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« Reply #40 on: Sep 09, 2017, 11:48AM »

For flight fans here is a first-person account of taking a weather plane through the eye of a hurricane

Cyberflight into the Eye of a Hurricane



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« Reply #41 on: Sep 09, 2017, 01:06PM »

Man, I'd need a world class barf bag to take one of those rides.  Talk about flying through turbulence!
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« Reply #42 on: Sep 09, 2017, 01:43PM »

I'm going to guess the first person to prove you could fly a plane through that didn't do it on purpose.  :D

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« Reply #43 on: Sep 09, 2017, 01:51PM »

I'm going to guess the first person to prove you could fly a plane through that didn't do it on purpose.  :D



They've been doing this as a way to track hurricanes as long as I've been around.  Imagine flying through a hurricane in something akin to a B-24.  That's what the early ones looked like.
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« Reply #44 on: Sep 09, 2017, 02:51PM »

That's one of the toughest planes in existence. I'd feel more than comfortable in that plane.
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 09, 2017, 03:43PM »

Excellent workhorse:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a26156/c-130-badass-plane/

One stout platform there and also the base for ‘Spooky’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cddlo-jzAI4

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« Reply #46 on: Sep 09, 2017, 05:09PM »

Sure, you know what it's built to take, but until you go through a hurricane you don't know what it's going to take.
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 09, 2017, 05:20PM »

Let's not forget our other friends:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/08/mariel-hemingway-to-manager-at-ernest-hemingway-home-take-the-cats-and-go/

This is an old story, but let's hope they are safe with today.
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« Reply #48 on: Sep 09, 2017, 05:52PM »

Sure, you know what it's built to take, but until you go through a hurricane you don't know what it's going to take.

Already proven!
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« Reply #49 on: Sep 09, 2017, 06:04PM »

Already proven!

How? Before anyone ever went through a hurricane. If you haven't been through a hurricane yet, how do you know what's in a hurricane?
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« Reply #50 on: Sep 09, 2017, 07:06PM »

Hurricanes were experienced long before we had machines that could fly. 

We knew they had cyclonic flow around a stagnant eye (which had very low barometric pressure).  We knew wind speed was in excess of 130 knots. 

We also had wind tunnels that could test models at these windspeeds.

Airplanes could fly at the speed of a hurricane wind around World War II, so they could traverse a storm.

So the aeronautical engineers of the day simply beefed up the design of a bomber aircraft so it could withstand the buffeting and they loaded it with instruments to measure wind speed, pressure, etc.

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« Reply #51 on: Sep 10, 2017, 09:07AM »

That is the sort of confidence in design that enabled the Titanic's successful maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

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« Reply #52 on: Sep 10, 2017, 09:26AM »

They say you should prepare fopr the worst and hope for the best. Looks like that may be working out for us here in Volusia county. I finally finished my prep for this monster about an hour ago, and the latest NOOA tracking and predictions are saying we now have a 0% chance of experiencing hurricane force winds, about a 30% chance of 50km winds, and a 100% chance of tropical storm force winds. I will GLADLY take those odds compared to what we were looking at only 24 hours ago. My heart goes out to those on the west coast of Fla.
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« Reply #53 on: Sep 10, 2017, 09:56AM »

That is the sort of confidence in design that enabled the Titanic's successful maiden voyage across the Atlantic.


Wow. Just Wow.  Great analogy. Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #54 on: Sep 10, 2017, 10:24AM »

It's at least as good as shouting "proven!" and then offering no proof.

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« Reply #55 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:13PM »

I was referencing the C 130 and it’s variants as a proven aircraft for a multitude of operations, maybe I mistook your statements.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/c130.html

You brought up the aircraft in the first place.

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/plane.html

There are more sources on the net concerning the C 130.
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« Reply #56 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:23PM »

I was referencing the C 130 and it’s variants as a proven aircraft for a multitude of operations, maybe I mistook your statements.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/c130.html

You brought up the aircraft in the first place.

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/plane.html

There are more sources on the net concerning the C 130.

NASA uses the P-3.   Both tough airplanes. The only thing to worry about is the engines freezing.
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« Reply #57 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:24PM »

It's at least as good as shouting "proven!" and then offering no proof.


Fly in one.
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« Reply #58 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:29PM »

Ronky is back and an argument ensues. A special talent.
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« Reply #59 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:47PM »

Ronky is back and an argument ensues. A special talent.
Argument? How about disagreement?  And opposition to "the gang" here always results in "the gang" banding together against anyone who disagrees.
Try staying on topic Ellrod.  Hint;  it's about hurricanes. It's not about individuals.
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