Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Damage Zones

  1. #1
    Admin ATAG_Snapper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    9,740
    Post Thanks / Like
    Total Downloaded
    119.92 MB

    Damage Zones

    Here’s an interesting post I picked up on FaceBook (yeah, I’m a sucker for punishment, but here goes! )





    i7 4770K @3.5 GHZ, 24 Gigs DDR3 1600 DIMM, Gigabyte GTX970 4 Gig, Win 10 64 bit, TrackIR 5, TM16000 joystick, TM Warthog Throttle, CH Quadrant, Saitek Pro Combat rudder pedals

  2. #2
    Veteran Combat pilot
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Devon, UK
    Posts
    260
    Post Thanks / Like
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: Damage Zones

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Snapper View Post

    yeah, I’m a sucker for punishment, but here goes! )
    In cats
    In a study performed in 1987 it was reported that cats who fall from less than six stories, and are still alive, have greater injuries than cats who fall from higher than six stories.[12][13] It has been proposed that this might happen because cats reach terminal velocity after righting themselves at about five stories, and after this point they relax, leading to less severe injuries in cats who have fallen from six or more stories.[14]

    In 2008, The Straight Dope newspaper column proposed that another possible explanation for this phenomenon[15] would be survivorship bias. Cats that die in falls are less likely to be brought to a veterinarian than injured cats, and thus many of the cats killed in falls from higher buildings are not reported in studies of the subject.[16]



  3. Likes ATAG_Snapper, Pienoir liked this post
  4. #3
    Supporting Member farley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    43° 21' N 80° 00' W
    Posts
    1,264
    Post Thanks / Like
    Total Downloaded
    4.49 GB

    Re: Damage Zones

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthursmedley View Post
    In cats
    In a study performed in 1987 it was reported that cats who fall from less than six stories, and are still alive, have greater injuries than cats who fall from higher than six stories.[12][13] It has been proposed that this might happen because cats reach terminal velocity after righting themselves at about five stories, and after this point they relax, leading to less severe injuries in cats who have fallen from six or more stories.[14]

    In 2008, The Straight Dope newspaper column proposed that another possible explanation for this phenomenon[15] would be survivorship bias. Cats that die in falls are less likely to be brought to a veterinarian than injured cats, and thus many of the cats killed in falls from higher buildings are not reported in studies of the subject.[16]


    Isn't this where the natural selection thing comes into play?
    "If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down"......

  5. #4
    ATAG Member ATAG_TCP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    261
    Post Thanks / Like
    Total Downloaded
    203.02 MB

    Re: Damage Zones

    From my perspective it seems like a very interesting and informative post Snapper!
    Very intriguing, not quite as intriguing however as the fact that my sister found this before I did as I saw her reading through it the other day. I didn't think that kind of stuff was even on her side of the table?

    The logic here does seem rather strait forward when you think about it. The main undamaged areas being the connection of the tailplane to the rest of the fuselage, the fuel tanks and engines, and basically the nose/cockpit. I think we have probably all seen at least one of these categories of damages on a plane which is going or gone down.
    Not pleasant stuff :/

    fascinating nonetheless.

  6. Likes ATAG_Snapper liked this post

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •