reply to post by stewalters1
The poles were dislodged as would be expected.....toppled over, not necessesarily "dragged along"....clipped, knocked down, dislodged a few meters.
And, of course, they would be "layiing" down afterwards.
...not laid perfectly flat in the exact width apart...
Is that a claim that's made? Is there a diagram, an overhead view somewhere, with exact final positioning and placement? Or.....
that claim merely something dropped in innuendo, by various "9/11 conspircy" websites? There is a great deal of hyperbole being spewed from those
(**)Did some sleuthing, and found an old ATS thread that I'd forgotten about....another (long gone) member, a very, very vocal proponent of the
so-called "inside job" (although vague on details, as is typical) had a photo montage that I....well, copied from his post. Here:
If I recall, there was his claim that those poles all were "staged" in position. ( !! ) How, exaclty...in broad daylight at rush hour, in total
view of hundreds of people in their cars, in a matter of a split second, he could never adequately explain...just kept waving his hands, and repeating
the claims of "inside job"....no real evidence, just opinion and interpretation, and a stubborn refusal to look at ALL facts.
...plane going 800fps hit those poles i would think the wings would be ripped off...
Again, this is physics. Think of Karate, if it helps. Flesh and bone versus bricks......
No, not likely to rip through the wings all of the way, especially in view of the fact that such light poles are frangible at the
to shear off, as a safety feature for motorcar accidents, when they impact them. It helps to dissipate the G forces on the
occupants in the vehicle.
Here's a U.S. Patent on frangible poles....from 1973
Found this document online, from Australia:
Look into incredible (yet true) reports of wooden planks of wood being hurled by tornadoes, and penetrating concrete block walls, etc. I've seen a
"magic" trick where you can shove a paper
drinking straw and impale it into a raw potato....IF you do it with great and rapid force.
(There's another part of the "magic", though...you must pinch the end you are holding tightly closed with your fingers....the trapped air in the
straw contribute to its rigidity and strength, in order to penetrate the firm flesh of the potato...)
Velocity makes a difference.......and the objects involved, of course.