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Durchstarten
04-01-2008, 05:34 AM
Well done to all the players who got airborne and realized that the ailerons were incorrectly rigged, and were still able to fly the aircraft back to the runway. You're all too clever for me, although I like to think that the G-FOOL registration and the upside-down Union Flag were a bit of a give away.

The corrected Aircraft Folder is now up on the site, with an improved cfg and skin to follow.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7SYDaBD0mA8&feature=user

Durchstarten
04-01-2008, 05:34 AM
Well done to all the players who got airborne and realized that the ailerons were incorrectly rigged, and were still able to fly the aircraft back to the runway. You're all too clever for me, although I like to think that the G-FOOL registration and the upside-down Union Flag were a bit of a give away.

The corrected Aircraft Folder is now up on the site, with an improved cfg and skin to follow.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7SYDaBD0mA8&feature=user

Feathered_IV
04-01-2008, 07:48 AM
What a lovely voice that lass has http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

tom19073
04-03-2008, 05:11 AM
There was a British four-engine prototype airliner that crashed because the ailerons were improperly rigged. The crew was killed on takeoff. This happened around 45 or a little later and I can't remember the name of the plane.

Taylortony
04-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Yes tom19037 and it unfortunately lead to the loss of that great aero engineer Roy Chadwick, the designer of the lancaster..
for more and i quote the site

Roy Chadwick's brilliant mind was now focused on jet flight, and the Air Ministry despatched Specification B35/46, for a long-range bomber capable of carrying an atomic weapon. Roy Chadwick's thinking progressed to a Delta shape, and an Airliner based on the same shape, upon which, Avros subsequently produced a Brochure, and called it the Avro Atlantic. It foreshadowed "Concord" Roy Chadwick sketched this in the winter of 1946/47. On the left, is a photograph of the original model built as part of the specifications taken to the Air Miinistry by Roy Chadwick in May 1947, 3 months before he was killed on a test flight, for a delta wing bomber which subsequently became the Avro VULCAN. This aeroplane, had a brilliant career as Britain's Front line bomber, and it is beloved for its wonderful lines and extraordinary performance. But, sadly Roy Chadwick did not live to see the Avro Shackleton or the Avro Vulcan, fly. On Saturday, August 23rd, he went to Woodford to take part, on a Test flight of The Avro Tudor 11. Overnight there had been a service to the ailerons; and an undetected error in reassembling the chains over the control column, resulted in the machine 's port wing dropping toward the ground, just after take off; when Avro Test Pilot, Bill Thorn, turned to Starboard. The engines were cut, and the machine raced across a field beside the aerodrome. All would have been well, but there was a dewpond in the field; surrounded by trees. The Tudor ploughed into the trees; the nose broke off. The two pilots were, most sadly, drowned; and Roy Chadwick, who had been standing in the cockpit, behind the pilots, was flung out 60 yards, and died of a fractured skull. All the newspapers headlined the tragedy, and one editorial said that Roy Chadwick had died like any Soldier, Sailor or Airman, in the service of his country.

http://homepages.manx.net/mdove/