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Oct 30, 2003, 06:02 PM
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[RCSE] g-loads was Re: [F3F] DS record burns to 232mph


The G-spots have ridden along more than a few DS adventures, most of
the G-loads recorded were between 22-25 g's and one flight had a
reading near 28 g's. Pretty cool toy, measures positive and
negative G's

Bart



--- In soaring@yahoogroups.com, JDavies456@a... wrote:
> G Loads based on a turn where the stick is not abruptly moved

during the
> turn.
> Angle of bank = G load
> 40 degrees 1.3 G
> 60 2.0
> 80 5.75
> 90 9.2
> SUSTAINED 90 degree bank is not theoretically possible. A long

time ago,
> in another life, I did this sort of thing for the USAF for a few

years. Oddly
> enough.. after a while you get to "like" the pull of G's when

horsing around.
> Between being in great shape, the G suit, breathing O2 and

grunting a lot it's
> amazing what the body will endure. High G turns are almost always

of BRIEF
> duration.
> As far as DSing is concerned; it seems to me that the in-flight

failures are
> more likely a function of SPEED vs G loads. The F-16, I'm told,

will
> routinely handle 9 Gs but there is surely an airspeed redline

where things start
> coming apart. ~JD~ San Diego
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