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10-21-2009, 04:10 PM #1
Bear VS Plane
Apparently a bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field up in Alaska.
He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.
He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered.
Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.
Gutsy, to say the least...
10-21-2009, 04:19 PM #2
WOW ya I would NOT get in that plane for sureWho Is Jason A?
10-21-2009, 04:48 PM #3
What is the skin usually made of? It doesn't appear that there any structural damage so wouldn't it still fly well if he replicated the original material of the skin.KCAT
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10-21-2009, 04:54 PM #4
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10-21-2009, 05:00 PM #7
the bear apparentely didnt stick around to explain..... lol
10-21-2009, 05:08 PM #8
Its a 1958 Piper P-18A 150 w/ lycoming.. Theres a yellow one next to our hangar here. Its quite a ride! Cellophane and ducttape isnt much of an upgrade from the ceconite skin that was on it! But look at the right side horizontal stabilizer! Gratuitous use of stick on the way home Im sure!
But as a pilot, I just dont see how he got it home with that stabilizer that badly damaged.
10-21-2009, 05:08 PM #9
I am with Jason...not a chance I would board that thing.
10-21-2009, 05:38 PM #10
^ not a chance I would board it brand new. Im terrified of little planes.