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Sakai9745
06-28-2004, 06:24 PM
Not so much a suggestion as a general thought - imagine having the variable of arresting wire failure. Touch down, hook snags... and SNAP! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif No more wire. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

I remember this possibility from naval training, when we all had to watch the video of such an incident on the Coral Sea... NOT PRETTY! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif For those who might've seen this, you know I am referring to the poor hookman; all others can use their imagination. Anyhoo, can you imagine this happening on the straight decks of a WW2 carrier when you touch down? Wham... Tug... Why am I not stopping? At least modern day ones have the angled flightdeck for this contingency.

Same for a hook bouncing over the wires. Throw in a percentage that this might occur during the landing. Oh my, those parked planes are getting awfully big! Well... at least we spared the hookman. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Again, these are not suggestions. With everything being stuffed into this program, including these things would be like fitting 20 ounces of coke into a 12 ounce can.

Al - SF, Calif

"Defense Dept regrets to inform you that your sons are dead cause they were stupid."

[This message was edited by Sakai9745 on Mon June 28 2004 at 11:15 PM.]

Sakai9745
06-28-2004, 06:24 PM
Not so much a suggestion as a general thought - imagine having the variable of arresting wire failure. Touch down, hook snags... and SNAP! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif No more wire. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

I remember this possibility from naval training, when we all had to watch the video of such an incident on the Coral Sea... NOT PRETTY! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif For those who might've seen this, you know I am referring to the poor hookman; all others can use their imagination. Anyhoo, can you imagine this happening on the straight decks of a WW2 carrier when you touch down? Wham... Tug... Why am I not stopping? At least modern day ones have the angled flightdeck for this contingency.

Same for a hook bouncing over the wires. Throw in a percentage that this might occur during the landing. Oh my, those parked planes are getting awfully big! Well... at least we spared the hookman. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Again, these are not suggestions. With everything being stuffed into this program, including these things would be like fitting 20 ounces of coke into a 12 ounce can.

Al - SF, Calif

"Defense Dept regrets to inform you that your sons are dead cause they were stupid."

[This message was edited by Sakai9745 on Mon June 28 2004 at 11:15 PM.]

heywooood
06-28-2004, 09:10 PM
I've never tried to land a Variable... I landed a Dorado once, off the coast of Mexico.
It was as big as a volkswagon - I ran outta bait so I trolled with a halibut. I invented the harmonica...bet you didn't know that. First time I ever used it was to put that ol' Dorado to sleep so I could get him in the boat. It works on ugly girls so I thought what the hell...You ever seen a Dorado? Well - I never landed a Variable so I guess we're even.

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Sakai9745
06-29-2004, 12:14 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Al - SF, Calif

"Defense Dept regrets to inform you that your sons are dead cause they were stupid."

BSS_Goat
06-29-2004, 05:48 AM
Very informative post there Heywoood http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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GODSOCKv2
06-29-2004, 10:08 AM
@ Heywoood:

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