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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 9/10/2009 2:59:11 PM EST
On the left you can see an Antonov that apparently didn't make it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEN_mwn_NaM&feature=related
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 3:03:39 PM EST
I would've thought that AN-2 could have taken off faster than the plane in the video.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 3:13:03 PM EST
My instructor told me of a private grass strip that is dog legged and has a significant slope that he flys out of every so often in NC. He says that if you're landing up hill you need to add quite a bit of power so you can make it over the crest of the runway. Don't know the name of it though.

I don't think I'd want to attempt a t/o where that video was taken.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 3:20:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:
I would've thought that AN-2 could have taken off faster than the plane in the video.


I've seen airplanes like that that were just abandoned in place because they needed maintenance.

Airplane doesn't work? Push it into othe bushes (or sand).
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 3:21:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Magoo6541:

I don't think I'd want to attempt a t/o where that video was taken.


And he had to land there first!
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 4:30:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Brohawk:
Originally Posted By Magoo6541:

I don't think I'd want to attempt a t/o where that video was taken.


And he had to land there first!


Yeah, thats the crazy part.

Our private strip crosses some little hills and slopes to the right a little, but I dont think Id like a curve where you had to use significant rudder to make. That just spells groundloop.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 5:59:57 PM EST
The US Navy experimented with a large circular runway...the theory being that you would always land into the wind, and decelerate in a gentle turn.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 6:55:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 9:34:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:
I would've thought that AN-2 could have taken off faster than the plane in the video.


Did it have treadmill assist?
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 12:43:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 5:10:56 AM EST by AeroE]
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 1:03:08 PM EST
<––––––––––––––––-This bad boy will land in 850 feet, on pavement....at max gross weight. I can fly it into all sorts of places that I wouldn't be able to leave. Regardless, even with a high wing, I don't think I'm brave enough to fly out from a road with a bend in it like that video!

/TCP
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:56:37 PM EST
They had a write up on that strip and a few others in Flying several months back. March 2008
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 11:44:14 AM EST
I saw the runway at the Just Aircraft factory. It's a dirt slope going down the hill to a body of water.

Land uphill, takeoff downhill.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:21:35 PM EST
National Geographic did a few landing with these guys about merc pilots in the bush.
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