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Old 06-02-2019, 12:19 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Re low-flying obstacles. FINISH first cup of coffee prior to leaving house each morning.

Note the tow rope. Just giving the other guy a hand with a rolling in-gear jump start. Ha! (Glider more likely).
that wasn't a tow rope, it was a mangled piece of tubing. Might be the top rail of a chain link fence, for example.
You don't tow gliders with a plane like that. It's always a high wing, unless it's an air tractor-type strutted low wing crop duster airframe. I spent a few hundred hours towing things like gliders, banners, billboards.
That was the beginning of the end of a very bad day for that pilot. He's already hit something ( the tubing ) and drug a wingtip. As cockeyed as he was, likely a rotten tumbling event after that.

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Old 06-03-2019, 02:42 PM   #332 (permalink)
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JACG has posted even more horrific dashcam videos. Giorgio Tsoukalos's hair looks like it's going 90mph when he is standing still.



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Okay, not exactly aero, but there is a Lohner-Porsche taxi in the movie Atlantis (which has nothing to do with Atlantis (confused))

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A little more info on the plane crash.

Lots more info googling info from that article.

Not that it really adds anything to this thread, but is interesting to get the story.
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After it happened, he said he [Bill Chan] and his colleagues rushed out to buy $300 worth of lottery tickets, hoping his luck would continue.
No mention whether the two people who survived the actual crash ran out to buy lottery tickets.
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Built from scratch in Adams' garage, the Vivant [77] was an interesting prototype powered by a 370 cubic-inch Pontiac V8 engine and equipped with Corvette C2 suspension and Kelsey-Hayes Bonneville wheels.

The body was made of aluminum by the "Beatles of Troy, Michigan" a trio of Englishmen - Harry Kennedy, Jack Henser and John Glover - famous in the American hot rod scene for their great job. It had only one appearance at the Detroit Autorama in 1966
Only shown once twice? The inward canted fins look similar to the Bertone BATs.



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I remember those Bonneville rims: 8 lugs around the outside, heavy as all heck, with different lugnuts on either side and odd thread sizes. Hard as all getout to change tire because the spare was a precursor to a compact mini.
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For when you really do not want air to attach to the rear window of your automobile.

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I guess with that slope it does not matter, but what were they thinking?
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It really does scream that it was designed for the North African/ Mid-East market where similar treatments adorn building windows.

Kind of looks like something the French would try, not the Germans.
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that wasn't a tow rope, it was a mangled piece of tubing. Might be the top rail of a chain link fence, for example.
You don't tow gliders with a plane like that. It's always a high wing, unless it's an air tractor-type strutted low wing crop duster airframe. I spent a few hundred hours towing things like gliders, banners, billboards.
That was the beginning of the end of a very bad day for that pilot. He's already hit something ( the tubing ) and drug a wingtip. As cockeyed as he was, likely a rotten tumbling event after that.
It was a comment more in the line of a bad idea come to fruition. Airplanes don’t give jump starts via a rope tow either, (I’ve seen some of those go wrong. One, spectacularly), but you KNOW that’s crossed someone’s mind

I’ve always thought the Cirrus parachute equally silly.

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This is just odd, but because of the elongated body length probably has a better Cd than an original AMC Pacer.

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I wonder if they have a DOT windshield on that.

If you zoom in, you can see another car inside of this one, a targa or T-top with top off or roof top cut out.

Thinking that one may enter though the roof (sunroof), and this is an event/show car.

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