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Chicken
#1318473 Sat Jul 20 2019 01:40 AM
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idaho39 Offline OP
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Ah yes.....The British!
Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist!


Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch standard 4 pound dead
chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle,
all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent
incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the
windshields.


British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the
windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun
was sent to the British engineers.


WHEN THE GUN WAS FIRED, THE ENGINEERS STOOD SHOCKED AS THE CHICKEN HURLED OUT
OF THE BARREL, CRASHED INTO THE SHATTERPROOF SHIELD, SMASHED IT TO SMITHEREENS,
BLASTED THROUGH THE CONTROL CONSOLE, SNAPPED THE ENGINEER'S BACK-REST IN TWO,
AND EMBEDDED ITSELF IN THE BACK WALL OF THE
CABIN, LIKE AN ARROW SHOT FROM A BOW.


THE HORRIFIED BRITS SENT NASA THE DISASTROUS RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENT, ALONG
WITH THE DESIGNS OF THE WINDSHIELD AND BEGGED THE U.S SCIENTISTS FOR SUGGESTIONS.



NASA RESPONDED WITH A ONE-LINER

"DEFROST THE CHICKEN."


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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318481 Sat Jul 20 2019 02:27 AM
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'Bolter
LOL, the true test would be to use live chickens. It'd be a quick end for a good purpose.


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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318493 Sat Jul 20 2019 03:33 AM
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'Bolter
I really enjoyed that, haven't laughed that hard in a long time!!!

Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318497 Sat Jul 20 2019 03:57 AM
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'Bolter
When I read that I was reminded of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p00nBSNIPwg


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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318507 Sat Jul 20 2019 05:05 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
I almost hit a Canadian goose once in a Cessna 172. It dang near hit the wing strut. I was puckered right tight after that one. 95 knots in a tin can hitting a goose...Yeesh.

I’m sure others have had near misses.

Let’s hear some more.

By the way, it was winter when I almost hit that goose. It had to be -15°C outside, I’m sure that goose wasn’t completely thawed out. 😉

Last edited by Fox; Sat Jul 20 2019 05:05 AM.

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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318514 Sat Jul 20 2019 10:37 AM
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'Bolter
I rarely laugh out loud but that did even though I had heard it before, thank you.


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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318565 Sat Jul 20 2019 09:02 PM
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A big part of my job is to do everything possible to keep birds over the size of a chicken out of the airspace within a one mile radius of airfields. Any bird larger than a chicken will take out a jet engine. Smaller birds will cause serious damage, but the engine still functions.
Since nearly all jets these days have only 2 engines, a flock of large birds is a serious risk for the flying public to make their destination on time.
If the plane ingests big birds, one in each engine, those folks will arrive at the crash site roughly twenty minutes prior to when the emergency vehicles arrive...

Re: Chicken
52Carl #1318589 Sun Jul 21 2019 01:13 AM
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52 Carl

Question for you as you got me curious ..

You stated ,,"A big part of my job is to do everything possible to keep birds over the size of a chicken out of the airspace within a one mile radius of airfields."

Just how do you go about keeping the airspace clear of thse big birds ..?


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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318590 Sun Jul 21 2019 01:14 AM
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There really is a chicken gun that I witnessed fire back when GD was building the F16 fighter in Ft. Worth. The barrel was stationary and at least 60 feet long. The canopy from a new batch of resin had one from that lot tested. The air compressor was huge and served double duty with the intake drawing air from the hypobaric chamber to create a vacuum for space equipment testing. They took the breech plate off which was maybe 3/4 inch steel and attached with 20 or so bolts. The chicken, not live, was inserted and then the gun fired with an instant on valve in the line from the compressor. The canopy was in an open sided expanded metal cage and when the bird hit it there was a cloud of pink mist. The only thing left on the ground around the cage looked like small fingernail clippings.


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Re: Chicken
idaho39 #1318593 Sun Jul 21 2019 01:28 AM
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