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Old 03-17-2007, 08:57 PM   #11
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How can you compare a bird hitting a fender at 140 kph to a bird hitting a windsheild at 180 kph? The bird hitting the fender will have a greater possibility of "skipping" off the fender as compared to a windshield. The larger sudden change in direction will create a larger reaction, as in an explode-o-bird on the windshield.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:03 PM   #12
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Jim also remember its not any small bird. it was a Seagull a little bit bigger.
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evo windshields also aren't layed back that far.

tripscarcare95: we're not disputing you, we are disagreeing with the video title.
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Just a tad bit disturbing lol
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I don't know, but that didn't look like 180 mph going by the white lines.... but the way the bird impacted the windshield....
It'* kilometers per hour and it'* looks correct to me. He is driving on an airport runway, not a road..the white lines are HUGE on a runway.

My only birdstrike was a lot bloodier, but far less damaging...I had a propeller spinning at 2200rpm in front of me to blenderize the bird before the goo hit the plexiglass.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:49 PM   #16
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40 kph isn't that much of a difference in speed.

Seagulls have serious bone structure, its potentially possible for a bird to generate that kind of damage to a windshield, but I don't think it would be so gorey. A bird hitting a fender or a windshield at moderate speeds (and 180kph is still moderate speed) would skip off, not go "kersplalt"

Little bugs go kersplat not seagulls.

Had the gull been coming in opposite directions at the same rate of speed, I'd buy it, but gulls do not fly at 180 kph.
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OK THATS IT!!!!


Times to Submit this to Myth Buster
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I dont think it was 180 KPH or MPH

I think it was around 130 or so MPH.

he was neer the top end of 5th gear when he hit the bird.
Only the very most recent top end Evos had a 6-speed gearbox IIRC... so top of 5th would probably be ~150mph from my Gran Turismo memory (hey, at least the gearing in that game is pretty accurate).

Kinetic Energy = 1/2 x mass x velocity˛

Velocity makes a bigger difference, being squared. It could also be how the bird hit, if it hit square-on, beak first, I could see that damage happening.
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I watched it again. The gull took off from the ground and didnt get out of the way fast enough. Hit sideways.
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OK so if they whee going 150MPH witch the Evo can easily do

so thats 150 mph = 241.4016 kph

I think hitting anything like that at that speed will go SPLAT
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