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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by airmotive, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    In the spirit of great GT threads, such as "airplane on a treadmill" and "freezing to death in space"...I present the following:

    Now, I'm not really asking the question, since I already know the answer. I'm the photographer (and that's Mrs. Airmotive in the back of the raft). And I'm sure there are a handful of GTers out there who have done/seen a raft dive...so please excuse yourself from answering.
    Have a look at the following photo:

    [​IMG]

    A few bits of knowledge.
    The raft is not strong enough to support the 3 ladies inside. That is to say...if the raft was on the ground and the raft was picked up with the girls inside, the bottom would tear out of the raft. That's not a comment on the weight of the girls, but rather on the nature of $20 rubber rafts.

    The terminal velocity of the raft is 115 MPH slower than the people around it. In other words, if the raft were empty, it would rocket upward at 115 MPH (relative to the people in freefall). So at no time can the raft be empty. (Except at pull time...when everyone has to be out of the boat...which presents another problem altogether).

    The airplane used to launch the raft is a CASA 212.
    In fact, it was this very CASA 212:
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    So the question is....how do you launch a raft out of a CASA 212 with three supple young females aboard, without damaging the raft, airplane or the above-mentioned supple young females?
     
  2. thanospro

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    <----jumped out of an airplane once...not in a raft.
    Push em out the back?
     

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    My guess based on me jumping just 3 times (not in a raft either) all held onto the raft at exit and got into it during free fall??
     
  4. cgjane

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    Fill the raft with water and hope it doesn't fall on someone down there.

    Or fill the raft with gasoline, strap a c4 timed to explode via an altimeter, once it reaches a certain altitude it trips the detonator!

    The girls and the raft are both being pulled by gravity AT THE SAME SPEED, so no tearing on the raft as it falls while the girls "sit"
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    All loaded on the plane and shoved out the back ramp.

    Glad to know they're supple, BTW; but is Mrs. airmotive aware that you're aware that the other two occupants are supple? Or was that just a guess?
     
  6. airmotive

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    ahhh...but there's the problem. Put 350 pounds of meat in that rubber raft and you can't drag it along the no-skid floor/ramp of the aircraft.


    (an unrelated lesson we learned on our first attempt at doing this: Don't fully inflate the raft on the ground. If you do, it will explode at around 8,000 feet, scaring the bejesus out of everyone onboard and REALLY pissing of the pilot! (who though he just had an uncontained failure of an engine)
     
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    Go out the back door of the plane with one person in the raft laying on their stomach and one on either side to stabilize it. others go out the door afterward and marry up with the raft.
     
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    Now that I look at your photo some more, you have 6 people around the raft.

    That would mean 2 guys, one on either side of each girl. The girls sit in the raft and hang on to it tight. The guys lift the girls, not the raft. Then you all run and jump out the back of the plane.
     
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    Do a reduced G or 0G pushover in the plane to lighten or float the raft and then slide/push it out the back?
     
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    3 occupants of raft stand abreast on the rear ramp with the raft standing between them and the wild blue yonder. All 3 hold on to the raft. On exit, all 3 fall forward out of the plane and the 2 outsides basically roll into the raft.
     
  11. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    Dood, you said "abreast" in a thread with supple wimmins. :rofl:
     
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    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    All I know is how Indiana Jones did it.
     
  13. airmotive

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    Well...my workday is about over so here's the answer:

    Ever hear of the 'vomit comet'? Same idea.

    Raft on tailgate with three supple young women inside. Three guys on each side for stability (and cameraman (me) outside the plane hanging onto the tail)

    Pilot pushes the nose over and goes zero-G....as everyone begins to float, he firewalls the engines and he flies away out from under us. Everyone (and everything) not strapped down in the back of the plane flies out the back. It all happens in less than a second.

    Not mine...but a good video - complete with the supple women:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jSm0AdZVEI&feature=related

    Note they almost blow the flip at the end. That would have been very, very bad. Everyone has to work together to flip the raft at the end. You can't deploy your parachute in the raft (it will get cought in the raft's burble and just fall in your lap). And the raft is almost impossible to climb out of...as the raft deflates during decent, it wants to wrap around the people inside like a venus flytrap. Great fun!!
     
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    Yeah, but I said nothing about any touchie-feelie stuff!:supergrin:
     
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    THIS.

    otherwise :dunno:
     
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    When you watch the video link, keep an eye on the chick in the front of the raft. :wow::rofl:
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    Breasticles.
     
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    :rofl::rofl: I love this word:supergrin:

    :wavey:
     
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    I thought it would be something simple, like blowing up the raft one puff at a time during freefall.
     
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    I bet he had an uncontained failure of his underware.