Huntley storm Tues eve

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    • #4628
      Dennis BurkeDennis Burke

        Reports that Huntley had high winds and damage on Tues eve.   Anyone know if SSI outside equipment was OK?

      • #4629

          No storm damage at SSI

          • #4631
            John DeRosaJohn DeRosa

              I went to the field on Wednesday afternoon around noon.  I found one 2-33 with a wing tip on the ground.  One wing’s strap’s hook had slipped out of the earth anchor. 
              This probably was cause by one of the straps either not being tightened enough, or the strap locking gizmo had slipped, as the wind gusts rocked the ship.  I suggest that we should invest in more positive attachment anchor straps that if the strap loosens they will still remain attached at both the ground anchor and the wing tie down ring.  See some suggested straps shown below.   Cheap insurance.

              The correct use of the fuselage saw horse was CRITICAL here.  We lost a 2-33 (“Rainbow”) 10 years ago when we had stopped using the saw horses for some reason.  With the tail on the group instead of elevated, a 2-33’s wings are at a very high angle of attack.  A major wind gust created enough lift that the wing’s earth anchors were pulled straight up out of the ground, flipping the ship onto its back.  Total loss.  A very sad day.   Otherwise, everything looked fine.  



              Big Screw EZ Tie-Down System

               John H DeRosa
              West Dundee, Illinois, USA
     “Anyone who hasnever made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

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              • #4633
                Art SilvermanArt Silverman

                  Thanks for checking!Art

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            • #4632
              Richard BellRichard Bell

                Hey John,

                Doesn’t Greg Palmer have those as part of his anchor kit?

                • #4635
                  Dennis BurkeDennis Burke

                    All 3 ideas seem great! Corkscrew stake has its engineering advantage.
                    Anything to save the exposed aircraft

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