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    Default Shortwing being towed

    The prop is stopped and a long tow rop attached to it.. but why, what was going on here..


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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    Hi,

    I think that's a road looking like a tow rope.

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    It wasn't my fault.
    It wasn't the airplanes' fault.
    It was the asphalt!

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    Prop appears stopped because of the fast shutter speed of the camera. Same effect as a strobe at the right frequency will appear stop anything moving

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post
    Prop appears stopped because of the fast shutter speed of the camera. Same effect as a strobe at the right frequency will appear stop anything moving
    Also a good reason not to operate strobe lights around aircraft parking areas at night. You'd think that the engine noise would be a giveaway, but the 'stationary' prop has got a few people in the past.

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    I think it's being pulled by a DC 3 with the rope.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    ...Obviously a mid-air hijacking attempt...

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    PA16, you been drinking again?

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    Default Re: Shortwing being towed

    So what happened to the Super 20 slotted wing prototype? Does Dakota Cub still own it?

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...ted-Wing-Pacer
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