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  1. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    Jan 5, 2002
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    You hope the friction locks are engaged! More than a few helicopters have flown off on their own in that scenario...
     
  2. 500drvr

    500drvr Karting
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    Friction locks on the controls. The collective on a 500 requires high force so with friction on its safe to not be at the controls for a brief time.

     
  3. 500drvr

    500drvr Karting
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    Maybe on some makes... unheard of on a 500.

     
  4. Bob Parks

    Bob Parks F1 Veteran
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    Nov 29, 2003
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    On the airplanes that I flew, the wings were luckily glued in place.
     
  5. 71Satisfaction

    71Satisfaction Formula Junior

    Jul 15, 2012
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    Offering up the vintage Ercoupe I flew for some 10 years. A 415C model, built in 1946, s/n 2027, 1400TT with a C75, no rudder pedals. It was a tremendous amount of fun and took us on vacations in and out of grass airfields all over the northeast. Met some incredible people, most memorable was a ride with Rudi Opitz when we dropped into Candlelight, when he was flying with an outfit I think was called Nutmeg Soaring Club. I traded time in it with a neighboring pilot who owned a C-206UG, so that was worth it. It moved with us from CT to MA to NY.. but once we started our family, time dried up. Sold it to return to my passion for classic cars..
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