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10-16-2012 09:50 AM
tnat Its pretty cool and all but - the real props go to Joe Kittinger - dude had the record for what 50 yrs and was jumping with a POS 28ft dia old skool round canopy. I got one of these fucker in my basement - Mfg date 1953, packed it up about 25 yrs ago when i was still a certified Rigger.

http://www.bellsaviation.com/mm5/mer...tegory_Code=PC




10-15-2012 10:08 PM
Bug Leaked Vid of the free fall from GoPro Chest Mount

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/10/fi...s-body-camera/
10-15-2012 08:19 PM
LockDownMike That man has one set of hangers on him.
10-15-2012 03:13 PM
Noodles
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Originally Posted by Bug View Post
Man vs machine - Do either of those have Human Passengers?
Nope.

Those were from a thread I was reading regarding people saying stuff like

"this is our generations moon landing." or "Isn't it sad that Red Bull has a better space program than our nation."

Comments like those make me
10-15-2012 03:09 PM
Bug
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Originally Posted by Noodles View Post


^that one fit better, but I like this better:

Man vs machine - Do either of those have Human Passengers?
10-15-2012 03:07 PM
Bug
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Originally Posted by Gone In 3 View Post
If their HQ looks like this, I think they're making good money:



Revenue 4.253 billion (2011)
Operating income 1.3 billion (2006)
Net income 650 million (2006)
They Sponsor EVERYTHING Motorsport too - They will no sponsor less than $100K and like to be the only sponsor for said team - No "Rockstar/Makita" type stuff - Red Bull KTM, etc etc - They will have small Mfg of oil and tires and such but you will not see them share as a "major" sponsor - They are pretty smart with their endorsements
10-15-2012 03:05 PM
Noodles

^that one fit better, but I like this better:

10-15-2012 03:00 PM
Bug .......

10-15-2012 02:59 PM
Spook155
10-15-2012 02:48 PM
under200 That was the craziest and most suspenseful thing I have seen live on TV, watched it live yesterday. Tried to record it but recording was disabled on the DVR, wonder if it was intentional just in case something did not go right.
10-15-2012 01:02 PM
boosted
10-15-2012 12:32 PM
MM Racing I didn't mean like stole stole it but the design has been around for some time.

Was used in the SR-71 program.
10-15-2012 12:32 PM
Gone In 3
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Originally Posted by Noodles View Post
Red Bull sells around 4.5 billion cans per year. I'm guessing their profit margin is pretty good on those as well.
If their HQ looks like this, I think they're making good money:



Revenue 4.253 billion (2011)
Operating income 1.3 billion (2006)
Net income 650 million (2006)
10-15-2012 12:29 PM
Noodles I wouldn't say stole it, they had the same company that designed the above suit , design one for Red Bull and openly admit it on their website:

http://www.redbullstratos.com/techno...it-and-helmet/

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Originally Posted by Red Bull's Website
Who made the Red Bull Stratos full-pressure suit?

David Clark Company produced the suit. David Clark Company has pioneered air and space crew protective equipment design, development, test, evaluation and production since 1941, with products ranging from anti-G suits to space suits and ancillary equipment.

Additional information can be found at www.davidclark.com.
http://www.davidclark.com/Aerospace/aerospac.shtml
10-15-2012 12:28 PM
Gone In 3 What does the Air Force use it for?
10-15-2012 12:23 PM
MM Racing
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Originally Posted by Gone In 3 View Post
Digging that suit.

Wonder how much technology went into creating a supersonic space suit.

Not much when you steal it from the AirForce.

10-15-2012 12:13 PM
Noodles
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Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
I don't think they have enough logos on that space suit.

Where the fuck does Red Bull get the money to fund so many projects? Are they really seeing *that* much of a return on the advertising?
Red Bull sells around 4.5 billion cans per year. I'm guessing their profit margin is pretty good on those as well.
10-15-2012 12:03 PM
Gone In 3 Digging that suit.

Wonder how much technology went into creating a supersonic space suit.
10-15-2012 12:01 PM
boosted
10-15-2012 11:44 AM
tnat
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Originally Posted by michowski View Post
Because you can control more times then not where you land if you have enough altitude and know how to fall. Especially under parachute, you can land on a dime if you got the experience.
Unless it is a old T-10 canopy where we didnt even have toggles until the MC1s came into play - those still sucked, we had to pull on the actual risers - Fuckin army!
10-14-2012 06:21 PM
michowski
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Originally Posted by Bug View Post
This is like watching paint dry, but much cooler - I am amazed at how he can go up that high and calculate where he will land - How does he not wind up in the middle of the Ocean off the coast of the Philippians?
Because you can control more times then not where you land if you have enough altitude and know how to fall. Especially under parachute, you can land on a dime if you got the experience.
10-14-2012 04:49 PM
JRobbins It was nuts when he was spinning and he said he was feeling sick and might pass out.
10-14-2012 03:00 PM
Dave13
10-14-2012 02:24 PM
larry1096 I imagine there was a deafening roar when he landed, from those enormous brass balls knocking together!

Larry
10-14-2012 02:21 PM
c2000 He's a damn nut.
He did it.
10-14-2012 02:16 PM
Jim awesome!
10-14-2012 01:53 PM
TripleZ Final checklist before jump.
10-14-2012 01:13 PM
Bug This is like watching paint dry, but much cooler - I am amazed at how he can go up that high and calculate where he will land - How does he not wind up in the middle of the Ocean off the coast of the Philippians?
10-14-2012 01:00 PM
c2000 128K wow
10-14-2012 12:31 PM
Jim 61700 feet and climbing, on velocity channel
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