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Offline Hollis

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Flying with only one wing
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:28:00 PM »
A startling picture. But with an ending that's hard to believe. The guy actually made a perfectly normal landing with this!



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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 02:37:05 PM »
Here is the youtube video of it. My Careers in Aviation professor showed us the video in class yesterday.

Some think it is fake, some think it is real. Either way it is pretty amazing!


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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 04:06:40 PM »

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 09:11:25 AM »
A guy at work called me and asked me to come down to his office immediately. He was really wound up about something. Once I got down there, he showed me this video. I was immediately suspicious as the video kept going in and out of focus. The airplane looked and behaved as an R/C plane would, too.

My buddy couldn't believe I thought it was fake. I told him that airplanes with one wing go only one direction: DOWN

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 01:40:35 PM »

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 02:37:17 PM »
If you think about it aerodynamically it is impossible unless the aircraft is extremely over powered and have a fuselage producing an ungodly amount of lift.

1) Its spinning the wrong direction! If you watch the direction the aircraft is spinning it contradicts basic aerodynamic theory. How is a wing that no longer exists producing lift while the one that is still attached is stalled?

2) In order to produce the same amount of lift while missing a wing his approach speed would have to be more than doubled. If you watch his landing roll is VERY short. Also in order to maintain level flight he would have to have a severe amount of rudder deflection it appears there is none (:47).

3) If a wing is ripped off in flight not only would the metal look torn and jaggered but there would be stuff coming out of the wing i.e. fuel, control cables, light wiring etc(:53). It looks like they just took off a wing the way it was designed to be taken off.

However it has been done before.


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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 09:54:14 AM »
Good CGI - except for the unrealistic bounce on landing - but the voice acting is absolutely awful.

If this were real it'd be running on a loop on CNN 24/7.  ;)


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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008, 01:38:39 PM »
F15 landed with one wing.
True story.


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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2008, 08:03:08 PM »
I must be smarter than most people. How could anyone think this is real?
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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 01:42:06 AM »
Extremely fake.

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 03:16:59 PM »
Wow, that video travels fast, i got it from 3 or 4 people last week.
   Its as fake as the day is long though.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 03:19:34 PM by dan9125 »

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 07:10:11 PM »
It's half real, half fake. Just look at the wings before and after...after it has a logo.

Offline Hollis

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 07:28:16 PM »
Actually it's all real. The flying part is an RC model. The taxi and park bit is a real aircraft. Someone stitched the two seperate videos together as a joke.

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 07:51:36 AM »
Here's a downloadable clip for you to take and put on your fridge     :?
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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 11:46:52 PM »
F15 landed with one wing.
True story.



That is incredible!! I'm guessing there was just enough Newtonian lift to compensate.

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Offline Tim Heiser

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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2008, 12:17:23 AM »
Here is a video of it being debunked.



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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2008, 01:59:59 AM »
Here's how to test for fakeness .... if you haven't already figured it out :)


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Re: Flying with only one wing
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2008, 07:30:32 AM »
Here's how to test for fakeness .... if you haven't already figured it out :)



We need a test? Did anyone really think this was real?
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