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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:25 pm 
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Looks like the new Looie's flight training is gonna be the "die-or-fly" kind. Sucks for her, especially since Schlock is likely to survive the fall...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Like schlock said, it's a LONG way down. Assuming terminal velocity is about the same as earth, they have a little under 6 HOURS to figure it out


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:58 pm 
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What Schlock isn't saying is he's done a glider before, twice, and there is plenty of time to call for help.

Of course, he's also done a parachute, but that didn't work out quite as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:22 am 
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Reminds me of how my step-father tried to teach me to swim in deep water; only I ended up grabbing him by the hair & kicking him in the back. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:41 am 
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0z79 wrote:
Reminds me of how my step-father tried to teach me to swim in deep water; only I ended up grabbing him by the hair & kicking him in the back. :lol:

Giving you hands on practical self defence experience, nice!

EDIT: I'm glad Schlock didn't try this in Parnassus Dom.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:47 am 
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sotanaht wrote:
Like schlock said, it's a LONG way down. Assuming terminal velocity is about the same as earth, they have a little under 6 HOURS to figure it out

If I remember correctly, gravity on Eina-Afa is 1/3 Earth gravity, so terminal velocity is √(3) lower than it would be on Earth (for the same mass, cross section, etc). That extends it to around 10 hours.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:21 pm 
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Motortiki wrote:
sotanaht wrote:
Like schlock said, it's a LONG way down. Assuming terminal velocity is about the same as earth, they have a little under 6 HOURS to figure it out

If I remember correctly, gravity on Eina-Afa is 1/3 Earth gravity, so terminal velocity is √(3) lower than it would be on Earth (for the same mass, cross section, etc). That extends it to around 10 hours.

so they have all shift to figure it out, and if they don't they can just call it a day and request pickup to go home.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Did they ever clear the fauna and flora out of the tube?

With that low gravity it's probably not hard for Schlock to glide. Admittedly one of those gliding times was on Luna where the gravity was only 1/10...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:42 pm 
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Reaver225 wrote:
Did they ever clear the fauna and flora out of the tube?

With that low gravity it's probably not hard for Schlock to glide. Admittedly one of those gliding times was on Luna where the gravity was only 1/10...


And the other time was Mars, which is roughly 1/3rd.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:22 am 
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Looks like it's time for Schlock to learn to fly.


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