Hey, here's an idea!  

RedheadedMedStd 34F
1734 posts
4/26/2006 8:33 pm

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4/28/2006 1:31 pm

Hey, here's an idea!


You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

It's only a suggestion.

Toodles!
Red

frangipanigal 44F
10406 posts
4/26/2006 9:03 pm

Funny you should ask as I heard the actual answer to this on TV the other night. If they did build it out of that stuff the plane would be too heavy to fly.

FYI - do you know thew box is actually green. Why call it a black box then? Cause after a fire it is charred and black.

FULL of information today aren't I!!

Hope you are doing well.

Frangi x


Dekora 52M
937 posts
4/27/2006 5:26 am

Slight correction - Black boxes on large airplanes based in the USA (there are two, one's the flight data indicating positions of controls, what the instruments are showing, etc; the second is the cockpit voice data recorder) are orange, with wide reflective white stripes. They also have a "pinger" which can be used to locate them after a crash.

Still doesn't answer why they're not called "orange boxes."


frangipanigal 44F
10406 posts
4/27/2006 5:48 am

    Quoting Dekora:
    Slight correction - Black boxes on large airplanes based in the USA (there are two, one's the flight data indicating positions of controls, what the instruments are showing, etc; the second is the cockpit voice data recorder) are orange, with wide reflective white stripes. They also have a "pinger" which can be used to locate them after a crash.

    Still doesn't answer why they're not called "orange boxes."
Damn, I swear they said green, but I believe you. Goes back to being dumb...


dasher121 36M

4/27/2006 7:57 am

you know, many people have pondered the same question. Makes me wonder why not myself.

TheDude.


Wordsmith2004 36M
7233 posts
4/27/2006 4:41 pm

Like comedian Steven Wright for instance as well as....

"If one syncronzed swimmer drowns, must they all drown too?"

LOL

I'm soo easily amused

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WoundFossaTinge 38M

4/28/2006 9:00 am

Ok, I'm a geek and going to ruin the fun of the question... If they made the whole plane out of the material that the black box is made out of, the plane would never get off the ground because it is sooooo heavy and dense. Yes, I am a dork....


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