Speaking on landings...

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  1. hcook

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    Here's one I wouldn't want to have experienced, although an ugly landing is (normally) better than a crash.

    Scary landing video

    ;P
     
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    Was there something wrong with that landing??????? ;f

    Actually I was going to the out islands in Tahiti using the local commercial jet service and every landing they did involved rocking the wings 30 to 40 degrees about 20 feet above the runway. I was thinking we were going to die until I saw the locals calmly sitting in their chairs as if everything was normal. Apparently it was...as the next 2 landings were identical.
     

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    That video has shown up on other websites and there has been discussion that it was not an airliner, but a radio-controlled model. A large jet wouldn't porpoise like that, and some of the proportions seemed a little off.
     
  4. hcook

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    Just noticed that I mistyped the title of the thread... should have been "Speaking of landings..." ;Q

    Regarding whether it's a RC, check out the smoke coming from the tires upon touchdown. I'm not a pilot or an expert by any stretch, but I've never seen a RC's tires do that.
     
  5. Wulfenite

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    I think somthings fishy too. I dont think the nose of a real 737 could bounce up and down like that; too much mass. I just cant imagine what forces would be necessary to accelerate and decelerate the nose of the craft that quickly.
     
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    Looks more like an A319 than a 737 to me.

    Mike
     
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    Whatever, I dont think an A319 could bounce like that either.
     
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    I'm going with fake on that one cause:

    Never seen that airline before
    No way that nose could bounce like that
    The whole plane just seems a bit off, and I am around them 40 hours a week.
     
  10. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    It also doesn't look like the main struts compress at all. I also think a nose impact that violent would probably collapse the nose gear. (esp. on a Scairbus)
     
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    Tower: Leaving the impact area, contact ground 121.9.
     
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    I say R/C plane too. The smoke under the wheels on impact has me a little curious though.
     
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    That video looks like it is made with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
     
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    couldn't get the video to play, ggggrrrr.....But you know what
    they say "Any landing that you walk away from is a good landing"
     
  15. DaYC-Ent

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    i thought it was just sped up, but looking closely at it, the nose strut does compress. NOT MUCH, but it still compresses. besides that, we don't know the whole story. just the few seconds of that particular landing. maybe it was a test for a new landing gear, or a trainee pilot. either way, real or not, it's still pretty funny to watch. reminds me of videos of that airport in Hong Kong.
     
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    True, it does look like it has been sped up. The smoke comming off the wheels comes up faster then normal smoke would.
     
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    Was that a landing or were they shot down?
     
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    A few other possibilities:

    Could be a stunt flight for a movie or TV show.

    Could be an aircraft coming in with control system problems.

    Could be a test of a new system for control or autoland.

    The smoke from the wheels makes a RC model an unlikely possibility. The video is clearly professionally or semi-professionally done (sped up, sound added etc), so my bet would be for a stunt.
     
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    According to my brother, who is a professional CG guy, it's CG. Real background, but the plane is Lightwave.

    J.
     
  20. DaYC-Ent

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    my question is why were these guys filming this landing in the first place? would that be a great spot to sit and watch all of the crazy landings that happen on a regular basis? is a friend coming in on that plane? personal video camera footage of some kind of test? or as others said, maybe a practice run for a stun, or a stunt itself? the possibilities are endless, but i'm truly amazed that c150j's brother thinks it's CG. i would like to hear him comment on this. no offense to c150j, but that's not CG and your brother must not be that much of a professional if he thinks it is.