Welcome! Becoming a registered user of ShortWingPipers.Org is free and easy! Click the "Register" link found in the upper right hand corner of this screen. It's easy and you can then join the fun posting and learning about Short Wing Pipers!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: A field repair.....

  1. #1
    tnowak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hampshire, England
    Posts
    754
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default A field repair.....

    Can't believe they did this, but they did...

    https://youtu.be/k0TgiF63RFA

    TonyN

  2. #2
    Pacer42Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    635
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    I guess, nothing a role of duct tape and some climbing rope can fix. I wonder who signed off on that field repair.

    Juergen
    Pacer N3342Z

  3. #3
    MrBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Johnstown, Colorado
    Posts
    255
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    Long as there is enough spar material to hold it up after bending it up and the rope doesn't break or knots come undone who cares if it collapses on landing, you made it home...duh?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Beagle, Oregon (Medford) United States
    Posts
    1,159
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    Quote Originally Posted by tnowak View Post
    Can't believe they did this, but they did...

    https://youtu.be/k0TgiF63RFA

    TonyN
    No videos or pictures.... I have seen worse....

    Years ago... Friend of mine bootlegged a Lycoming 540 on a Stinson 108-2... Took it to AK and was flying in and out of a remote river bar near Fairbanks, taking in guys to fish... River was getting flooded, had the axle bolt break and spin the axle ripping the brake calipers away.. No where to go but sideways into the water... Took off all but about 12 inches of the inboard aileron... He cut it off the wing tip with a meat saw, FLEW IT without the wing tip to Fairbanks... Took full right rudder to keep somewhat straight... At Fairbanks took PVC pipe, slid it against the spars, got a bunch of junk sheet metal from the salvage yard.. Made a wing tip.. Safety wire, zip ties, duct tape... FLEW IT from Fairbanks to Anchorage... Fabed wing tip started to bend upwards in turbulence... punched a couple holes in the fabed tip near the tip and ran rope from the tip to the fuselage step to give it flying "wires" and keep the tip from folding... Snuck out of Anchorage (FEDS were on to him by now) ... FLEW IT down the coast to avoid Canada airspace all the way to my place in Southern Oregon... Airplane got parted... Friend lost his PPL for a year... Giant Ass Brass Balls...

    Unfortunately Friend now has Parkinson's... That adventure with the Stinson was 30, maybe 35 years ago now.

    Brian.

  5. #5
    MrBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Johnstown, Colorado
    Posts
    255
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    Best crazy flying story I have heard, thanks.

  6. #6
    Troy Hamon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    PAKN
    Posts
    890
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    Quote Originally Posted by tnowak View Post
    Can't believe they did this, but they did...

    https://youtu.be/k0TgiF63RFA

    TonyN
    I think that is more common than most people think. The Big Rocks and Long Props videos, and lots of social media postings from pilots, show all the successful days in all their amazingness. But people that operate that close to the margins don't always have successful days. I hear rumblings of similar events in my corner of the world a couple times a year if not more.

  7. #7
    Administrator Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Graham, Texas, United States
    Posts
    13,301
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    All the cool YouTube videos is what motivated me to make this video because I have been privy to a lot of their accidents that don't get publicized. People need to realize the risks involved in off airport operations.

  8. #8
    Troy Hamon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    PAKN
    Posts
    890
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    Steve, your presentation was the best of the year.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Merritt Island, FL
    Posts
    709
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: A field repair.....

    Troy, not to worry...All those planes Steve showed on their noses and backs were missing proper nose-wheels.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •