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reaper493
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Tutor miss hap

Post by reaper493 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:45 pm

Seen on twitter,

Well executed forced landing in a field.

https://twitter.com/RAFWittering1/statu ... 5734717441

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by baz1 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:58 pm

well done to the pilot pleased he got down and is ok

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Mike
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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Mike » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:45 pm

Well done to the pilot for not causing any obvious damage, nothing more than an unfortunate mishap though. :)
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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by jem60 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:24 pm

From the angle of the prop blades, it looks as if the engine MIGHT have been still producing some power, otherwise it would be fully feathered. Some lovely big fields in this part of the world, and looks like he got a good one. Practising engine failures keep drivers on their toes!!.

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Strathayr » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:55 am

Single engine aircraft with feathering propeller?

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by jem60 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 am

Well, yes, particularly turbo-prop, which this isn't of course. Tutor certainly has a variable pitch prop, but I agree. Blade pitch can therefore be altered, but not fully feathered AFAIK. or can it???

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by reaper493 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:26 pm

Look's like the fleet is now grounded until further notice.

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 pm

jem60 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 am
Well, yes, particularly turbo-prop, which this isn't of course. Tutor certainly has a variable pitch prop, but I agree. Blade pitch can therefore be altered, but not fully feathered AFAIK. or can it???
It can't be fully feathered. The actual range of movement between coarse and fine pitch on the Tutor's constant speed prop is not very much at all, so you'd do well to tell from a picture!

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:26 pm

These things do like landing in fields, perhaps its time to get the good old Chipmunk back?
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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by jem60 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:40 am

Thankyou Colin. From the picture it is rather difficult to tell what position the prop lever is inside the aircraft. I bow to your superior knowledge!!. :)

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am

jem60 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:40 am
Thankyou Colin. From the picture it is rather difficult to tell what position the prop lever is inside the aircraft. I bow to your superior knowledge!!. :)
I’ve spent too many hours studying that prop mechanism! :D

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by XPLUMBER » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:29 am

I wonder if the Burghley Estate will claim the salvage rights?
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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Agent K » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:53 pm

Not sure if intended (mishap rather than "miss hap")) or incidental, but surely this aircraft should carry the nose art "Miss Hap" from now on in?! :thumbs:

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Seaking93 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:52 pm

reaper493 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Look's like the fleet is now grounded until further notice.
727NAS Tutors flying today at Yeovilton

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Vulcanone » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:11 pm

Grounding was lifted before/by the end of last week.

Woodvale a/c were doing circuits at Warton Monday and yesterday

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by AIROPPS » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Leuchars Tutors was active today 10/10/18

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by romeo bravo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Seaking93 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:52 pm
reaper493 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Look's like the fleet is now grounded until further notice.
727NAS Tutors flying today at Yeovilton
Are they Tutors or Herons!!

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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by ArabJazzie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:38 pm

romeo bravo wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Seaking93 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:52 pm
reaper493 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Look's like the fleet is now grounded until further notice.
727NAS Tutors flying today at Yeovilton
Are they Tutors or Herons!!
Tutors?

Dont know where the other Herons are as they have moved on, but G-BVHE is still with Tayside Flying Club at Dundee.
Arabest,
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Re: Tutor miss hap

Post by Seaking93 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:05 am

The Tutors are G115E's and the Herons are G115D's, all replaced by the Tutors a long time ago and sold onto the civilian operators

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