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Old 03-01-2014, 20:32   #1
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1,000 foot dive suit

I would love to dive in this SUIT



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Old 03-01-2014, 21:07   #2
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Old 03-01-2014, 21:11   #3
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I'd like to know how deep a Glock 17 (with marine cups) can go and still work reliably.
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I'd like to know how deep a Glock 17 (with marine cups) can go and still work reliably.
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I'd like to know how deep a Glock 17 (with marine cups) can go and still work reliably.
Yeah, I'd like to see how far down it would go and still work. Anyone know how deep it's been tried so far?
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Yeah, I'd like to see how far down it would go and still work. Anyone know how deep it's been tried so far?
Since the gun is made from incompressable materials, I suspect the ammo's crush depth would be the limiting factor.
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Does this suit eliminate the need to go down and come up slow? I'm guessing so but I'm not a diver.
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Since the gun is made from incompressable materials, I suspect the ammo's crush depth would be the limiting factor.
What about the polymer frame? What would the pressure at 1000ft do to it? I think there would also be some internal parts that might suffer some degree of failure well before reaching 1000ft.
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We need mythbusters to cover this one, yall got me curious.
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Does this suit eliminate the need to go down and come up slow? I'm guessing so but I'm not a diver.
Yes. Basically, it's a little, articulated submarine. Since it doesn't flex, it doesn't compress, so the pressure inside remains the same as on the surface. So, no absorption of nitrogen and no decompression necessary.
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Does this suit eliminate the need to go down and come up slow? I'm guessing so but I'm not a diver.

More than likely it keeps a constant pressure inside the suit.


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What about the polymer frame? What would the pressure at 1000ft do to it? I think there would also be some internal parts that might suffer some degree of failure well before reaching 1000ft.
The plastic frame may have very small pockets of gas inside it, making it prone to slight compression at very, very deep depths, but the powder compartment of the cartridge has the big void, half filled with powder as it is. Either the brass would collapse, the primer would fail, or the bullet would set back long before the frame distorted enough to make a difference, IMO.
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I wonder how those articulated joints are able to be moved with human power when they are under hundreds of pounds of pressure? AND not leak... I am amazed when we as humans can make.
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Ball bearings. It's all ball bearings, nowadays.

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What about the polymer frame? What would the pressure at 1000ft do to it? I think there would also be some internal parts that might suffer some degree of failure well before reaching 1000ft.
The pressure would be equal on all sides. So no worries. If there was an air bubble in the plastic, it would be found.
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Very cool, but it would suck if something went wrong.
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Very cool, but it would suck if something went wrong.
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I would love to dive in this SUIT



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$1.3 million. Piece of cake. Lets get 2 suits. I'll go with ya!!

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$1.3 million. Piece of cake. Lets get 2 suits. I'll go with ya!!

Lets just borrow theirs. I'm sure they have 2, you never dive alone.

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Personally I think the weak point in just about any gun under water is water in the powder, I don't think you get a good tight seal where the bullet meets the case and so that would be suspect as would around the primer area, the air would be pressed out and replaced by water or the case would crush, after that it doesn't really matter.

I do not see any reason that a glock wouldn't fire effectively at 1000 ft deep if the ammunition could hold up, but the parts that make up ammo are very soft, brass, copper and lead, not a good combination at depth.

Another concern is the pressure caused by the powder going off at depth, think about it thats how we used to sink submarines, over pressuring the hulls with a depth charges, not sure I would want to be at that depth in that suit and give it a shot!
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