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Old 03-16-2017, 02:52 PM
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Default RV-7a Nose-Gear Collapse Part 2...

For those of you who PM'd me and asked questions, here is an updated video now that the engine has been removed and more damage revealed:

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BTW... The nose-gear bolt WAS sheared and the nose-gear stop flange was installed incorrectly. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, or not, but for those who were wondering...

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:27 PM
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I'm not getting any audio on your videos. Other YouTube videos work.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:24 PM
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I'm not getting any audio on your videos. Other YouTube videos work.
Hmmmmm... I just tried it. Worked fine???

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Old 03-16-2017, 05:26 PM
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Worked for me.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:08 PM
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Still no joy. Something to do with my computer I guess. I'll try to read lips
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:54 PM
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That happens to me sometimes... I find that if I wrap my head in tinfoil, stand on one leg and hold hangers in both hands, it works...

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Old 03-18-2017, 04:21 PM
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I'm not getting any audio on your videos. Other YouTube videos work.
I fixed my computer problem. My sound card was set to 5.1 surround and I only have two speakers. I set it to "stereo" and now I can hear the audio along with your video. Previously I could only hear YouTube videos that were encoded in 5.1, but not stereo. Who knew?
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:24 PM
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Right on... Now you can hear me in all my goofyness...
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:10 PM
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Default 2/11/17 Nose Gear Incident

It just so happens that I was cleared to land #2 behind the incident airplane. I've been debating whether or not to give my very brief view of what I witnessed that day...

Let's start with the day before. We attempted to go to Greeley for breakfast, but it was so bad we wound up turning around and headed back to FTG. LLWS was all around us and we saw 40 - 50 kts winds a thousand feet off the ground.

The day of the incident the winds were out of the ENE. (we were using runway 080) I don't recall exactly what they were, but it was starting to get gusty and the winds were picking up (certainly above 15Kts) I headed out to do a few TNG's, I don't have the exact time, but it was somewhere after 10:00 AM.

I had taken off of runway 8 and was in left traffic for a TNG. The tower cleared me #2 after the RV ahead of me. I spotted him on final as I turned base, as I was making my base to final turn he seemed to be about to touch down. Wasn't paying too much attention as I was flying my plane....

The next thing I notice, is the incident aircraft is in a sharp left (90 degree) turn and headed for the grass. At that point, it APPEARED to me that it was still on all three legs. It didn't look like it nosed over till it hit the edge of the runway/grass. By that time I was on the radio to the tower, telling them the RV went off the runway and I was going around. FWIW that's all I saw.

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:56 AM
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Scott - Thanks for posting that!!! The day before the incident, I was out in the RV doing TnG's (actually did a video on it - https://youtu.be/X3X-ieGvcmk). Was a nice day for that kind of thing! Ugh!

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