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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed May 03, 2017 8:07 pm

Yes!! What Rick said!! :thumbup:
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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby Bill Cummings » Sun May 07, 2017 5:14 pm

Back one page on this thread check the video where I was checking Robin's U2 for turns. It turned out to be high siding in a thermal and not an out of tune glider.
Anyway the landing was almost a high speed digger due to turbulence in the LZ when the right wing dropped.
I played the video and stopped it where my right hand wheel was only inches from the ground and made a photo with the "Snipping Tool."
I'll attach the photo below. It shows a still frame of a possible neck breaking close call.
Wheel and wheel shadow close to touching..JPG
Wheel and wheel shadow close to touching..JPG (47.46 KiB) Viewed 88 times

I would estimate my ground speed at the time of that picture frame to be at least 35 mph maybe more.
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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby RobinHastings » Mon May 08, 2017 5:30 am

I am REALLY glad that you made it out of that situation, Bill. I have a tendency to deprone early, just to make sure that my landing gear is always the first thing to hit the ground. It slows down my air speed and probably reduces my maneuverability. But it seems safer to me.
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