a heck of a buzz job...without wings

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  1. bobbysocks

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    Airframes Benevolens Magister

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    Jeez, that was ******* close !!!
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    F*ck me that was close! Wingsuit jumpers are certainly slightly on the wrong side of madness...
     
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    Heh...at that speed and altitude, all it would take would be one squirrel standing up....or a frog....
     
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    SON OF A....................a little wind in the wrong direction and............bad idea.:shock: :shock:
     
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    Ouch,that left a stain. The risk of taking it one step further.
     
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    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    anyone for a shave and a haircut?
     
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    Not sure exactly how much control those suits give but human reaction time is about .4 - .5 sec about 88ft/sec better be able to judge distance REAL GOOD
     
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    That's what happens when you push the envelope. Often you win, but sometimes you lose.
     
  11. bobbysocks

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    i dont think that some of the people understand the concepts and principals driving some of this stuff. they can do it so they do....and go along fat, dumb, and happy until ....well you know. a case in point, back int he early 80s we had a good friend who lost his medical certificate and decided to try the wonderful world of ultralight ac. it was pretty much in its infancy at that time. so he decided to to out to the factory to talk to the manufacturers. he found them out at the airstrip by the plant and watched as they took off at an impressive angle of attack. so he asked one of the engineers what the stall speed for the craft was. the guy just gave him a deer in the headlights look and asked what he meant by a stall!!! they knew they could build something that could fly....but none of them had the slightest notion about piloting an ac. and like you said thor...sometimes you lose. but with this kind of stuff there are few second chances.
     
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