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Aerodynamics not yet optimized :-)

UberEV1

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Mar 9, 2014
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San Jose, CA
Owning one of the most aerodynamic cars ever built brings visions of the car moving effortlessly through the air, and the air passing gently around the car. Well I guess there is a little more work to do to reach that state . . .

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yobigd20

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Oct 28, 2012
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Skaneateles, NY
the bugs can't hear you coming to get out of the way fast enough. happens sometimes with rabbits and squirrels too. i got a bird the other day too at 80mph. surprised my windshield didn't crack.
 

jeffro01

Active Member
Jan 30, 2013
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Teller County CO
On a side note the pilots who made the decision to fly through that weather and do that much damage to that plane are in serious trouble... That's an expensive oops...

Jeff
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
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Toronto, ON
i got a bird the other day too at 80mph. surprised my windshield didn't crack.

Ran in to a work associate a year or so ago, and his face was all cut up, stitches etc. I asked him what happened, and he said a Canada Goose had gone right through his windshield and hit him in the face. Apparently the goose was eviscerated as it came through and he said his car was a horror show of blood and guts. The first responders had thought the gore was from him and/or a passenger at first. Somehow he managed to maintain control and get over on to the shoulder.
 

deonb

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Mar 4, 2013
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Redmond, WA
Ran in to a work associate a year or so ago, and his face was all cut up, stitches etc. I asked him what happened, and he said a Canada Goose had gone right through his windshield and hit him in the face. Apparently the goose was eviscerated as it came through and he said his car was a horror show of blood and guts. The first responders had thought the gore was from him and/or a passenger at first. Somehow he managed to maintain control and get over on to the shoulder.

The question is...

Was the Goose thawed?
 

sandpiper

Active Member
Sep 25, 2014
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2,139
Ontario, Canada
Ran in to a work associate a year or so ago, and his face was all cut up, stitches etc. I asked him what happened, and he said a Canada Goose had gone right through his windshield and hit him in the face. Apparently the goose was eviscerated as it came through and he said his car was a horror show of blood and guts. The first responders had thought the gore was from him and/or a passenger at first. Somehow he managed to maintain control and get over on to the shoulder.

I'm sorry for your acquaintance and his vehicle. But on the positive side there is now one fewer of those [email protected]#$% flying pigs in the sky. Or in my backyard using the lawn as a latrine.
 

rsquared99

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Jan 10, 2008
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Surprise AZ
I recently returned from a trip to Iowa. The morning after I got back, I went to the grocery store. When I was finished shopping, I came out to see 3 birds standing on the curb and picking dead bugs out of the grill work. I decided it might be a good time to take TessTwo in for a bath/shower.
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
10,103
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Toronto, ON
The original reference may have been a bit lost.

I'm not sure if this is "urban legend" or not, but there was a story going around that a UK rail company developing a high speed train had "borrowed" some sort of bird cannon from the US Air Force that they used to test combat planes for high speed bird strikes. When, no matter what, the birds kept crashing through the train windshields, they inquired and were told "you have to thaw the birds first"!
 

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