Skip to comments.Kobe's Sikorsky appeared to be climbing and turning around
Posted on 01/26/2020 2:53:27 PM PST by Duke C.
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4000 fpm is about what you’d get by jumping off a 4 story building. If you think it’s easily survivable, try it.
Stuff gets weird when everyone rushes to be the first to report something catastrophic like this.
I’m not getting anything from that link except a path along the ground. Click on what arrow again? I see no arrow.
Pretty much. Anything over that your insides turn to mush. Your body may stop but your insides keep on going tearing apart.
Los Angeles mayor called Bryant a “hero” and I tbought to myself “hero” to who?
You need height for the blades to catch; like you need height for a ‘chute to full deploy.
Yes, like the impeachment crap....Lying Schiff says that all that messy stuff like facts have been debunked. Debunked by WHOM?
I’m sure. You may have a 50% chance of surviving but that says nothing about the quality of life that you’re left with.
Also need altitude to get the rotor up to sufficient speed to reduce rate of descent before contact with ground.
Esp. with your insides all scrambled.
any experienced pilots want to tell us less than amateurs what happened over Glendale?
Sounds right, and I would think good viz of the ground to get set up. Pilot may have had several things going on all at once.
Yep, that is right. I once jumped off a 50-foot cliff (when I was younger and dumber) into deep water. It took a number of seconds to hit the water. Doing it in one second would be awful when hitting water. On hard ground? Forget about it.
Children died as well.
Yep, especially for a rapist. Oh wait, that’s right, he’s innocent which is why he paid her off and apologized to her.
“Cannot a powerless helicopter autorotate down at relatively slow speeds?”
Kinda. You need height, the more the better. But then to autorotate you need to dip the nose down to keep the rotor spinning fast enough to maintain control for any kind of proper landing. That means a fairly rapid descent.
This all assumes there’s no issue with the tail(anti torque) and other necessary systems are operational.
Yeah, I wondered about that. Sight-seeing loops? Waiting for fog to clear?
Lots of variables need to be in the pilot’s favor for it to be successful. It’s an option if mechanical components aren’t damaged and you have enough reaction time and altitude to attempt it. Still, no guarantees for success and you have only one chance to get it right.
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