Dudley Henriques wrote:
I remember that handle well. I had a student with sweaty hands slip and let go of it from full down one day. It slammed up sounding like a gunshot had gone off in the cockpit. Cessna kept that Johnson Bar handle on into the early 150's. Simple but effective...
The glider club I flew at use/d a Husky Beagle, and that has a similar flap handle, I was stood at the launch-point watching Bill on short finals - full-flap - it may have been resting on the edge of the ratchet, as next thing I saw was the flaps clean-up with a bang, followed by a sudden drop, and a go-around. His backside must've been clenching the seat at the time.
Here she is;
- edit - That bird has a claim to fame, if any of you own the Jane's ATWA - the large blue bound version - flip through to the above aircraft type, I'm not at home, so forget which year edition it's in, but it's several.