1. MikeC

    MikeC Closed Account

    ....and we all know what happens when true believers see tanks in an aircraft fuselage, so hold onto your hats!!

    the Egress system looks quite interesting - the Montreal Gazette says it:

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  2. captfitch

    captfitch Active Member

    I know two of those guys. That's the company I work for.
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  3. MikeC

    MikeC Closed Account

    Can you find out how that egress system works just for curiosity then?? :)

  4. captfitch

    captfitch Active Member

    I can ask around but info comes slow out of Canada. They are super busy testing right now.
  5. Jay Reynolds

    Jay Reynolds Senior Member

    Sounds like a James Bond ejection seat.
  6. Joe

    Joe Senior Member

    Another test video showing ballast tanks the first A350 XWB takes off . They even wear parachutes ?

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  7. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Senior Member

    Some of the test flights require parachutes, yes...first flight, and the flutter tests.
  8. captfitch

    captfitch Active Member

    I imagine the only tests that require parachutes are the ones with the catapult installed. Surely for weight and balance sake they remove that system for the majority of the process. Don't really know though.

    I would really hope with the proliferation of flight test videos including ballast tanks that the conspiracy theorists would drop that argument.
  9. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    Here's another Bombardier video, showing and explaining the water ballast tank test procedure
    from the 2013 Paris Air Show...

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  10. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think I've seen any pics of this aircraft doing the rounds on the chemsites yet. They're still heavily pushing the Boeing 747-8 at Paris in 2011 though!
  11. BombDr

    BombDr Senior Member

    I love that Egress system, but it does look a bit like this: BridgefordRA-going-through-the-hole.

    Which had an unfortunate syndrome of smashing your face into the edge of the opening once the slipstream hits your legs, called 'ringing the bell'....

    Looks like the vertical drop egress system depicted here has an integral airflow deflector, otherwise it could seriously hurt!
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