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Firebird exercise

Flying above the tarmac under the ladder of modified fire truck.
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An extendable ladder equipment on a fire truck could be lightened such that it could be operated while driving the truck under a load of a flyer's weight at maximum angle and extension. A controllable winch cable at tip of ladder could give that exciting tarmac close degree of freedom.

Computer control would be needed. Inputs would again come from flyers inputs, which would be translated into turntable rotation, ladder extension, winch cable movement and instructions for driver.

Driver of the ladder truck, via augmented reality, would be shown speed and direction to drive. Of course, all trucks on the tarmac are networked and relative positions and paths would be computed for these inter-weaved Firebird flights.

For extra fire crew exercising/training, ladder extension and cable control are replaced with manual grinders.

wjt, Jan 28 2020

The Firebird, a ballet by Igor Stravinsky https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/The_Firebird
Lots of exercise in this one. [DrBob, Feb 05 2020]

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       From the title I thought this was going to be an exercise regime for unfit pet phoenixes.
hippo, Jan 28 2020
  

       Turntable ladders, like cranes, deploy outriggers when the ladder is deployed more than a certain angle from the centreline of the vehicle.   

       So, you'd need permanent outriggers, sprung to conform to terrain variations, and with free-pivoting wheels (castors) on the outboard ends.   

       This will make the vehicle very much wider than the basic chassis, and rather unwieldy.
8th of 7, Jan 28 2020
  

       I like it but I propose using a t-top Pontiac Firebird instead of the fire truck
sninctown, Jan 29 2020
  

       [8th] that's way I wrote that the ladder needs cutting back on weight ( a pole vault pole can support a person). Although, the outriggers could have weight and dynamically deploy it outwards without putting the pads down.   

       It's all down to whether the dynamic weight of person can be carried by the engine's dynamic weight. More stress on the driver following the computers instructions as the turntable turns with an acute extension.   

       A full water tank might help with weight but may heighten the centre of gravity.
wjt, Jan 29 2020
  

       Can we equip the flyers with jousting poles please?
BunsenHoneydew, Feb 04 2020
  

       This idea is severely underbunned.
Voice, Feb 04 2020
  

       //More stress on the driver following the computers instructions as the turntable turns with an acute extension.//   

       Just use computers to directly drive the firetrucks. They're better at calculating physics on the fly, and networking them would help them not collide. Although refusing the user's input where it risks a collision would cause some frustration.
Voice, Feb 04 2020
  

       //So, you'd need permanent outriggers, sprung to conform to terrain variations, and with free-pivoting wheels (castors) on the outboard ends.//   

       Agreed.
I once tried to gravel surf behind a rubber tire back hoe when I worked for a road crew this one time holding onto cable slings hanging from the hook on the bucket, (yes I was young impervious and stupid),and found out the hard way that any variation in tilt of the machine translates to a whip effect on any cables attached to it and if you're grip is strong enough you'll find yourself looking down on said machine from a great height in a fraction of a second while pinwheeling your legs like Wile E Coyote and frantically praying that the particular reality you are currently within is one where you can pull a landing roll from out of your Acme save-my-ass bag.
  

       So yeah. Even on a flat road, some compensation for sway would be good or I ain't goin on that particular ride again.   

       Nuh ugh.   

       //This idea is severely underbunned.//   

       Don't mind, I am not one for the frivolous bun gifting. There's enough stuff produced in the world because of temporary excitement.
wjt, Feb 04 2020
  

       //Can we equip the flyers with jousting poles please?
-- BunsenHoneydew, Feb 04 2020//
- I spent so much time in the 80's playing that game!
hippo, Feb 04 2020
  

       [hippo] I am guessing you had to be good at it to keep then flyers aloft and continuously in the game.
wjt, Feb 05 2020
  
      
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