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Don Sims 02-04-2014 11:56 AM

Wow!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=yftj9e1KyTI

What a pilot!

dahawk 02-04-2014 02:07 PM

Amazing !

Yakfishingfool 02-04-2014 02:11 PM

uuuummmmmm...yeah, good spoof but really...

rcers 02-04-2014 03:09 PM

While this was a spoof - there is a well-known incident with an RC pilot who did exactly that with the loss of a wing panel. It was remarkable. And all caught on video at an event with witnesses. There was very little damage to the model!

I would have never even thought of going KE to save the plane LOL....

Mike

firemanbill 02-05-2014 02:34 AM

Seen it several times with models, Todd Bridges at the Tuscon Aerobatic shootout for one, Bill Hemphill was famous for it as well but on a full scale... no way. This is a well debunked spoof for a clothing company.

Here is the Todd Bridges video, fast forward tot the 6 minute mark


Don Sims 02-05-2014 11:06 AM

Hey... It's on the internet so it must be real! George, Abe, and Teddy said so in the reviews.

MadMonkey 02-05-2014 02:22 PM

Not sure if it was true or not, but I heard that after Bill Hempel's one-winger there was a spate of pilots intentionally weakening one side of their wing tubes so they could emulate him... hopefully it wasn't true, because that would be really, really dumb.

xmech2k 02-05-2014 05:09 PM

Ahh, but you should never underestimate the general populations ignorance! Just look at the explosive popularity of multi-rotors... errr, I mean, well you know what I mean! ;)

Abuelo 02-05-2014 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Sims (Post 939158)

Here's what Snopes has to say on this incident:

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

firemanbill 02-06-2014 12:56 AM

Now it did happen for real once. To an Israeli F-15 fighter.


gramps2361 02-06-2014 02:32 AM

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Originally Posted by firemanbill (Post 939279)
Now it did happen for real once. To an Israeli F-15 fighter.



Bill I watched that video sometime ago that pilot had amazing flying skill's and a cool head. Amazing he go that down in one piece.

kyleservicetech 02-06-2014 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Don Sims (Post 939158)

Yup
That video clip made the rounds a year or three ago. Pure fabrication, it never happened. As an example, watch the so called landing. That plane came to a stop in about 5 seconds. That's pretty fast. Far faster than a full sized plane ever could.

And, look at how cleanly the wing came off in the final part of the video clip. Don't think a real plane would shear off a wing that cleanly.

fhhuber 02-06-2014 03:33 AM

You can't judge the time the landing took by the re-creation of the event for the Discovery show...

Its a documented true event. The F-15 did fly on one wing.

xmech2k 02-06-2014 04:04 AM

+1. I don't think there was ever any video of the actual event. What we see are computer enhanced fakes. While I guess you could say the guy was a hero bringing it home, I'd hate to be his crew chief!

MadMonkey 02-06-2014 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xmech2k (Post 939246)
Ahh, but you should never underestimate the general populations ignorance! Just look at the explosive popularity of multi-rotors... errr, I mean, well you know what I mean! ;)

Hey now... I have five, plus three more FCs and two more frames :D

fhhuber 02-06-2014 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xmech2k
Ahh, but you should never underestimate the general populations ignorance! Just look at the explosive popularity of multi-rotors... errr, I mean, well you know what I mean!
Quote:

Originally Posted by MadMonkey (Post 939303)
Hey now... I have five, plus three more FCs and two more frames :D

Sorry to hear that. :p>
:D

Don't worry... we make fun of anything without wings.

xmech2k 02-06-2014 08:06 AM

Don't worry. I've got my Nano QX hidden under my bed! :oops: :D


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