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Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:08 am
by Turbofan
I first saw this on Flight Global online, but the person who recorded it has all three parts on Youtube. A Tu-154 had some serious problems almost immediately after takeoff, looks like rudder issues. This is an example of excellent airmanship, to even land the aircraft while it's oscillating like that! Not to mention how close to a flat spin that thing got.

Part 1

Part 2, which shows the oscillations getting more severe.

Part 3, showing he difficult approach, final and landing.

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:13 am
by Gunny
Yep definite rudder issues. He or she used there engines to maneuver to a landing.An excellent pilot to do that no question.
And yes at one point I thought they had lost it to a flat spin whew close call so close to the ground.But like the old saying goes any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:26 am
by Talon
Gunny wrote:the old saying goes any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.
The guy who came up with that line probably didn't live very long putting it into practice. :lol:


What you're seeing there (at least in the 3rd part) is Dutch Roll... a cyclic condition of conflicting stability tendencies and aerodynamic forces that make the aircraft do a sort of pitching-rolling dance. It's especially noticeable in aircraft with highly swept wings, like the TU-154. Pretty much every airliner with that kind of wing sweep has hydraulic yaw dampeners built in to help keep dutch roll tendencies from getting out of hand like that... I wouldn't be surprised if the whole problem was just a failed yaw dampener. There's an old (probably untrue) story about the infamous Tex Johnson saving a 707 in a similar situation by rushing up to the cockpit to help the overwhelmed crew stop Dutch Roll oscillations, which can apparently be a serious handful!

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:35 pm
by Turbofan
^Ahh yes, I have heard of that term. You're likely right about the yaw dampers failing. *off topic* Are you Talon from YSP?!

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:43 pm
by Talon
I AM! :mrgreen: Heya Turbo. You still the life of the YS airline party?

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:46 pm
by Phoenix
You bet he is!

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:51 pm
by Danny
Some of my photos from Lakenheath the other day. 8-)

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Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:09 am
by Turbofan
Talon wrote:I AM! :mrgreen: Heya Turbo. You still the life of the YS airline party?
haha, awesome! Yeah, still with the commercial/VA side of things, although now entrusted with oversight by Iceman along with wingzfan. Good to see you joining us here. 8-)

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:10 am
by SvenPhantom
That F-15 looks hot.

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:19 am
by Turbofan
Hilarious and unique way to show off your 738:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Kulula-% ... 1904168/L/

Best one: "Fuel tanks (the go-go juice)" LOL

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:23 am
by Gunny
I seem to remember someone saying on ysp a year or so ago they where going to make this huh. :roll:

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:25 am
by CharleyHotel
Lol that's amazing.

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:29 am
by waspe414

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:40 am
by CharleyHotel
Wow...that's like a real-life version of Flight Control :D

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:53 am
by SvenPhantom
Something is odd with this photo
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Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:30 am
by Talon
Clearly the woman's a bulldozer killer...! (Who drinks from a flask?)

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:17 pm
by Turbofan
waspe414 wrote:Nuttiest airport ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgZvb3 ... re=related
Yeah, Lukla ranked as the #1 most dangerous airport in History channel's "Most Extreme Airports" special. Unfortunately there was a major crash there when a Yeti Air Twin Otter crashed right at the approach end of the runway in heavy fog. But there have been many more accidents at that airport.

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:54 pm
by Phoenix
Someone went planespotting and posted the video here. 727s and 737s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiwN7mq ... ure=fvwrel

Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:54 am
by waspe414
Cool picture of the F-35 ejection tests.
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Re: Aviation Photos/Videos

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:21 am
by Dragon029