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Old 12-20-2007, 07:22 PM   #6391
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For measuring the pressure and speed of a person parachuting? To see how fast they are approaching the ground?
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:26 PM   #6392
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Lol, I don't know... I can't think of any other Ground that would be moving
Air speed and ground speed are two different animals.
For instance, if you are in a car going 60 mph you are going 60 mph.
If you are in a plane and the speedometer read 60 mph (actually knots), you are only going 60 if there is no wind. Your ground speed and air speed are the same. If you have a 20 mph head wind your ground speed is 40.
So you might think you're going to travel 60 miles in 60 minutes, but you're not.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:28 PM   #6393
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For measuring the pressure and speed of a person parachuting? To see how fast they are approaching the ground?
YES. That is what it senses, but what does it DO?
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:31 PM   #6394
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BTW, UB.
I was at Wally World and the grocery store yesterday and can you believe they only have Aunt Jemima corn meal mix? Guess there aren't a lot of choices for us in my area.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:35 PM   #6395
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Automatically opens the chute
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:36 PM   #6396
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YES. That is what it senses, but what does it DO?
I... DON'T... KNOW!!!!!! *head explodes*
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:38 PM   #6397
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Vertical Speed indicator...
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Automatically opens the chute
Yes Uncle Bob. It does just that, but can you post a link or name or acronym so I know you've done your "homework" and found the device?
Make me happy "the chute" is such a broad term.....
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Yes Uncle Bob. It does just that, but can you post a link or name or acronym so I know you've done your "homework" and found the device?
Make me happy "the chute" is such a broad term.....
Lol, the PARA-chute?
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:03 PM   #6400
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C'mon..... A static line will open a parachute. Does this item look like a static line?
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