The Horsa has landed

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by stolpi, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

  3. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I thought the way the Horsa was presented was excellent and being free to enter certainly drew in the crowds. Looking forward to seeing it again when it relocates to Overloon with the Dakota.



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  4. Aeronut

    Aeronut Junior Member

    I got to see the Horsa at Oosterbeek and managed to take a few photos of the details that grate with me.
    This is a shot of something I hadn't seen before, its the landing skid shock absorber on the replica. IMG_2031.JPG
    This is the same part as illustrated in the Air Publication
    Mk I skid detail.jpg
    And this is a rare survivor in store at Middle Wallop
    And before anyone says it, yes I know I'm being picky.

    I haven't been to Overloon since 1974 so I'll have to use the Horsa as an excuse for a return visit.
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  5. HighTow

    HighTow Junior Member

    Oh don't get me started. :whistle:

    I have so much respect for the guys that built it and know a few of them personally but there are so many glaring errors, especially in the cockpit that it's hard to ignore.

    I know that *some* issues were caused by 'elf and safety. For example the undercarriage jettison mounts had to be modified so that they legs couldn't become detached as it was a "risk". Doesn't matter than the original design physically prevents this from happening unless the aircraft is at least 15 feet off the ground and you've explicitly released the locks... Nope, can't have that said a man in a day-glo vest.

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