People who have been reading CA for a while, and have memory retention at least as good as a gnat, know about both of Marc's mishaps.
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It was good to know that he could control the aircraft with part of a winglet missing. The Oshkosh rebuild is a really great tale. Good people involved.
As for the incident with the Piper, all I'll say is:
ADS-B! ADS-B!! ADS-B!!!
You'll make your own luck.
On 7/21/2019 8:53 PM, Bob Holliston firstname.lastname@example.org [canard-aviators] wrote:
On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 4:02 PM 'Marcus Borom' email@example.com
I lost the upper third of the winglet and the rudder was ripped off
(see attached picutres). I kept a cool head and was able to control
the plane fairly easily using only the ailerons. If the Piper had
been 18 inches lower, I would have lost my head compoletely.. ____
After having totally rebuilt this plane in only five days at Oshkosh
in 1988, it was a bit ridiculous how long it took to get this repair
done. I was a little bummed out.____
*Sent:* Friday, June 28, 2019 11:25 AM
*Subject:* Re: [c-a] Coupling Radio antennae____
Marc, how much of the winglet was taken off and how difficult was it
to control the plane. If this story was put out on the forum, I
somehow missed it. Glad things turned out ok for you.____
On Friday, June 28, 2019, 1:18:35 PM EDT, 'Marcus Borom'
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: ____
Since I had my mid-air, in which I lost my left winglet and
associated radio antenna, I want to avoid the possible loss of radio
contact, if this ever (very unlikely) happens again. It was
fortunate that my radio was connected through my right winglet, so I
maintained radio contact with the tower.____
I have now rebuilt my left winglet and associated radio antenna. It
works. Is it possible to connect both antennae to the radio through
a splitter (or combiner??) so that, if one antenna goes bad, or is
knocked off by an errant airplane, radio contact is maintained?____
Anxious to know.____
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