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Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:03 am

Not sure if this has done the rounds, but I've not seen it.

Car facing a 747 backwash
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:11 am

Excellent!

Do you think that'd get the seagull shit off my car? Big grin
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:11 am

HOLY SHIT. thas crazy. funny how they kept blurring out the VS logo on the tail, but left the side logo on.... tee hee
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:16 am

It was on Top Gear in 2004
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:18 am

yes it has been posted on a.net before, but I still enjoy watching it  Smile

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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:07 am

If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:12 am

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 5):
If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!

Thats why they should have "borrowed" a B773 Big grin
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:30 am

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 5):
If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!

i did notice that and thought it was awfully weird. do you guys know which episode this came from? i just got into Top Gear and would like to ... umm ... watch that full episode.
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:37 am

Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 7):

i did notice that and thought it was awfully weird. do you guys know which episode this came from? i just got into Top Gear and would like to ... umm ... watch that full episode.

Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:52 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):

Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.

thought it might been some sort of technical reason why. thought it might had really destroyed the car, the aircraft or the film crew if they went to full throttle on all four engines.
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:54 am

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 5):
If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!



Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 7):
i did notice that and thought it was awfully weird



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.

the parking brake wouldnt hold 4 engines at that kind of power!
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:00 am

Just a comment to that, here in Brasil at SDU, i guess it was some 5 years ago, a car crossed behind a 737 and the same thing happened, and the engines are a bit "weaker".
SDU has a crossing behind the runway and the taxi crossed the red light.
I saw on Mythnusters something like that, they rented the engine but they weren´t able to flip the car over. they were kind of pissed.

Anyway, thx for the video.
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:04 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.

or the runway either as mentioned in the clip, any more than a 20 second burst destroys the runway, 4 engines would probably reduce that safe time...
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 10):
the parking brake wouldnt hold 4 engines at that kind of power!

that is what I was trying to say.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 12):
or the runway either as mentioned in the clip, any more than a 20 second burst destroys the runway, 4 engines would probably reduce that safe time...

that too
 
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RE: Car Facing A 747 Backwash

Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:09 pm

Kinda makes you question the wisdom of the "fence-grabbing" we do after one too many mai tais at SXM, doesn't it?  mischievous 

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