Probably, it seems to you that to rise above the peaks of Elbrus on a bunch of balloons is a completely insane undertaking? It seems right to you. But to find out exactly how crazy this idea is, only one person decided in our country. Along the way, setting a world record, which is still not beaten by anyone, and perhaps forever remains unattainable.
Madness Technology: Thousand Balloon Flying
In total, Vitaly Kulikov made two flights. The first took place on September 25, 2004. On 360 balls pumped with hydrogen, the pilot climbed to a height of 400 m and flew 8.5 km in 25 minutes
When Muscovite Vitaly Kulikov flew into the sky 14 years ago, and then, rising to a record height, he went downstairs – though, barely surviving and raising the Ministry of Emergencies and the police to his feet – many wrote and even talked about this event on television . But then the journalists were mainly interested in the dramatic ups and downs of the flight itself and the subsequent rescue operation. We decided to recall those events in order to talk about the technology of such a seemingly not too high-tech project. But should there be tricks here?
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As a rule, people who are going to do a longboard with their own hands do mostly a deck, and they buy special wheels, suspensions and bushings from experienced manufacturers. This is entirely justified, since creating a longboard deck with your own hands is the simplest thing you can do in a longboard and such work requires a minimum of space, time, materials, money and skills. While the creation of acceptable suspensions, for example, will require equipment for casting silumin.
In addition, a deck, if you buy it from an experienced, reputable manufacturer, or even if you buy a Chinese one, which will not be much better than your own, home-made, will cost you half the budget of the entire board. And this is a significant part. The rest of the budget will go to suspensions and wheels with bearings. Continue reading
Snow avalanches themselves, about where the probability of their descent is greater, where there is less, how to independently determine the avalanche hazard of a potential skiing place, is described in detail in an article on snow avalanches. But the conversation about salvation from avalanches should begin with an analysis of the necessary rules of behavior on unprepared slopes, potentially dangerous in an avalanche.
The very first and most important thing – nothing to do alone in the mountains. Absolutely. Even if you are going to just walk without skis, and even if the slope is not avalanche-hazardous, or even there is no snow on this mountain, or maybe it never was there, and you went mushrooming, you should remember that there is nothing to do in the mountains. You can think about it anything, but the situation does not Continue reading