DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 37900 times:
They just need to add water jets to make those slides more fun.
Quoting PyroGX41487 (Reply 1): It doesn't look as dangerous as the Boeing fans like to tote
I could see a few people go bouncing off of the second level slides. They should add some sort of a landing area attachment at the end of them. I would be interested to see how fast someone will come down these upper slides. I figure one of the more Physics minded members can figure out that equation for us.
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Using one side for evacuation is rather realistic, because often fire is only on one side (engine burning). BTW this is not new for the 380 evacuation tests, it was the same for all newer other planes (777, 340 etc.).
Markhkg From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 37530 times:
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 5): I still feel they should have not been able to deploy the slides before starting nor used just one side for evactuation. It should have been mixed up just like in real life.
Only the upper deck slides were pre-deployed. Furthermore, the doors upper-deck have a "hesitation" built into it to slow down its opening since the evacuation slides are mounted on the inside of the aircraft.
Release your seat-belts and get out! Leave everything!
Dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 36712 times:
Quoting BradWray (Reply 14): What would happen if the engine were still running after the crash landing?
In the extremely unlikely event that occured, I'm sure cutting the fuel flow is on the checklist before the pilots evacuate the cockpit. The main goal would be fire prevention, but it would also ensure engine shutdown.
Anyone notice the numbers on the volunteers? Some over 1,000. I'm assuming thats the result of having several hundred extras ready to go if needed (though that many extras seems a bit excessive). Either that, or did the numbering system have a significance (classification of passenger, seating area, etc.)?
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 33881 times:
Impressive, to say the least.
One question, though.
Can the lower-deck overwing exit be deployed AFTER the upper deck ones? It must be able to right? Otherwise, it would seem like a pretty stupid problem, if for some reason the upper-deck FA's are quicker to react.
Also, did anyone else notice that the slides have runway markings painted on them? They are all grey with the white dotted line down the middle, and the upper deck ones have threshold lines on them. Is this for fun, or do the markings serve a purpose (I know the dotted lines are so that two people can use it at once, but is the threshhold there just for kicks? Or it is useful for telling someone where the end of the slide comes?)
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Moose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 33644 times:
Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 21): Also, did anyone else notice that the slides have runway markings painted on them? They are all grey with the white dotted line down the middle, and the upper deck ones have threshold lines on them.
I think they are friction pads that slow people down as they exit the slides. They apparently also cause nasty burns!