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SkyChimp
11-27-2004, 05:08 PM
Flew around in a thunderstorm for about a half hour. Some close ones, but no hits. Is it possible? What happens?

This one sure was pretty, though.

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/strike.jpg

SkyChimp
11-27-2004, 05:08 PM
Flew around in a thunderstorm for about a half hour. Some close ones, but no hits. Is it possible? What happens?

This one sure was pretty, though.

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/strike.jpg

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-27-2004, 05:19 PM
Nope not happend to me or anyone I know. Eye candy ?

OldMan____
11-27-2004, 05:32 PM
I can alredy see the postings:

The lighting damage is undermodeled!

The lightning dispersion is wrong!

The book XXX form XXX says that the lightnings had a 20:1 kill ratio and could do anything better than any other climatic manifestation.

PBNA-Boosher
11-27-2004, 05:36 PM
Don't believe it's possible in game, however, if it does happen, I suggest you belly land the plane immediately, OR, when you land, DO NOT GET OUT! Since you would be the grounding connection between the lightning and the runway, the entire electrical force of that lightning will strike you as you leave the plane. Best let someone with a long metal pole touch the plane first, or set it down in the water near a ship. Oh, and BTW, electrical burns suck.

icrash
11-27-2004, 05:53 PM
I read a post quite awhile back where somebody actually got hit (one of the wings). I don't recall what damage was done but I don't think the pilot walked away.

3.JG51_BigBear
11-27-2004, 05:58 PM
I was parked on the runway waiting to take off and lightning came down right where my plane was sitting. It seemed to be touching the ground, not hiting the plane, and nothing happened.

Ankanor
11-27-2004, 06:10 PM
Not in THIS game...

I recently palyed CounterStrike with a few friends of mine, not the Condition Zero, but the old one. All in the middle of the shooting one got hit by a lightning, boy, we had a laughter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

"Next time, buy a glock and don't point it at the sky!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Kandiru-Aku
11-27-2004, 07:51 PM
It is simple physics at work.

A metallic cage will contain all the electrons on the outside no matter how charged. You may remember the experiment shown about the minivan hit by lightning with 6 passengers in the lab.

It is called "the Farad(a)y cage effect" and it works the same with planes. Stay inside youll be OKhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh BTW i am Kandiru!

LEXX_Luthor
11-27-2004, 07:54 PM
Wellcome to Forgotten Board AKu

Could you leap from the cockpit to the ground and be safe? --ignoring broken bones

SkyChimp
11-27-2004, 09:30 PM
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/light1.jpg
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/light2.jpg
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/light3.jpg

woofiedog
11-27-2004, 09:51 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifExtremely Nice Screen Shots Sky Chimp!
Did you use some type of Photo Shop?
These would make good Post Cards.

p1ngu666
11-27-2004, 10:23 PM
u should put em in high res screens thread..

i think u earth thru the tyres, as they have metal in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

NorrisMcWhirter
11-28-2004, 07:11 AM
Hi,

Try landing away from trees and getting your golf clubs out; that normally does the trick in attracting lightning http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Otherwise, as said, the Faraday cage effect should protect "you" but the amount of damage the plane can receive varies depending upon the resistance of the fuselage (for example, if there is a poor current path through/over the skin).

Cheers,
Norris

mortoma
11-28-2004, 10:46 AM
I have gotten struck by the P-38 Lightning but not real lightning.