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Grizzly bear vs. Airplane

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Crom, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] Outside...

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    This arrived in my inbox this morning and I thought I would share it with you all. I found it extremely amusing. -Coke
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    Bear attack 2009


    Apparently a grizzly bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field up here in Alaska. The owner had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.

    He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. He then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.

    Gutsy, to say the least. Or stupid. Makes one hell of an ad for duct tape.

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  2. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    tim920

    tim920 Never seen Forest Gump

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Tape works? Gonna tape my Taco for extra protection!
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    Alaska is definitely one state where the second amendment right takes on a more literal meaning: You literally need to protect yourself against bears, moose, and other critters.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    NraFan

    NraFan Join the NRA! Protect your freedom!

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    Duct tape is awesome!!!!
     
  5. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    duct tape FTMFW
     
  6. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    Well, believe it or not duct tape was originally made to repair airplanes in WW2. It was used to repair small holes in the skin. It worked because it was tested for speeds up to 200 MPH.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    What's that plane made of originally? It's not metal is it?
     
  8. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    I think it's hilarious how the guy even wrote the Airplane numbers on the duct tape with what looks like permanent marker.

    If i were him, you better bet i would have also had a parachute delivered along with that duct tape.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    mythbusters just did an entire episode on duck tape... and it was fricken awesome!

    they made a sail boat out of duck tape and sailed it around sanfransisco harbor.

    they also made a cannon out of duck tape and it worked !

    i have no doubt that the repairs to this plane would work for a while.

    check out that episode if you can.

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    here are some clips from that episode:
    http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-duct-tape/
     
  10. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    i <3 duct tape!
     
  11. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    That bear must have been pist. you would have think he would have just got to the inside found no food and left. but, damn he went to town on that thing. even the tires.. thats crazy.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    I have a friend who hunts regularly in Alaska, and he tells me that the bears will chew on anything made from petroleum products--including rubber! That's probably why the tires were attacked. My friend tells me that the skin of the plane was not metal but made from tight waterproof weave, or fiberglass.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    they do seem to like Plastic, vinyl, rubber (to include inflatable rafts)which really sucks.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    i wonder if the story is true:rolleyes: pretty cool how they did the plane though:D and yes, duct tape is the shiznit
     
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