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Old 07-26-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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Just saw the latest episode. They try to prove/disprove if you can kill someone with a drone. Less carnage than I expected.

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Show em the video of the drone with a gun on it...
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I like MB ... but sometimes they veer of at a tangent to the real subject .... creating more sensational effects than real on subject tests.

But of course that's TV .....

There have been odd items that a little more controlled on-subject testing would have provided opposite outcome to theirs ............ but of course then their 'Special Effects' would not have been so spectacular.

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The U-2 stuff was pretty neat. As or the drone...it was what it was...I suspect that unprotected spinning carbon fibre props, hit to the jugular, could be serious in nature. That was all they tested. Not whether good or bad, only if they could do damage. The plastic blades were unsuccessful by the way, although I suspect they could if given the right situation.
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The U-2 stuff was pretty neat. As or the drone...it was what it was...I suspect that unprotected spinning carbon fibre props, hit to the jugular, could be serious in nature. That was all they tested. Not whether good or bad, only if they could do damage. The plastic blades were unsuccessful by the way, although I suspect they could if given the right situation.
I have had serious cuts from the flexi plastic blades ... so if they hit at right place ... you are dead !

Trouble is ballistic jelly as they use does not have human form where items like Carotid Artery close to surface ... Jugular Vein etc.
So in terms of what damage to a real human ? Its all suspect.

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I do like Mythbusters,but you do have to take their "results" with a grain of salt.It's not as if their testing ends with laboratory grade information.
Like Nigel said,it's TV.The sole purpose of the program is to entertain,and the product of that is secondary.
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There was one episode that I know was 'strange' ....

My father was Senior Flight Ops for CAA in UK ... and I can remember him talking about air crashes ... he was in the group that was involved in putting together the Air Accident Investigation Bureau etc.

MB did tests to see whether the 'brace position' was best in event of air crash.

I can remember my fathers comments about it years ago ...

a) The brace position basically locks people inbetween the seats and reduces what he called 'flying bodies' .... (watch a non restrained body in backseat of a car on impact ... )
b) Sheer financial pressures on damages payments in terms of a severely injured person vs death. Full and Final settlement for Death is less financial than ongoing lifetime of injured person. The brace position has greater possibility to break the neck.
c) Head down reduces what the person see's and reduces 'incidents'.

Cruel but that was what he talked about ... MB of course stayed well of the real reasons for the 'brace position' .... you can imagine the uproar from Airlines and Govt bodies if such was openly discussed ..... Play it down boys !!

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ditto the MB being entertaining, i love watching them blow stuff up. my favorite was how to blow up a cement truck. seriously blown to pieces.
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