Discussion in 'Morgan Aeroworks' started by Garry Morgan, Mar 22, 2015.
Garry, are you moving to NZ. I saw the post re selling a R912 as moving overseas.
Cheyenne on a test flight;
(only just uploaded this, youtube may still be stabilizing the image 13:49-13/05/16)
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.
Yes, we have an abysmal record at looking after our own aviation enterprises Nev
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?
If I was Jabiru, I would be thinking South Africa was a better country to do business. I wish I could change things here.
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.
Well done Morgans.
Be close to the cheapest glider in the world wouldn't it?
Just an update;
Miracle escape for pair after glider crash
The news article mentions catastrophic wing failure...
Question - How many here fly gliders too?
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.
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)
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.
I'd buy a lottery ticket on the strength of that miracle.. A couple of very lucky people. Nev
I am advised by a NZ mate that the glider is the Morgan Cheyenne. Not sure if it was Gary flying it. He has set up business in Blenheim.
Ouch...very lucky to survive that.....lucky it was a steep mountain side
Probably one of the only occasions a "steep mountain side" was good...... In aviation, most of the time it's the opposite....
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.
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.
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