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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by andrade1812 on May 10, 2022, 07:36:44 PM »
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The folks at Principia Publishing would like me to post a mea culpa and publicly admit that I committed an egregious error in posting my review of their planned upcoming book on Walter Reca. I posted the review in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that I had signed with them several weeks ago. I simply forgot that I did.

I'm surprised they gave you an advanced copy of a book that sounds like it's just an attack on Cooper researchers like yourself...
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Parrotheadvol on May 10, 2022, 09:17:38 AM »
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The folks at Principia Publishing would like me to post a mea culpa and publicly admit that I committed an egregious error in posting my review of their planned upcoming book on Walter Reca. I posted the review in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that I had signed with them several weeks ago. I simply forgot that I did.

Hopefully all will be forgiven Bruce. An honest mistake. If it helps, I'll buy a copy of the book...
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on May 10, 2022, 12:05:41 AM »
The folks at Principia Publishing would like me to post a mea culpa and publicly admit that I committed an egregious error in posting my review of their planned upcoming book on Walter Reca. I posted the review in violation of a non-disclosure agreement that I had signed with them several weeks ago. I simply forgot that I did.
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Parrotheadvol on May 08, 2022, 02:48:28 PM »
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Things have not been good the last couple months. my mom is the strongest person I've come across. she beat breast cancer and then a fractured hip. several weeks ago she had to be rushed to the hospital with stomach and back pains. her intestines flipped and twisted, something I never heard of and was a couple hours from death had she not called out for help. she was in the hospital for about 10 days and released.

The doctor ordered a biopsy a week ago and the results came back for lung cancer. she must under go chemo once again starting on the 19th.

This has taken a toll on me mentally setting me off at the slightest things. the strength my mother has going through all of this is utterly amazing. she just goes with the flow hoping for the best like it's no big deal. she lost a lot of weight with the twisted intestine, she's down to 92 lbs from about 125-130. being in her 80's shows enormous courage and the will to live. I'm very proud of her and her actions and blessed she is my mother..

Dave Brown

I hope you (and everyone else) has a good day with their mother on this Mother's Day. I wish I could tell my Mother, "Happy Mothers Day" one more time.
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DB Cooper / Re: General Questions About The Case
« Last post by JAG on May 07, 2022, 06:58:28 AM »
During the part of the sled test where one of the testers walked down the stairs and stood there, was it confirmed that the pressure gauge in the cockpit fluctuated? 
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DB Cooper / Re: General Questions About The Case
« Last post by georger on May 06, 2022, 11:20:00 PM »
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Several things.....

The 727 is not centered gravity wise when empty, yes, the stairs hold up the plane. They also use a pole when the stairs are up or inoperable. it just keeps the plane level while on the ground. reason, when the plane is empty the engines weight is greater in the back vs the front so it will tip with little weight change inside.

The stairs will not lock due to the wind load on them, or all the hijackers would of jumped from a locked position. the stairs were NEVER in the locked position. the crew would have to go to the back to retract them for landing. it just never happened.

The amber light on the engineers panel tells you the stairs are not locked. the green light tells you they are in the locked position. 305 never got a green light.

Pressure will register on the gauge, these gauges are used to pressurize the plane. they are very sensitive. you have a sealed tube, basically, any disruption will register. it's not much different than closing a door in the house and the curtains move. once air is introduced to a sealed area, disruption will occur. open the car door at 10 mph and then at 90 and watch the difference wind loads create. several thousand lbs will be pushing the stairs...

One of my trucks has a camper top on it. the actuators have a load capacity of 60 lbs. while on the highway they come down to almost level due to the wind load on them. it is what it is..

well put, comprehensive . . . . .
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Shutter on May 06, 2022, 09:58:34 PM »
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Shutter, can you please remove my review of Vern Jones' book. I had forgotten that he asked me for "non-disclosure" until he published.

Gone  C:-)
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on May 06, 2022, 08:36:28 PM »
Shutter, can you please remove my review of Vern Jones' book. I had forgotten that he asked me for "non-disclosure" until he published.
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DB Cooper / Re: General Questions About The Case
« Last post by Shutter on May 06, 2022, 06:04:25 PM »
Several things.....

The 727 is not centered gravity wise when empty, yes, the stairs hold up the plane. They also use a pole when the stairs are up or inoperable. it just keeps the plane level while on the ground. reason, when the plane is empty the engines weight is greater in the back vs the front so it will tip with little weight change inside.

The stairs will not lock due to the wind load on them, or all the hijackers would of jumped from a locked position. the stairs were NEVER in the locked position. the crew would have to go to the back to retract them for landing. it just never happened.

The amber light on the engineers panel tells you the stairs are not locked. the green light tells you they are in the locked position. 305 never got a green light.

Pressure will register on the gauge, these gauges are used to pressurize the plane. they are very sensitive. you have a sealed tube, basically, any disruption will register. it's not much different than closing a door in the house and the curtains move. once air is introduced to a sealed area, disruption will occur. open the car door at 10 mph and then at 90 and watch the difference wind loads create. several thousand lbs will be pushing the stairs...

One of my trucks has a camper top on it. the actuators have a load capacity of 60 lbs. while on the highway they come down to almost level due to the wind load on them. it is what it is..
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on May 06, 2022, 12:48:55 PM »
I don't know. I don't believe he is still alive. One more question for Vern Jones.
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