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Garry Morgan

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#23
Yes I am moving out of this country ASAP. The business will keep going as I will be handing it over to someone, as about 100 aircraft need to be supported. I will be flying gliders in the southern alps and chasing the mountain waves. It has just got to silly in this country.
 

Garry Morgan

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#27
Looks a very pretty aeroplane Gary. Do you (or Aeroworks) have intentions to market it as a kit for homebuilding? Is it intended to routinely derig for transport/storage?
I will be handing over the business to someone who may kit the Cheyenne, The wings on the Cheyenne are in 4 pieces and the outer pannles are removered in 8 min each day to get it into the hangar. this is done on my own ,I have a wing sadle in the middle of the wing, when the two bolts are removered the wing comes off and turns vertical and wheeled in the hangar.
 

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#31
Is it definite that it was the Morgan Cheyenne? - it certainly looks like it, but further comment should not be made until there is positive identification.
 

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#32
Paint job looks the same but that could be a coincidence.


Having said that surviving a wing fold is amazing. (Was trying to think of something else to say but amazing just about covers it)
 

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#38
Steep mountainside or not that is still an unbelievable outcome.

It is hard to see too much detail in the pictures but I can’t really see a long impact area down the hillside which you would think would be needed to slow the fall slowly enough.
 

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Steep mountainside or not that is still an unbelievable outcome.

It is hard to see too much detail in the pictures but I can’t really see a long impact area down the hillside which you would think would be needed to slow the fall slowly enough.
I get the impression it may have come down like a sycamore seed, the mountain slope just adding that little extra deceleration to not be a sudden stop.
Have to wait till we hear from Gary.
 

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#40
Well that is a fairly harsh "I told you so" nobody. I don't mean any criticism to you nobody but it does come across a tad harsh.
Well it was a fair 'one on one' and nobody won. Well somebody won, but it was nobody, i mean, arrrh, forget it. Glad we can rib people about it as the Pax walked away.

It's a good result for Morgan as this avoids it happening in tragic circumstances and clearly shows where he has to re-engineer, and give his engineer a mouthful while he's at it. All this is moot if he actually clipped the wing along the side of the mountain of course.