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    Brass gronicles, and some.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Cause filling those in would have been a lot of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Cause filling those in would have been a lot of trouble.
    Two things.
    Ramming the earth in to be as firm as the turf would have been a lot of trouble.
    The last aircraft designed to routinely take off and land on grass were single-seater WWII fighters. Even the bombers of that era had to use concrete runways.
    The marks on the turf suggest that the aircraft was mostly still airborne at that stage.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The last aircraft designed to routinely take off and land on grass were single-seater WWII fighters. Even the bombers of that era had to use concrete runways.
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    c130, first flight 10 yeas post wwii

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    c130, first flight 10 yeas post wwii

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    After ingesting that lot, total engine rebuild?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    pilatus, first flight 1960

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    Was a passenger on its predecessor the Viscount in the 70s, with some interesting landings in the Hebrides, including looking out of the window to see grass beneath the wing, we'd landed half way down the runway in fog, and come off the end, a bit of reverse thrust and back onto the tarmac..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Good points. Known short runway. Screw it. Let’s see what happens.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    They were worried about the holes? The way the film presented it sounded like they thought it would have been fine to just plow through the trees.

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    I didn't know anything about the Vanguards so looked them up. They had twice the service ceiling of the Viscount, and at 425 mph were one of the fastest turboprops.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    One of these did a 'live-fire' flight demonstration from Sugarland, Texas airport in the early / mid 1980' s - The horses on my nearby pastures were not amused, to say the least.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    After ingesting that lot, total engine rebuild?
    No, the engines are out of the way and generally ok, but the fuselage in the vicinity of the landing gear looks like it's been shot blasted with rocks after a few landings. At least that's how it was for our C130's in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    After ingesting that lot, total engine rebuild?

    Hence the props instead of jets.

    The ability to land (and take off again) on ... whatever ... was a design requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Hence the props instead of jets. The ability to land (and take off again) on ... whatever ... was a design requirement.
    So turboprops don't need air to burn the fuel? Who knew?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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