What the Heck Wednesday - Trojan Tragedy

This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a tragic Trojan crash.


What the Heck Happened?

This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a tragic Trojan crash. The video description says it was a re-maiden of the plane so it had likely already been crashed or damaged in some way before this flight. The footage starts around 2:41 in the video if you want to skip ahead. Before we get into the crash, what's up with that nose gear???

When it finally takes off it looks like something is just not right either with the elevator or the CG. It pitches wildly and then finally noses straight in. My favorite line from the camera man after it hits is "oh I think it's landed now" LOL so funny. So what the heck actually happened on this flight?

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Dec 09, 2020, 10:49 AM
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this happened
Dec 09, 2020, 11:03 AM
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CG issue and no expo
Dec 09, 2020, 11:36 AM
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I didn't see much if any down throw in the elevator. And the CG was probably too far aft.
Dec 09, 2020, 11:55 AM
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Took off with insufficient airspeed, overcontrolled response. Could have had a CG issue or may have just been severely out of trim.
Dec 09, 2020, 12:56 PM
Fly 'm if you got 'm
MrEFlyer's Avatar
Gravity is different in New Zealand this time of the year.
Dec 09, 2020, 01:54 PM
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I agree C/G seems to be way off.
Dec 09, 2020, 10:39 PM
Pro Bro #1963
That's ole Bruce-known as Xjet behind the camera. His friend Ron is always crashing something lol!!!
Dec 09, 2020, 10:58 PM
Modeling Retread
X-jet is “that guy!” at the field. We all have one, your friend who’d do anything for you but just says stuff.
Dec 10, 2020, 02:17 AM
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Too old daddy’s, that don’t know how to fly.
Dec 10, 2020, 07:10 AM
Flying a Falcon or a 3D model.
fauconnier's Avatar
2 drunk men ?
Dec 10, 2020, 08:11 AM
Boogie_'s Avatar
That plane was doomed when that nose gear was added.
Dec 10, 2020, 08:54 AM
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Looked like a circus act. One guy that doesn't act sure of himself messing with another guys radio doesn't look good.
Dec 10, 2020, 09:39 AM
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cudaboy_71's Avatar
"Lets just add in some expo there for you"

>adds in negative expo

"There ya go mate"
Dec 10, 2020, 02:00 PM
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Natural dead .... no more words

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