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cool method for cutting a canopy !!!

Old 11-13-2010, 08:54 AM
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Default cool method for cutting a canopy !!!

Hello friends:

I find this web site. See the thickness of the canopy crystal. WOW !!!

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=20396

5 hours into the cockpit.[sm=confused.gif]

Best Regards from Spain.

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Old 11-13-2010, 10:11 AM
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I remember this being posted some years ago.
Old 11-13-2010, 10:15 AM
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The panel lines on this thing look like a cardboard mock-up. I guess I should not sweat it on my models when the lines get a little crooked or very in size.

Old 11-13-2010, 10:18 AM
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"Posted Monday, April 24, 2006 "

Yeah your right Jascat
Old 11-13-2010, 10:20 AM
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HOW MUCH !!! $182,205 [X(]

Maybe they could pull a replacement from a soda bottle ?
Old 11-13-2010, 10:46 AM
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I wonder how the pilot felt being near the business end of the chainsaw. [X(]

... stuck for 5 hours too. [X(]
Old 11-13-2010, 11:13 AM
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Does anybody know why they cut him free, outside, suffering under the hot sun vs. cutting him out from indoors in the shade??

... I have the answer and the cash prize in this envelope right here.
Old 11-13-2010, 11:29 AM
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Can't understand why they did'nt just clear the area and pull the canopy jettison handle, unless the rocket motors are not man enough for it to clear the rest of the jet. Could have been an easier and quicker way of extraction.

Rob.
Old 11-13-2010, 12:32 PM
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Probably because replacing the canopy glass costs a lot less than replacing the glass, the pyros, the frame, and whatever else is attached to it as it goes boom.
Old 11-13-2010, 01:07 PM
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Can't understand why they did'nt just clear the area and pull the canopy jettison handle, unless the rocket motors are not man enough for it to clear the rest of the jet. Could have been an easier and quicker way of extraction.

Rob.
That would just burn the heck out of the cockpit's avionics and interior... $182,000 in canopy costs plus avionics/ seat replacement would be a couple dollars more in damage.

.... As a taxpayer, I say go with the chainsaw method. [8D]
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Fair enough, though on such an expensive asset I would expect the blast to be directed outside the cockpit so as not to damage the occupant

I wonder what failed on the manual release mechanism despite all those tax dollars

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:19 PM
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ORIGINAL: Robrow

I wonder what failed on the manual release mechanism despite all those tax dollars

That piece was probably assembled on a Monday... or a Friday.

... Just kiddin'
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ORIGINAL: FILE IFR

Does anybody know why they cut him free, outside, suffering under the hot sun vs. cutting him out from indoors in the shade??

... I have the answer and the cash prize in this envelope right here.
my guess is so if the seat decided to part ways with the jet, it wouldn't splatter the pilot on the ceiling. Which would also explain why the fire-fighters have their heat/flame suits on, so as not to get burnt by the extraction rockets.
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Does anybody know why they cut him free, outside, suffering under the hot sun vs. cutting him out from indoors in the shade??

... I have the answer and the cash prize in this envelope right here.
my guess is so if the seat decided to part ways with the jet, it wouldn't splatter the pilot on the ceiling. Which would also explain why the fire-fighters have their heat/flame suits on, so as not to get burnt by the extraction rockets.
You got it Bro .

You've won the cash prize of $250,000.00 located here in Nigeria.
Just send me $3,000.00 so I can get the total winnings released to you.

Sorry Tom, I had to spice it up a bit w/ some BS.

BTW, how's the TomCat doing so far??
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Do you take IOU's? hahaha.

Haven't touched it since we moved to the new house back in April. Plus i've been occupied by other projects (FW-190 right now).
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That would just burn the heck out of the cockpit's avionics and interior... $182,000 in canopy costs plus avionics/ seat replacement would be a couple dollars more in damage.
He meant blow the canopy - not the seat. All military jets can have the canopy manually jettisoned for quick pilot egress. In these cases the seat does not fire, so the avionics and the seat would not need replacing.
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All military jets can have the canopy manually jettisoned for quick pilot egress.
I'm no authority on military ejections, but I think canopies will blow off in one piece or detonate with MDC/FLSC cord embedded in the Lexan automatically just miliseconds before the seat fires on it's own.

In this pic, the ejection was done on purpose for a film, the flying pilot stayed with the Mig to landing. Caution HOT SURFACES.

... Note how the ejecting pax seems to have a considerable case of spine compression during the launch [X(]


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Old 11-14-2010, 01:35 AM
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Default RE: cool method for cutting a canopy !!!

There is normally a second completely manual method of removing canopies without the use of pyros, involving unlocking and disconnection of the raise/lower mechanism, followed by manual lifting to allow for extraction.

Mig pic is amazing, that would have cost a few $$$'

Rob.

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