Started by Janspeedcapri, August 21, 2008, 00:46:25 AM
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Quote from: IansSaphI think we take a lot for granted and take risks with out really considering the concequences or possible outcomes.
Quote from: bortafIt's still safer to fly than cross the road
Quote from: mouldytbagswe all die,just a matter of when and how.
Quote from: samolInteresting fact, from 39000 feet it takes approximately seventeen minutes for an airliner to fall all the way, time for you to make a few phone calls, ) And knowing this I still fly, it's the only way to get anywhere far away, fly to Aus 22 hrs, go by boat about three weeks, and longer. Ray
QuoteAh! but what you have to take into acount is that an aircraft has huge wind resistance, plus if you had a total failure, (wings fell of), the fusalage is still doing 500 + MPH, so you need to calculate a parabolic curve taking it,s foreward speed into account,(deminishing due to friction of the air), plus the velocity of a falling body, (32 feet per second, per second, ie 32' 1st second, 64' 2nd, 96' 3rd, and so on, to a terminal velocity of (i think) 120 mph. Now if you work all that out 17 min's is the answer from 39K feet. Ray
Quote from: bortafIf an aircraft had huge wind resistance it wouldn't fly!
Quote from: bortafIf an aircraft had huge wind resistance it wouldn't fly!your thinking of a parachute
Quote from: samolNo mate I am thinking of an aircraft, the wind resistance bit comes in when it , for whatever reason, dosen't/cant fly in a foreward direction, "ie" straight down.There are two recorded cases of large, "ie" 747type, aircraft taking between twelve and seventeen minutes to fall out of the sky. One was the Locaby disaster, 12 mins, and the other was one shot down, cant remember by who, that took 17 mins. So not my figures, but those recorded on the flight recorder. Morbid subject ain't it. Cheers Ray
Quote18:38 GMT – KAL 007 disappeared from the radar screen (approximately 12 minutes after the initial attack).. Soviet radar personnel stationed at Komsomolsk-na-Amura on the Siberian maritime reported KAL 007 disappearing from radar screen at 18:38 at 1,000 ft (300 m) altitude due to radar inability to track below that altitude. A free fall from 35,000 feet (11,000 m) would take a similar aircraft approximately 2 minutes
Quote from: popuptoasterI dont understand how someonecan trust a home built, unchecked car built on a budget with second hand parts and and unverifiable history at 70mph plus and yet be afraid of a plane that is looked after by an army of mechanics were they change things on an hours used basis rather than waiting for stuff to just fail?