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Plane Wing Falls Off During Air Show (Video)
www.youtube.com ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Twev63

Posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:13 AM PST by Yosemitest



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: airshow; aviation
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1 posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:13 AM PST by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

No sale.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Yosemitest

Kinda like, “The Front Fell Off”.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 7:00:19 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Yosemitest

It is a model plane.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 7:00:22 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Yosemitest
It's fake. It was from an viral video ad campaign from a few years back.

It was covered here at the time.

Yes, I know SNOPES is liberal, but they covered it too.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/onewing.asp

5 posted on 02/12/2014 7:02:29 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: skeeter
I've controlled air traffic for over 30 years, and I've seen pilots take an acrobatic plane like that RV and stand it on its' tail in a hover with engine power.
I can tell you from years of experience that
6 posted on 02/12/2014 7:02:35 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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7 posted on 02/12/2014 7:03:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Yosemitest

World’s best pilot. Talk about keeping your head under pressure.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 7:04:06 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Yosemitest

a variant of “Rather Rules”: “Fake, but funny”


9 posted on 02/12/2014 7:07:34 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Yosemitest

Hoax from years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naSZBdJoEbM


10 posted on 02/12/2014 7:09:18 AM PST by LibertyOh
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Literally, “A Wing and a Prayer”.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 7:09:54 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Yosemitest; skeeter
THAT IS REAL!

Well... a real RC plane until the very end where a shot of a full size plane and pilot was added. There are videos on YOUTUBE showing how they made that 'video'. Just to the right of the video window. That is, unless you aren't logged on to the internet.

12 posted on 02/12/2014 7:12:55 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Yosemitest
THAT IS REAL!

Caps notwithstanding, it is a marketing ploy.

And not real.

13 posted on 02/12/2014 7:13:46 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
World’s best pilot.

Who ? The little plastic figure in the canopy, or the guy running the Remote Control Radio ?

14 posted on 02/12/2014 7:15:09 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"It's only a model."


15 posted on 02/12/2014 7:17:45 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Yosemitest
In all your years as ATC, have you ever seen a high horsepower (high weight) performance aircraft with with tiny cylindrical spring steel landing gear and no wheel fairings ?

Have you ever seen a plane like that hit the runway and bounce up twice into the air at a speed too low to promote lift ?

16 posted on 02/12/2014 7:18:28 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: IYAS9YAS
Well, I stand corrected, but the part with the pilot getting outy of the one winged aircraft was not explained in your link and I still question how they dikd that part of it.

But I'm telling you from 30 years of air traffic control experience that it IS doable, and even doing it, with a model, took a vast amount of flying experience.
17 posted on 02/12/2014 7:18:30 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

You've heard of left wing pilots. Now you've seen one.

18 posted on 02/12/2014 7:20:41 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Yosemitest

That couldn’t be more fake. Not even a good fake.

Kind of interesting that it was conveniently out of focus to help mask over the fact that it’s a toy plane.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 7:23:57 AM PST by Artcore
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To: UCANSEE2

the guy who mowed the grass providing a nice place to land.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 7:24:21 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: UCANSEE2
Yes, I have.
And I've seen some Beechcraft 1900 pilots take some pretty bad ribbing for bouncing some of their landings.
I had the misfortune of being on a DC-9 flight that bounced a landing at Jackson MS airport one time, and the stewardesses were laughing at the co-pilot for such a bad landing.
The captain came up over the PA and apologized to the passengers for his "student's first landing in a DC-9.
Then there was the Stretch DC-8 at Osan, that came in too fast and too high, and rolled his right main gear up under the strut, and skidded into the departure end BAK-12.
That Aluminum-Oxide strut made on hell of a fire until it stopped skidding.
It took 8 hours to get our runway opened again.
21 posted on 02/12/2014 7:27:38 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
Seriously? This video has been proven to be a hoax and nothing more than a publicity video for Thrill Energy Drink or some such. It's at least 2 years old.

Dude, you've been had.

22 posted on 02/12/2014 7:29:08 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Yosemitest
First, it is DOABLE. They HOVER like this in various scales of RC, and real acrobatic planes.

Here are some real ones.

Haute Voltige Japan Airshow

Second, the VIDEO you refer to is a compilation made from (1) A lightweight RC and (2) Captured video from a VIDEO GAME. Neither the pilot nor the ground crew guy walking up are real. They are just programmed characters. My guess is that the video capture came from one of the new GTA releases.

23 posted on 02/12/2014 7:30:02 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Yosemitest

It’s a hoax. Two YouTube videos explain it. The first in English but limited in explaining how it was done. The second is longer and goes into detail but it’s in French with subtitles.

http://youtu.be/I89EMDZ0dsc

http://youtu.be/bzMXjlBXJeo


24 posted on 02/12/2014 7:30:23 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Yosemitest

the movement of the plane appeared herky jerky enough to be a model plane

that is the first impression I had as a matter of fact.

tiny objects would move as the “plane” did even before losing the wing..a full sized plane would not. its a matter of scale


25 posted on 02/12/2014 7:39:17 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: DJ MacWoW
oppss! and yes, i already have.

26 posted on 02/12/2014 7:41:04 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: UCANSEE2
I wish you could watch Champion Aerobatic Pilot Patty Wagstaff preform her act that she flew at March AFB.
She could do things with an RV that most pilots could only dream of.
27 posted on 02/12/2014 7:43:06 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

My husband does this in a Pitts Model 12.

I refuse to go up in it.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:21 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Yosemitest

This thing has been floating around for a while. It’s a model and designed to fly without the wing. And then a bit of video photoshop and you have a pilot climbing out.

When I first saw it I thought it looked like a model until the guy climbed out. Then I saw some video where the author came clean on how he did it and I realized why it looked like a model. ;-)


29 posted on 02/12/2014 7:59:26 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Yosemitest; All
I've controlled air traffic for over 30 years..THAT IS REAL!

I've been at FreeRepublic for over 30 years.
Dammit mister, I believe you.

30 posted on 02/12/2014 8:01:36 AM PST by laotzu
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To: Aria
I was at Plattsburgh AFB in 1987 and we had an Air Show going own with the ''current event" being a rapid bomb loading display of an FB-111 on the ramp.
I was working Local, when a civilian Pitts Special called up and wanted to do a short display over the runway.
I approved it, and he come in over the runway at about 100 ft and climbed into a vertical 360 and then spiraled out in a climb and did a short right turn and came back in to do a "Hammerhead" climb, stall, slide backwards and recover.
Then he climbed back out and departed over Lake Champlain.
Needless to say the "bomb loading display" wasn't watch very closely.
SAC Command Post called up and wanted to cause trouble.
I called and demanded the Base Ops Officer write a Letter of Appreciation and Thanks" to the civilian Pilot in the Pitts Special, and he did.
I laughed about getting the best of the SAC Command Post for years after that.
31 posted on 02/12/2014 8:13:08 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: laotzu

My apologies, but it looked real to me.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 8:13:57 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

No apologies are needed. It looked real to me as well.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 8:15:29 AM PST by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Thanks.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 8:27:55 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
Fake, fake, fake, fake


35 posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:24 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Aria
Watch Patty Wagstaff perform in her Extra 300S during the third day of the 2013 Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival Air Show..
36 posted on 02/12/2014 8:45:51 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: HerrBlucher
Watch and listen to a true leader for women in aviation.
37 posted on 02/12/2014 8:49:59 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Fake. Here’s how it was purportedly done (2008): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5uVaG9k6kw


38 posted on 02/12/2014 8:56:14 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Yosemitest

I bet that was quite the show! It’s amazing what they can do!

My husband qualified for Reno Air Races but he didn’t participate, thank GOD!


39 posted on 02/12/2014 8:59:43 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Yosemitest

Real plane loses wing during a negative-G maneuver, but is equipped with a full-plane parachute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a8cntPdRtk


40 posted on 02/12/2014 9:07:51 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Yosemitest

Quite the show! WOW!

Thanks for posting. :-))


41 posted on 02/12/2014 9:08:23 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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The Pitts Special, I've been told, is pure adrenaline.
My father lost a good friend at the Reno Air Races, in 2002.Tommy "Ramblin" Rose.
42 posted on 02/12/2014 9:18:35 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

I actually witnessed a plane fall out of the sky at air races in Las Vegas. There was a big cloud of dust and two women standing next to me went running out to the site.

Have been haunted by that in the years since and subsequently by the deaths of boat racers I knew. What is the point? They leave families behind.

I find it interesting to watch these things as long as I don’t know the people at risk. I suppose the world needs people to do these things...to blaze trails in new challenges that fuel progress. That must be why God created men.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 9:31:05 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Yosemitest

Obama’s subsidizing planes now?.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 9:31:25 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Aria
Sooner or later, we all pay the debt that ALL men pay.
Better to go quickly, than in a long and drawn out and painful process.
I feel for the families that watch their love ones go "splat", but they died doing what they loved.
Pushing the envelope into new areas and creating new technologies along the way, is nothing to be ashamed of.
But those who choose this path must weigh the risk.
45 posted on 02/12/2014 9:37:57 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Vaduz
Huh?
I must have missed that one.
46 posted on 02/12/2014 9:38:59 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Everything backs fails.
Stimulus deal ..............


47 posted on 02/12/2014 9:41:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

48 posted on 02/12/2014 10:12:05 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Aria
One other thing, Tommy Rose was working on a Thunder Mustang and had decided NOT TO TAKE IT to Reno for that race.
He wanted it for the next year.
But his sons sold it, I think because they couldn't stand the reminder of their father's tragedy around the house.
49 posted on 02/12/2014 10:12:44 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

I can totally understand selling it.

My husband’s Pitts is for sale....to my relief.


50 posted on 02/12/2014 1:15:38 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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