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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:00 pm 
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Anybody ever drive a Porter before?

This is just.... :shock:

http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_ ... -4677.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:50 pm 
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What was that gauge on the glare shield? AOA?

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XS,

Its a SkyDiver's altimeter. They usually wear it on their wrist. Don't really know why he has it installed there...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:58 am 
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THEICEMAN,

You and I have a different definition of....... :shock:

In my book, your video was :roll: at best.

Here is how you really drop divers from a PC6....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7fJWlrxIAk

Before I get my head chewed, I am not saying this is a safe method of doing this, simply saying this is :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:20 am 
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I wouldn't know if that is safe or not ... but he seems to know exactly what he is doing. Great vid.


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Thanks for that info on the gauge, Fouga.

I can't see that there's anything wrong with the descent in the Porter, just to close to the droppers for my liking.

Don't know why they're smiling with those tiddly little parachutes! :lol:



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fougapilot wrote:
THEICEMAN,

You and I have a different definition of....... :shock:

In my book, your video was :roll: at best.

Here is how you really drop divers from a PC6....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7fJWlrxIAk

Before I get my head chewed, I am not saying this is a safe method of doing this, simply saying this is :shock:

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First time i've ever seen a PC-6 drop that fast actually....your video was crazy too.
I gotta get one those one day!


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So, do they routinely spin the jumper-dumper in order to get down faster?

Or is that some kind of beta descent?


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To the best of my knowledge, the PC6 is capable of Beta in flight. This "method" of descent is fairly common in the SkyDiving world. The first time I saw this "method" was in the late 80s. Actually saw this once from up close - not as close at in the vid... - but still very impressive to see the airplane fly underneath you when in free fall.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9PxJU3eIcA

Fouga! Check this one out from the same you tube page... now that's some serious :shock: factor in my books.



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