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  1. gumbyk

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    #1 gumbyk, Jun 3, 2010
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    Oops is right!
     
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    Yep, read that in the paper. Major screw up.
     
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    Ouch. Not good.
     
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    Someone should have give this more thought.... but don't blame the crew of the Osprey !

    Charles
     
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    The ACLU will probably sue the manufacturers of the rotors for developing too much down draft and want them changed to be a kinder, more gentle device so it doesn't upset the mating rituals of dung beetles and marigolds.
     
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    I have to agree with CCheese....its a great idea, and something that 99% of the population will probably never get to see, an Osprey in action. Someone should've thought about a test-flight in, to ensure that all the loose vegetation was pre-blown out of the area. Those are some rather large rotors, after all.

    Although, Thor brings up a valid point about mating rituals, too...its not often that you get to see a dung-beetle mating with a marigold.
     
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    That's a ..er..BIG OOPs! Lucky it wasn't worse....
     
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    Not good but surely someone should of given it some more thought. Lucky it wasn't worse though.
     
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    While I'll agree that there was a little over-sight in the overall plan, I call BS on some of the whining by "concerned citizens" and thier comments related to that artical...
     
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    Never underestimate the stupidity and paranoia of people in large packs. Especially when the cameras start rolling. Most of those folks have probably gotten hit worse by branches when trimming their shrubs. My guess is that the stuff that was blowing around a fair distance away from the landing site was nothing more than twigs. I wasn't there, so its just a guess, but the heavier stuff would've fallen closer to the Osprey, and I can't imagine security allowing civilians to stand directly under the rotors.

    Musta been a slow news day, or a reporter who got booted out of the training program and still holds a grudge.
     
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