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Old Feb 06, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by FIXXIN2FLY View Post
stopping and self correcting was not terribly uncommon in the slimey glow days. It is quite humorous when you see it in person.

If only you could do it both directions while in flight....you would have the only variable pitch gas system EVER!!!!
But if it did it in flight when you didn't want it to....Hooo boy...Turbo Raven crash... At the beginning of the video the TV station says it was an engine failure, but it was not, Wayne would go to reverse pitch for the down leg of this maneuver, but on this flight, when he tried to go back to positive pitch, it did not do so...So, he pancaked the plane. Wayne did survive the crash, but is something like 1.5" shorter now do to all the spinal crushing...

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