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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: landing a pitts


Thread: [Acro] Re: landing a pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: landing a pitts

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From: Budd Davisson <buddairbum at>

Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:44:13 UTC


  I'll be more impressed when you describe the takeoff from that position.


Randy Reed wrote:

> Gentleman and ladies, I do not agree with Virginia
> that some of the stories are beer indused.  I do not
> think true aerobatic pilots would partake to the point
> where they embelish landing problems.  I think the
> problem here is "G-Loss of reality".  While I have
> never landed a Pitts, I do have a Christen Eagle.
> Last week, while flying my sportsman secquence over a
> lake, I broke two flying wires pulling out of my
> hammerhead.  Just before the wing could fold, I
> quickly and expertly rolled the Eagle inverted and
> used the landing wires for flying wires.  I very
> colmley radioed some friends on the ground and they
> started building a soft cushion on a shallow boat
> ramp.  While waiting on the ramp and not wanting to
> waste fuel, I finished the Cuban eight, 180 deg turn,
> but cheated on the 2 point roll.  When the ramp was
> finished, I landed the Eagle inverted on the water
> using the top wing as a ski and skied the Eagle toward
> the boat ramp. While enroute to the ramp I had the
> feeling my pulse was higher than normal, so I reached
> over with my throttle hand and checked. My pulse was
> 68 which is high for me.  When I got to the boat ramp,
> I carefully slid the Eagle up on the ramp then set the
> tail on the cushions with out a scratch.  The flying
> wires have been replaced and the Eagle is ready for my
> first contest at the first of June.
> randy reed
> Eagle 53BH
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