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Old 09-25-2006, 09:53 AM
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:34 PM
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So, he bought the plane. He fixed the prop vibration himself. Who knows maybe he knew how to fix it. Could be incidents are unrelated. Witness said engine went dead, right wing down, then spiral to ground. Sounds like typical engine out, low level turn back to runway created a stall. Do these things stall easy?
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:01 PM
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So, he bought the plane. He fixed the prop vibration himself. Who knows maybe he knew how to fix it. Could be incidents are unrelated. Witness said engine went dead, right wing down, then spiral to ground. Sounds like typical engine out, low level turn back to runway created a stall. Do these things stall easy?
No, they are canards, they sit and pitch buck with a descent rate of around 500-800fpm. However they are known to develop wing heavy conditions when flown slow. It is a very light airplane, so the pilots weight is noticable as well as the engine torque and requires roll trim to correct.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:31 PM
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engine torque and requires roll trim to correct.
Hmm... P-factor combined with panic?
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:20 PM
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Hmm... P-factor combined with panic?
Depends on his time in type. If you go look at the record for Quickies a lot of low time/zero time in type pilots are killed by loss of control on the ground and on landing (slow flight).
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:47 PM
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Well everyone wants to figure out what happened. Its probably a little early to determine the cause.

The only thing it seems like we know right now based on the news reports, is that the pilot suffered a power loss and that he really nosed into the ground. Whether the previous vibration had anything to do with it is unknown.
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:29 AM
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The pilot is also pretty well known to the Q community, and it appears he is a high time pilot. He had owned the plane for quite a few years and flew it quite regularly.
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