Saturday, November 8, 2008

Not EggZackly a Duck

Winged objects are supposed to be symetrical for some reason. Left wing and Right wing. Wings are not quite a true ying & yang thing .... otherwise there would be something more like wing and anti-wing .... probably what they have in things like parachutes. Airplanes and ducks are supposed to have both wings attached to the fuselage.

This video demonstrates one advantage of horsepower as compared to duck power. While it is not quite possible for the airplane to suspend itself in the air by its propeller, it can certainly slow itself down a lot.

Mostly what happens is this ..... if God thinks you are supposed to wash dishes tomorrow, you're gonna make it through today!

Quack,Quack!

8 comments:

Dave Mows Grass said...

Breathtaking!

Dave Mows Grass said...

Hey Rod, I'm doing some reciprocal linking here. Remember Soubriquete?

http://gritinthegears.blogspot.com/2008/11/heart-gears.html

soubriquet said...

Souberkwit here... Got all my ducks in a row...

I'm such a meanie, but:-
http://www.reggiepaulk.com/2008/10/killathrill-generates-huge-buzz-with.html

It debunks the video. It's a viral marketing video by a German clothing company called Killathrill. Mix of real and radio-controlled model footage and good editing.

The "pilot" has a website, Jamesandersson.com, which claims him to be a pilot in the Red Bull air race series. Red Bull had never heard of him... His website's registered owner is Sandra Thielecke of Killathrill clothing... The aviation press has no knowledge of such an airframe failure and subsequent landing.

Fly Duck!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
It certainly looked like the wing fell off a little too cleanly to no be some kind of setup.
On the other hand, I've seen a number of stunt pilots do exercises ... flying around with a stalled wing .... I wondered .... so why bother with carrying around the extra wing if you're gonna keep stalling it. Wouldn't the plane be lighter and easier to fly without the burden of an unused wing?
I think they should put one wing on with the leading edge pointing backwards so they can try auto-rotating ....
But thanks for the research and myth-busting. Otherwise everybody would be trying it out, thinking, "It worked at the Duck Farm".
Quack, Quack!

Anonymous said...

PS .... the heart is linked to the machinist school site.
Thanx!
Quack, Quack!

bulletholes said...

Reminds me of my first model rocket launch....accidently knocked a fin off at the pad...
You guys are gonna love this...
I licked it and stuck it back on!

red dirt mule said...

well, i don't wash dishes everyday. so I suppose God has some OTHER particular hell for me to experience tomorrow.

oh gee .... can't wait to see ...

rolling mule eyes
rdm
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi RDM,
Give us an update!!!!!!!!!
what did the other particular hell turn out to be?
Life in Hell is fascinating:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_in_Hell

Quack, Quack!