Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-30 Thread bjoenunley via KRnet
I don't worry a lot about fire, never have.  I do wear a fire retardant long sleeve shirt most of the time in the winter to keep me warm, but it probably won't do much good if it got real hot.  A fire extinguisher and a parachute is probably the best option for in flight fire response but a

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-30 Thread Raymond Fuenzalida via KRnet
Terrible as it is, he is the luckiest guy around. Kept his head straight. Better to recover from an injury than the alternative. And mine has a header tank. May have to rethink things. Ray_pilot New Orleans On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Kayak Chris via KRnet < krnet@list.krnet.org> wrote:

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-30 Thread Kayak Chris via KRnet
I never liked header tank in the KR and planned to leave it out. I also vote to get the fuel way out in the wings. And wear a chute. > reaffirms my decision to eliminate a header tank and put all fuel in the > outboard wing tanks. > > I wish your friend a speedy recovery. > > Larry Flesner > >

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Chris Kinnaman via KRnet
Glad the pilot survived & hope he recovers fully and quickly. That's really scary. Chris On 1/29/2017 3:21 PM, Sid Wood via KRnet wrote: Was planning for some air-to-air photos of N6242 this Spring. An EAA Chapter member said he could fly the photo ship using his Tri-Pacer. On January 28,

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
At 06:18 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote: Tripacer has fuel in wings. Â That was an electrical fire. 95% of in flight fires are not survivable whether fuel is in the header or wing. It may have been

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Randy Smith via KRnet
Tripacer has fuel in wings.  That was an electrical fire. 95% of in flight fires are not survivable whether fuel is in the header or wing. I carry a small hellion fire extinguisher up front. I had a DME smoke a couple of weeks ago and my wife had the fire extinguisher out before I realized it.

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
At 04:21 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote: Georgetown, DE, he had an in-flight fire seconds after leaving the runway. + That hits close to home having put 500 hours on the old TriPacer I had and reaffirms my decision to eliminate a header tank

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Tinyauto--- via KRnet
Well that is scary! Lucky he didn't get to pattern altitude and then break out in flames. Looks like the only thing salvageable would be the engine. Thank goodness the guy will survive! Kevin Golden Streak Shadow In a message dated 1/29/2017 4:21:37 P.M. Central Standard Time,

KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Sid Wood via KRnet
Was planning for some air-to-air photos of N6242 this Spring. An EAA Chapter member said he could fly the photo ship using his Tri-Pacer. On January 28, 2017, while attempting to return from a lunch fly-out at GED, Georgetown, DE, he had an in-flight fire seconds after leaving the runway. He