Humvee + parachute
If you can drop a tank or a humvee out of an
airplane with a parachute on it, and the tank is okay when it lands,
why don't they put parachutes on small airplanes, or even big
airplanes for that matter? If your planes engines failed, why
couldn't you just open the parachute and float down? The landing
might be a little rough but you would probably live? You could even
empty the fuel on the way doen so you didn't blow up. Let me know.
Answer: Answer to the question titled 'Humvee
+ parachute'. Your idea is a very good one, indeed parachutes would
be good on a plane that is crashing, but my friend this will never
happen due to the influence of the Hollywood action film industry.
The Hollywood 'fat cats' wouldn't let an idea like this happen
because of the dramatic effect a burning plane plunging to earth. I
mean would u rather watch a plane gently float down to earth or have
it crash into the ground and explode in a super cool BOOM! I rest my
case. Thanks Rugbymad84 for this answer.
Well, did not know who to contact on this one, so
I was going to wait for an intelligent answer to come in the e-mail
box. Never got one :) but we did get one that makes enough
sense for us to post. Here is another answer from Rich W:
Regarding your Humvee + Parachute question: Actually there IS a
parachute for airplanes available. I remember reading about it in
either scientific american or popular mechanics several years ago.
Basically this parachute is only available for small personal planes
(such as a Cessna). The idea is that if there is some emergency
where the plane is going to crash, you could trigger the chute and
descend vertically. Yes, you and the plane may get banged up but at
least you won't get killed. The chute would be mounted package style
above the plane and opened via a trigger mechanism by the pilot.
You can forget about having a parachute for larger planes. I recall
reading that it would be pretty much impossible. Anything larger
than a Cessna (which honestly is probably lighter than a regular
car) would not be feasible for parachutes, and would probably hit
the ground like a brick - Chute or no chute.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for calling us sirs, we never get respect
any other way.
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