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Always on forward facing amber lights should be a rule for all classes. Change my mind.

isdtbower

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#62
"BITD could train a flock of special pigeons to fly from car to car ..."

Isn't that what helo's do for some? I found the time trials at the Mint interesting with leading helo's slowing for the big corners. ( Just an observation.)
 
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green787

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#63
BITD could train a flock of special pigeons to fly from car to car carrying messages. Imagine being able to write a well thought out note or a strongly worded letter and having it delivered in near real time directly to its intended recipient! Just need to invent some small helmets and firesuits for the little fellas.

I suppose it might be a challenge to use the pigeon on some of the faster sections. Anybody know the airspeed velocity of an unladen pigeon?

Not fair.... Only the elite teams could afford this....

Champion-bred pigeon sells for world record $1.42 million
 

One-Eyed Peter

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#64
I’m really liking the flag idea. But no need to limit your communication to just one flag. Heck you may want somebody to move over, but you also just peed your suit, you need tequila, your catheter came off and you can’t see ****. So 5 flags would be required to be able to safely communicate your situation accurately to other drivers.
That is a great point, Wendell! We'll need to make sure the masts are tall enough to accommodate several flags at once.
 

One-Eyed Peter

Well-Known Member
#65
Not fair.... Only the elite teams could afford this....

Champion-bred pigeon sells for world record $1.42 million
That's true. Well-funded teams will always take advantage of the rules. We should probably have different classes of pigeons. Bone Stock Pigeon, Naturally Aspirated, Genetically Modified, Open Pigeon, etc. If not, cheating will run rampant. Also, teams will be tempted to start doping Tour de France-style, so we'll have to have pigeon post-tech where blood is taken and analyzed.
 

coolerking

Well-Known Member
#66
You are trying too hard to argue.
Seat time will show you that rear facing lights also have break lights and rear spare tires so you can identify the front from the rear of the vehical . When having 2 drivers on the same course you always have a 50% chance of an accident ,and that percentage is going to increase any time a driver is so confused he doesn't understand he is driving backwards on the course, reinforcing my comment that our population is decreasing with common sense .
If this is truly a problem or concern then run one light at the top of the A post and one at the bottom to act as a vertical delineator to clear up any confusion
But throwing out an Idea like that shows the need for further driver education
Come on....really? It was a joke amigo, no arguments here, I think anything that improves safety is 100% a good thing. But man...what happened here... Been racing for 20+ years by the way.... have a great day!
 

MARXICO

Well-Known Member
#67
My apologies coolerking, when I read a post about a positive move forward and people start talking about flags/pigions and what if, I get tired of people try to resist change in a good direction. I have been racing for 45 years now 31 of them in cars I see new generations of know it all that can’t tell the difference between a 7/16 an 9/16 wrench unless its color coated. Behavior patterns with our youth are becoming more stupid and are having effects on everyone, on the internet you have no idea who just ate a Tide Pod and started typing their version of why not and how come? When I go thru the effort to read a serious subject for the better of our sport I just get tired of having to filter out the BS it just water downs a important topic ,just my perspective .Truth is some people are serious about their crazy suggestions instead of trying to understand the original topic and change for the better
 
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dhjeepgeek

Well-Known Member
#69
As to the Pigeons, What if its hunting season. What about the bird Flu. It would suck if your pigeon was shot down or died from the bird flu before it got the message thru.
 

Speedster

Well-Known Member
#70
What about a flag system, similar to what is used in sailing? The co-driver would be responsible for hoisting the appropriate flag up a mast mounted on the roof of every vehicle. See chart below. (This is a work in progress so any suggestions are welcome.)

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HaHaHaHaHa! I pretty much just Uniformed, then Oscar'd out of my chair!
Lot of thought put into this One-Eyed, good job!
 

Baja Fool

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#71
..... Anybody know the airspeed velocity of an unladen pigeon?
"Messenger or homing pigeons can average approx. 60mph over moderate distances and up 100 mph in spurts. When assisted by a peregrine falcon their speed almost doubles.
 

One-Eyed Peter

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#76
As to the Pigeons, What if its hunting season. What about the bird Flu. It would suck if your pigeon was shot down or died from the bird flu before it got the message thru.
Well, as they they say "that's racing." All teams will have to deal with those same issues. Perhaps genetically engineering a flu-resistant pigeon? As far as hunting season, that's a tougher one. Maybe escort the pigeon with an armed drone that could take out the hunters with tiny missiles?
 
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