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Offline Prafeston

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Getting Air!
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:31:02 AM »
Just checking out some Eagle photos on Google images and found this cool one. Wish it was in hi-res!

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Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 01:26:26 AM »
my thought :  THIS IS GONNA HURT!!!! 

BANG!!!

bent upper arms, destroyed bumpstops, shock valves blown out, bent inner fenders/spring perches.

basically, BAD JUJU!!!
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Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 01:30:47 AM »
Yeah, but it sure looks fun. And made for a great photo. I'd totally rock that as a desktop background if it was hi-res!
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Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 02:01:12 AM »
I flew my Jeep Cherokee years ago in a tough truck competition, and exactly what casper said happened- and worse!  I got about 8 feet of air and came down with a bang.  The trans case broke along with 3 bent wheels, and the fan in the radiator.  I can't imagine that the Eagle in the photo fared much better...Rich
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Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 06:56:16 PM »
I've gotten my Jeep Wrangler air born occasionally, only a foot or so, but have never damaged anything. It's never had so much as a front end aliment yet still tracks straight and true. I doubt the Eagle in the picture suffered much if any damage, assuming it was in good shape to begin with. Now 8 feet of air on a hard track , that's a different story. ;D


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Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 08:54:30 PM »
How the eagle faired depends on what the other side of that hill looks like. If it slopes away the damage with be different than if its flat.
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