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Old 06 July 2012, 00:30   #11
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Originally Posted by whisper View Post
Is there an echo in here?

Is there an echo in here?
there is a way to get out of that space and it is taught to police and chauffers as a form of defensive driving, ie carrying a vip then being deliberately trapped at traffic lights or between two vehicles before a hijack attempt.
this one only works with front wheel drive cars though - turn full lock then give it full throttle, dump the clutch and the front end will rotate out of the space, basically giving you a front end donut - the reverse of what you see rally drivers do.
oh, and dont practice it - tyres dont like it and nor do clutches!

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Old 06 July 2012, 00:41   #12
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or not skill - stupid - if one of the engines failed coming in at that speed it could be a mess. (see bow sprit)
You could say that about mooring with one engine though!

It was skill that got the boat in, fair enough he could have done it slower and was showboating but it wasn't a fluke it went in.

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Old 06 July 2012, 00:53   #13
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true - but if i only had one engine, i'd be even more careful. Skillful until it goes wrong. Looks good though!
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Old 10 July 2012, 11:42   #14
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