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mike the snake mike the snake is offline
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Now that we're approaching 400mph, the G's are nearing 100 constant G's.

The planes must withstand MUCH more than that though.

The wing in the pic that I'm standing on bends even more in the air!

Someone did a calc, and one of our smaller gliders (74" span) at 300mph has something like 40 times the impact force of a 50 cal bullet! You're not even safe hiding behind your car as the plane will go right through the car engine!

When they blow up in the air it sounds like a big shotgun blast, followed by lots of carbon confetti.
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