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AAFO_WSagar
09-14-2004, 12:38 PM
This just in from Bill Pearce on the field at Reno Stead. At approx 11:43 hrs, Jon Sharp experienced a left main gear collapse and subsequent off runway excursion.

No word on condition of aircraft but Jon appears to be unhurt.

Details to follow...

Victor Archer
09-14-2004, 12:58 PM
Sad news :(

I'm glad to here John is ok.

glider90
09-14-2004, 01:41 PM
Bummer, but glad he is OK. I got a call just a few minutes ago as well. I guess he was timed by spectators at around a 1:10 lap on the sport course, which about 326.
~Jim

Peashooter
09-14-2004, 01:53 PM
The biggest concern would be a prop strike and a bent crank. Although, they have Lycoming in their corner and an engine change shouldn't be too hard. Is there a spare prop? The airframe should only have cosmetic scrapes, assuming no rocks or runway lights were involved.... :1zhelp:

King
09-14-2004, 02:00 PM
The biggest concern would be a prop strike and a bent crank. Although, they have Lycoming in their corner and an engine change shouldn't be too hard. Is there a spare prop? The airframe should only have cosmetic scrapes, assuming no rocks or runway lights were involved.... :1zhelp:

Except that he had a single main gear collapse. That could cause considerable damage to that wing if it came down hard.

speeddemon
09-14-2004, 02:01 PM
The biggest concern would be a prop strike and a bent crank. Although, they have Lycoming in their corner and an engine change shouldn't be too hard. Is there a spare prop? The airframe should only have cosmetic scrapes, assuming no rocks or runway lights were involved.... :1zhelp:

I would think that the real issue would be the integrity of the wing. Sometimes you can't see the damage to composite material 'inside'. Depending on how hard the wing was pranged, it might take more than just slapping some glass over the top and make it look good 'cosmetically'.

Just my .02 (having done a lot of work with composites)

Unregistered
09-14-2004, 05:04 PM
Are the wings bonded solid to the fuse, or might John have another wing the can "throw" on her?

Unregistered
09-14-2004, 05:48 PM
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Unregistered
09-15-2004, 09:52 AM
Are the wings bonded solid to the fuse, or might John have another wing the can "throw" on her?
The wing is not removable as it's bonded.

Unregistered
09-15-2004, 08:09 PM
Does anyone know if the team is making repairs and is therefore going to try and make the race by friday?

Unregistered
09-15-2004, 09:42 PM
There was talk today that they were trying to repair NXT.....but, only to get it home...not to race.

AAFO_WSagar
09-15-2004, 09:48 PM
Does anyone know if the team is making repairs and is therefore going to try and make the race by friday?Unregg... that's really quite a good question actually... I made the assumption that since they abandoned their pit, that they were done.. they may, in fact, have gone somewhere, where the tools necessary to make the repairs are located... Though I doubt it, it is a possibility. I put in a call to them today and not suprisingly, did not get a return call...

God I wish them luck and hope they could actually perform the miracle and get it back in the show!

Wayne

Kevin L
09-15-2004, 09:51 PM
I have seen another thread somewhere that they will not make repairs at Reno, just pack it up and get it home.

Mluvara
09-15-2004, 11:07 PM
By mid-day NXT was back in the sport class hangar with the prop being pulled off, and other work being done. They said a new motor and prop was going to be hung and they would make repairs so that they could get it home as soon as possible. Probably next week.

W J Pearce
09-16-2004, 09:57 AM
NXT has a new engine on her and is being ready for the flight home, which is a ways off. The team is working on the plane in the Sport Class hangar (Era).

Bill Pearce

AAFO_WSagar
09-16-2004, 10:00 AM
NXT has a new engine on her and is being ready for the flight home, which is a ways off. The team is working on the plane in the Sport Class hangar (Era).

Bill PearceNice work Billy! You gonna get a chance to talk with Jon or Trish for a minute?? If you get by there, give Trish a big hug for me!

Wayne

Stevo
09-17-2004, 06:31 PM
Here's one of the photo's I got of the wing tip. The cowling had a little damage as well but I couldn't get a shot of that, it was no where to been seen.

AAFO_WSagar
09-17-2004, 06:42 PM
Here's one of the photo's I got of the wing tip. The cowling had a little damage as well but I couldn't get a shot of that, it was no where to been seen.Werd I got from NXT folks was that the wingtip is a separate peice and can be replaced complete and separate from other repairs.... sounded good.

Wayne

Stevo
09-17-2004, 06:53 PM
I heard the same thing. In fact, I was listening in on an interview with Jon and Trish and heard mentioned that if they had REALLY wanted to they could have had it all back together and flying again for the races. BUT, they have decided to play things safe, patch the plane up and work it a little more for next year. Sounds like a good plan to me.