River run , Mt run and rolling

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  1. motoadve

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    Same river I fly over in my 182 quite often, flew it in the Nanchang at more than twice the speed, very fun, definitely more challenging and intense, at this speeds compared to the 182 speeds when I fly it there.

     
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    Thanks for the video. Good stuff
     
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    Pretending to be a PLAAF Cadet in 1968 :D
     
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    You and Jon on the Skaget, :). where was he?
     
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    He was working that day, flying the big jets.:)
     
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    Rough job, but some must do it. :)
     
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    Hey, it looks like your prop is turning the Wong way... :rofl:
     
  8. motoadve

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    Yes and the artificial horizon is upside down (no idea what is the logic behind that, but wont go into IMC with it)
     
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    I want to add this , so anyone planning this kind of flying know the risks.

    I have done this river run in my Cessna 182 many times, there are wires on this river , so one has to know where they are before doing this kind of flight.

    In the Cessna I do this river run at about 60kts, in the CJ6 was about 130kts, what a different experience, lots of fun.

    I usually do energy turns with the Cessna on this river but at 60kts you just go above the trees and make the turn, I tried the same with the CJ 6 and at 130kts it would take me way to high, so I opted to stay low and do some G turns instead.


    In the Cessna was doing this river one time (first time) always do it very slow 60kts 20 degrees of flaps, after a sharp left turn saw the powerlines, was too low and slow to climb, and below the trees so couldnt do a 180, so I put full flaps and slowed it down to 50kts so I could see better and be slower in case I hit.

    I decided to go under the powerlines,(no other option really) just before going under the powerlines I saw another wire under them, I ended up going between the powerlines and the other cable.

    Lesson learned, was very lucky , very stupid, I admit it.

    And the faster the plane the least things you will see and least amount of reaction time.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the reality of the kind of flying you do. I enjoy watching it for sure. Stay safe my online friend.
     
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    For those who don't know, the Skaget River has 3 major hydroelectric projects on it, and those high tension towers and lines run every where.
    Google " Seattle City Light"
     
  12. motoadve

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    Yes seen those too, and the more tricky ones are the single cables running across now and then, where the post is the same size of the trees and you never see it, just the cable.