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Author Topic: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy  (Read 12956 times)

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 12:20:13 AM »
Rocket motor nozzles



 

 

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2011, 03:21:38 AM »
HISTORY OF FLIGHT.
a. Overview. On 16 December 1991, Capt David R. Rue, an F-16 pilot
assigned to the 19th Fighter Squadron (FS), 363d Fighter Wing (FW) at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (S.C.), was scheduled to fly as the flight lead of a two-ship night intercept sortie (TABs K-1, K-4, K-7, V-3). The flight briefed, stepped, and started on time. The flight took off on time, performed an afterburner formation takeoff, and proceeded on course to a local military operating area (MOA). Shortly after leveling-off at 16,300 feet MSL and 328 KIAS, Capt Rue, the mishap pilot (MP), experienced an engine malfunction and declared an emergency. The MP began performing the critical action procedures (CAPs) for an engine airstart and started a descending right hand turn toward an emergency divert airfield. During the airstart sequence, the wingman advised the MP that he was on fire. HP ejected successfully at approximately 11,000 feet MSL. The aircraft impacted in an open field and was destroyed (TABs V-2, V-3).
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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2011, 10:36:42 AM »
Dunk,
is the message of the above post that this canopy did
a free fall from 11'000 feet, impacted on solid ground and still looks like this?
To be honest it's hard for me to believe it.
I have a real ACESII that was ejected, did a flight on the parachute and landed in Sand. It still has quite a few rivets that busted and the bottom frame is partly bent.
Don't get me wrong here, the canopy frame looks great especially
with the names written on it. It's a great artefact. But what are you going to do with it. Are you sure that the sun burn didn't get all the way down through the glass making it blind forever.
Surface scratches can be removed which Feathers proved impressively, but this one looks quite definite to me.

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2011, 01:09:35 PM »
I have a real ACESII that was ejected, did a flight on the parachute and landed in Sand.
The seats parachute is cut from the seat the moment the chute container fires. So the seat falls to the ground without a parachute...

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2011, 02:32:34 PM »
plus 9 outa 10 it drops on the left rear bucket-corner, for some reason

But great catch Dunk, are u gona make it functional on ur pit? that would be awesome man :thumbsup:
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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2011, 10:41:51 PM »
Again not mine.

As for the 11,000 foot fall, what you have just read is an excerpt froom a military investigation.
I am not able to explain why the canopy survived the fall in tact.
But it is that canopy from that crash.

« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 12:09:03 AM by Kneeling Warrior »
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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2011, 11:54:03 PM »
Dunc,

The canopy did not fall 11,000 ft unless it was over water (like Atlantic).  It fell from 11,000 ft msl to the altitude of the ground, which is x amount of feet aboce msl.  Still was probably a few thousand feet and is in very good shape for flying off a Viper going a couple of hundred miles an hour. 

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2011, 12:09:18 AM »
I just spoke with Col. Gregg Rice Ret. about this jet this morning by phone.
He had no idea that it had crashed and told me that it was a shame because it was a great bombing plane.
He told me that he would try to gather any info that he is able for me.

It might have fallen into water but how ever it fell it landed hinges down, both sides are bent inboard.

This canopy is infact from 89-2089 and that is all that I know for sure at this point.
I will do my best to contact the actual pilot at the time of mishap.

I have the entire 14 page review of the MisHap.

It happened in Mullins South Carolina (about 2.5 miles south south west) and that aera is not very high above sea level and not to many mountains.
I googled the map of that aera.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 01:45:19 AM by Kneeling Warrior »
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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 10:16:30 AM »
<speculative mode on>

I can imagine that a canopy will not fall like a bomb, but more like a leaf, turning over and over. This will significantly lower it's terminal velocity, and reduce the damage on impact. I'm not surprised that the perspex survived. You can practically turn it outside in and it will still return to its original shape. That the aluminum sill survived in pretty good shape is more of a surprise.

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2012, 12:24:24 PM »
Hey Dunk,  

Any Advance on the mold dimentions for the Framework?  May be you can do an Tomography on it... :yeah: :lolsign:

Take care

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2012, 10:42:29 PM »
Well the Canopy will be on it way to Hawaii tuesday at noon.
We will have a going away party Monday night and I am giving the canopy its own red solo cup.  :lolsign:

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a142/KneelingWarrior/?action=view&current=VID-20120512-00016.mp4

This canopy weighs 255 pounds
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 10:48:41 PM by Kneeling Warrior »
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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 04:26:18 AM »
No Framework measurements... :whistle:   :taz:

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2012, 09:13:48 AM »
It's possible that it survived from the 11.000ft fall.

It's doesn't weight too much compared to the apparent surface - the air friction must slow down it's chute.

The seat is way more compact and massive, it's impact velocity must be way higher !

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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2012, 02:58:36 PM »
There is no chute on a canopy.
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Re: Any thing that you need to know when building your Canopy
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2012, 03:54:40 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D

Of course !

Sorry that's a little english mistake. I meant "fall".

"Chute" is the word for "fall" in french  :harhar: