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 parachute wouldn't 
fit in my cockpit.  I do know of one guy who used a parachute to save his life, 
not to fire though. He told me the story himself.
P.S. I got a gopro camera today.  All you with videos made me want one. 
Be safe. 
Joe Nunley Baker Florida 



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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:

> 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
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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
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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, 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.

Sid Wood
Tri-gear KR-2 N6242
Mechanicsville, MD, USA





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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 electrical but what had the 
outcome been if there was a 16 gallon 
"fiberglass" tank behind the panel.  And in the 
case of a roll over / crash where airframes break 
in to pieces I don't want a fuel tank in close 
proximity or100LL soaking my cloths.  Seems like 
a very sudden and intense fire to injure the 
pilot as it did.  I hope they can figure out what 
happened and if they do, Sid, keep us posted.


In flight fires may be seldom survived but I hope 
to have improved my chances in a crash.  We each have our own comfort level.


Larry Flesner 



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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. She pulled the pin 
before I stopped her. 

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 6:01 PM, Larry Flesner via KRnet 
 wrote:
 

 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 and put all 
fuel in the outboard wing tanks.

I wish your friend a speedy recovery.

Larry Flesner 


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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 and put all 
fuel in the outboard wing tanks.


I wish your friend a speedy recovery.

Larry Flesner 



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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,  
krnet@list.krnet.org writes:

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 set it back down on the same runway and jumped out of the  Tri-Pacer 
while 
it was still rolling on the runway going about 30 miles  per hour.  He hit 
the pavement on his feet, but slammed into the  pavement face down.  He 
sustained a broken nose, broken bone on an  eye socket, throat and lung 
damage from inhaling smoke and flames, 1st and  2nd degree burns on his 
face 
and scalp. Appears he will recover from those  injuries; long term damage 
is 
unknown.  The Tri-pacer coasted to a  stop in the grass next to the runway 
fully engulfed in flames.  About  2 acres of dry grass also burned before 
the 
fire department put it  out.  The white stuff is foam from putting out the 
fire.  I  don't know any further info as to the cause.
Looks like the air-to-air  photo shoot will need to wait a bit  longer.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/expercraft/sidwood/1034235596588e630d62b66.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/expercraft/sidwood/192404515588e630d67b24.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/expercraft/sidwood/1088693266588e630d6a84c.jpg

Sid  Wood
Tri-gear KR-2 N6242
Mechanicsville, MD,  USA





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