By - megaduce104
now he has flaperons
You mean flapergones...
Good stall speed should be an extra 10 knots lower. Nothing but good came out of this.
More serious, good thing he noticed it on the inspection. Would be easy to miss particularly if you normally don't install the locks. Without seeing both at the same time, you might just assume they are fine.
Pilot would do a stick stir and visually check control surfaces as part of pre-flights. The aircraft wouldn't have gone anywhere.
Not sure a pilot not locking the surface controls would carry out a great check.
To tell the truth, I typically look at both my ailerons during control checks in the cockpit but not so close to ensure they are both at neutral... at the same time. After seeing this, I now will be taking an official quick look before I disconnect the locks on the way to the aircraft. Was not something that really occurred to me in past to do. Usually first step was to remove the locks.
They'll stop drooping when the airspeed indicator is active.
And start flapping -- divergent oscillation FTW.
The flapping generates extra lift. It's a homemade ornithopter!
Free extra flaps!
“So what did we learn?”
"Not to do it again, I guess." One of my favorite scenes from the underrated "Burn After Reading".
“Yeah… but I’ll be damned if I know what it was we did.”
One of my former coworkers would play that clip every Friday at 5pm.
Every scene in that office was magic. Dreadfully underrated movie.
Truth! I quote that movie often. "He's a Mormon. Next to him we're all alcoholics."
"It's hard to tell."
Work over! Let's crack open this bottle of whiskey!
Ah, the good old days.
Μan the number one rule is avoiding offering your number to people who may put you to work. Jokes aside though you should;ve answered " i dont know man just lower them more " . Dangerous situation and he was lucky to have seen it early.
Oh my oh dreary me, seems that they inadvertantly installed a flaperon STC.
Is this an Air Tractor?
Not a pilot but if I ever find myself by a plane about to be hit by a storm I’ll be sure to lock the controls.
Push rod replacement will buy you into some rigging and control travel checks. probably check on the stops when you're checking the rigging.
Is the aileron tied down?
i had the same question
No, the angle makes it look that way. There is a tie down point forward of the aileron that the strap is attached to.
Ah ok. Idk much about air tractors but it looked wrong!
Dude you should see this 150 and Seneca V (totaled and being resold as "refurbished) because they are both flappin like birds.
Aka why you check flight controls are free and correct
What would have been felt or seen in this check given these bent pushrods? Would it have bound up going one way or another?
I'm afraid that if someone preflighted this plane they might not have noticed both ailerons drooping since one always does and it would be easy to forget what they just saw on the other side and put it together.
Wps is best !!!
That’s an expensive fix, huh?