Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DerStrom8, Feb 25, 2014.
Sorry, post removed. Video was faked.
WOW! That was a close call!
Something that was not true almost got posted to the internet.
You do know that you made us all really want to see it now?
Matt must have minored in marketing ... or looked at joke number 1
That was an amazing vid; what makes you think it was faked?
For those of you wondering, here's the original video:
Tracecom, there are "making of" videos and other videos explaining that it was a hoax. Here's an example:
My post was in jest; I didn't see the vid.
ETA: But now I have watched it; I would have called BS on it even before I watched the debunking video.
Watch the filming of the hoax:
Forget the fact that a catastrophic failure of that type would be unsurvivable.
In the original video ,when the plane landed it was obvious that there was not a person inside the cockpit. Also you would have expected additional failure with that amount of mass hitting the ground with such force. Instead all you see is a gentle bounce.
If it were real there would be brown stains on the glass
I just finished part one of my pilot's licence today and I see this. :O
Don't ask how a pilot's licence contributes something like 15% of an electronic engineering degree... -_-
In general, an airplane isn't going to fly well on one wing. There are exceptions.
The video is a reconstructed dramatization in which they just edited out the wing. The photos of the damage on the ground are real.
This happened not just one (in Israel), but twice (again at Edwards some years later).
The big (no pun intended) key to the both aircrafts' survival was the monstrous horizontal stabilator (coupled with the wing root hydraulic switching valves).
Pfft, harrier doesn't even need wings.
The wings it has got are designed to make it less stable than it inherently is.