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Old 01-22-2020, 03:51 PM   #1
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Aproach, Departure Angles Explained

For anyone who may be confused about what exactly a "departure, breakover, or approach angle" is, I came across this clear description and diagram on Quigley's site. This is for the E-van, but they have the same thing for GM, Transit, and Nissan vans, too (presumably with their conversions installed).


4x4 Vans : Quigley Motor Company, Inc. > Technical Center > Ford E-Series Tech Center > Angles of Importance
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Those number only matter if you don't have enough speed...
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That is a great video clip....enough speed makes everything possible.
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One of my personal favorites regarding departure angle. Or was it escape velocity?
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One of my personal favorites regarding departure angle. Or was it escape velocity?
He never went to the Bo and Luke Duke school of jumping or he would have made it.
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One of my personal favorites regarding departure angle. Or was it escape velocity?
My first thought was another text messaging asshat getting their just rewards for distracted driving. Not too many other scenarios where that sort of mishap would occur broad daylight, dry roads and little to no other traffic. I see it was a prison escapee avoiding the police barricade----couldn't care less how the driver fared, just hope whoever was in the landing zone wasn't also caught up in this.
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Why does the term "Flying by the seat of your pants" come to mind
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Those number only matter if you don't have enough speed...
Hahahaha! I canít stop watching this. It reminds me of a time I was on my way to work in the 4Runner and the freeway was backed up. I was gonna get in trouble being late to work. So, swiftly calculating the odds of getting caught by ticket-writing cops, I eyed the fallow field next to the freeway and went for it. Not so swiftly calculated was the depth of the planting rows, made worse by winter rains. Thank god for 4-on-the-fly. I was so scared of getting stuck that I floored it and made it through, no cops that I know of. Or maybe they were too scared to follow that nutball flying across the field. It felt like this video. The folks I left behind on the freeway must have thought I was out of my mind. It was fun when it was all over, though, and I laughed all the rest of the way to work.
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The folks I left behind on the freeway must have thought I was out of my mind. It was fun when it was all over, though, and I laughed all the rest of the way to work.
BTDT, the exhilaration of a bad idea gone wrong that somehow does NOT bite us in the arse is almost indescribable huh?
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