »
As I said in the begining "it is all to do with the Angle of the dangle" it was shot at :roll:  :roll:

I am saying no more but your video Speedy shows it was miles away :oops: I never doubted it at all ;)

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