Kudos to this Russian pilot getting this bird down.

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  1. Torch

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    :shock: It's so bad, it almost looks exaggerated! That is a prime example of a dutch roll.
     
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    Thanks for posting this, Torch. The camera wobbles were a little hard at times but amazing that they captured this. How the pilot maintained control with such exaggerated roll and yaw...

    and thank to Mr VanGilder for teaching me a new aviation term today: "Dutch Roll" (I pulled this definition from aviationglossary.com)
    Always a good day when you learn something new.
    Derek
     
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    That pilot had his hands full and did a exceptional job of keeping it under control. My hat is off the crew of this craft.
     
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    I would have painted that cockpit with my lunch. I would never have suspected he could pull off a controlled landing after seeing that.
     
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    Damn, that was almost unreal! The pilot did a great job putting that down safely.
     
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    Scary stuff.
     
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    I actually learned about Dutch roll while researching the B-25 for a presentation. It was a problem on the original prototypes of the B-25 under the wing dihedral was added. Seeing this video gives a great representation of what a dutch roll looks like in a very extreme way. That was one good pilot to get that down in one piece.
     
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    Pretty wild! I'd guess he had one or more control control surfaces rigging come apart on him.
     
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    Thans for sharing this..
     
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    This looks like yaw dumpers were x-wired on the ground (so they -augment- instead damp oscillations). I've read it happened on some older Tu.

    In that case its power supply was switched at higher speed and altitude-aircraft soon disintegrated of g-forces and aerodynamical loads.
     
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    WOW! I actually thought the pilot was drunk - great flying!
     
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