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    Default Impossible Landing

    I was in the training area on my sim and collided with a target. By using very very gentle control input and turns I managed to land my Bristol F2B. Could that have happened in real life I ask you?

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    I don't know the answer to your question.
    However, looking at the picture, I wonder how much the ends of the wings would have flexed without the cross support. The left upper could fold down. The right lower could fold up. The latter I think would be more likely if I am guessing the forces correctly.
    Anyway, well done on such gentle control to make the landing without crashing.

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    I do not think that anyone will ever be able to answer your question, Gary. I cannot see anyone building a replica Bristol Fighter, damaging it like that, say lifting it into the air underneath a large helicopter and risking their life trying to land it, not to mention the insurance premium and safety regulations.

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    Were you inside or outside the cockpit when you landed?
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    A kiwi flyer - Keith "Grid" Caldwell of No. 74 (‘Tiger’) Squadron did just that!

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    Everything's possible, you just need to forget it is impossible.

    https://youtu.be/bxtYFZFFGPo

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    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Sometimes the flight simulators put the emphasis on the "artificial" part of their artificial intelligence routines.

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    Not enough guns on the Bristol... just saying

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    HHmmm...... If you could keep it in the air I guess you could land it.

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    there was an isreali that landed an f-15 after losing one wing. and i believe a japanese pilot did the same in an earlier fighter during the sino japanese conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    there was an isreali that landed an f-15 after losing one wing. and i believe a japanese pilot did the same in an earlier fighter during the sino japanese conflict.
    Youtube.com - F-15 Lands with One Wing!!
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59



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