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      09-18-2008, 07:52 PM   #23
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this is one disgusting thread...
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      09-18-2008, 07:54 PM   #24
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Damn fox fucked up the engine
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      09-18-2008, 08:16 PM   #25
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I've hit birds at least twice that I can remember. One hit the top part of the front of the hood and bounced (what seemed like) straight up. I saw it hit the road behind me in my rearview mirror. Another one hit the radio antenna. Lucky shot I guess.

When flying, I've been on collision courses with birds many times but in all cases they veer off before getting hit. That's a good thing since planes generally travel much faster than cars and you've seen here what they can do to cars. The military loses lots of planes every year to birds being sucked into engines. The specifications for jet engines used on airliners call for the engine to survive even if it ingests a bird. Learjet procedures call for the pilot or crew to turn on the windscreen defroster below 10,000 feet (or thereabouts) so that it is more pliable should a bird hit it.

I think they should change the vegetarian rules to allow them to eat chicken and turkey.
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      09-19-2008, 01:45 AM   #26
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this is one disgusting thread...
OMG, yeah never intended for it to turn into a graphic road-kill thread!

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I was in london a few years back when I was on vacation. The the suite I booked was occupied so I was down graded to a smaller suite. So long story sort, the hotel provided me with a brand new rolls royce phantom and a driver for the duration of my stay as compensation. When I was on the M25... doin abt 150... a bird planted itself inside the grill. It went through the radiator... I guess that's like 20K worth of damage right there! hahaha.
Yeah, looking at some of the pics on this thread, I guess I'm really glad that the crow just glanced off the top of my windscreen!

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I thought the post read 'hit a cow.'
Oh Jeez, thank God it wasn't!

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Why in gods name were you driving 210 km/h?
On track?? In Germany??
Crazy fella
Glad you and your car are ok

Edit: Ok on highway ,still in Germany???
India. Highway.

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yeah that hood vent sucked the crow in! ;(
You think? I am actually wondering if it played any (small) part in what happened.

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I've hit a bird.........or rather, had a bird hit me while riding my GSXR. It felt like somebody punched my right shoulder. Luckily for the bird, it was able to fly away since it only hit a 180 lb. human moving at about 30-40 mph. It might not have been so lucky had I been driving.

It's weird though.....

...when riding, even bugs (..especially bees) create a noticeable thump when I hit them. Leather has saved my ass from stings on a number of occasions.
Yeah, I know what you're saying!
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      09-19-2008, 01:57 AM   #27
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Guys,

A few months ago I had received this one (is it off-topic since it is not a bird?!?!?). I know, disgusting, isn't it?

Anyhow, at that time they mentioned that the bimmer was traveling at a speed of ~140MPH / 230 km/h when it hit this fox. I am not sure 100% about this speed though as it sounds a little high, but if you think that the crow hitting a car made some noise... imagine here????

I sure hope not to hit one of the many deer or other wild animal that live in the tri-state area!


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      09-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #28
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Nastiest thing I have ever seen guys... poor fox man. That really REALLY sucks. I have a funny story to go along with the OP's start... On my DRIVING TEST, when I first turned 16 I had this blind as a bat old woman giving me the test. The drive started out behind the DMV and we were driving out of the parking lot, there was a HUGE puddle ahead and the lady told me to just drive through it, no need to slow down its there everyday. On this day there were like 400 birds drinking I guess and I figured they would fly out of the way so I cruise through. Not the greatest Idea, I think I ran over a few, but this lady told me to go through it!... She ended up yelling at me and deducting points, telling me I was heartless and that I should have known better. Keep in mind I am 16 and ALL I WANT is my license and to pass my test! Bitch. I did feel bad about the birds though...
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      09-19-2008, 08:37 AM   #29
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When I was at the range I nailed a bird in the face with my drive....


it died

Glad to hear the car was OK
lmao.... My firend was hitting tennis balls at like 3 birds flying over and he nailed one. Feathers everywhere and the little guy did not make it.
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      09-19-2008, 09:41 AM   #30
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Here's what happens when a chicken tries to cross the road in front of a car going 160mph.
i didn't know that a boxter could go 160 mph...must have been a tail wind
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      09-19-2008, 01:43 PM   #31
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Why did the chicken cross half the road?




Cause it wanted to meet that boxster half way,,,, half way through the windsheild.


lolol

Thats just plain sick.....barfffffffffffffffffff
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      09-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #32
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Here's what happens when a chicken tries to cross the road in front of a car going 160mph.
Kentucky Fried chicken anyone?
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      09-19-2008, 01:48 PM   #33
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So I was on the highway the other day, going FAST, and noticed that a pair of pigeons flew very low over the car. Around 15 seconds later I noticed a pair of crows about to fly across the car from left -> right. I briefly thought, "Shit they aren't gonna make it" and then it happened...BANG!!!!! One of them hit the very top of the windscreen exactly at the seal between the screen and the roof. It made the most sickeningly loud bang.

I pulled over and checked for damage. None, thankfully. I never knew you could hit a bird in flight with a car. Never had that happen before. I thought the aerodynamics would prevent that, and that made me wonder...do you guys think the air vent on the left of the bonnet could have been part of the reason?

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I would be careful. That family of Raven going to being keeping an eye on you. They will attack when least expected. j/k
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      09-19-2008, 02:37 PM   #34
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wow.......I remember hitting a goose in flight at around 40-50mph and I slowed down so it just kind of rolled off my windshield......no blood or damage...luckily...and I believe it was ok too
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      09-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #35
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I would be careful. That family of Raven going to being keeping an eye on you. They will attack when least expected. j/k
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      09-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #36
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I've hit a bird.........or rather, had a bird hit me while riding my GSXR. It felt like somebody punched my right shoulder. Luckily for the bird, it was able to fly away since it only hit a 180 lb. human moving at about 30-40 mph. It might not have been so lucky had I been driving.

It's weird though.....

...when riding, even bugs (..especially bees) create a noticeable thump when I hit them. Leather has saved my ass from stings on a number of occasions.


I did the same thing! I was rinding a ZX10 and going through a corner at about 50 and a huge blackbird flew right out and bounced off my fairing, then my shoulder/arm.

Holy shit did that hurt. Felt like somebody threw a bag of cement at me. Cracked the fairing too.




This thread is , but kind of funny.
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      09-23-2008, 02:13 PM   #37
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So I was on the highway the other day, going FAST, and noticed that a pair of pigeons flew very low over the car. Around 15 seconds later I noticed a pair of crows about to fly across the car from left -> right. I briefly thought, "Shit they aren't gonna make it" and then it happened...BANG!!!!! One of them hit the very top of the windscreen exactly at the seal between the screen and the roof. It made the most sickeningly loud bang.

I pulled over and checked for damage. None, thankfully. I never knew you could hit a bird in flight with a car. Never had that happen before. I thought the aerodynamics would prevent that, and that made me wonder...do you guys think the air vent on the left of the bonnet could have been part of the reason?

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Your bird had enough inertia that it just kept going in a relatively straight line even though the airflow goes up and over the car. It is the old F = M*A equation.

I once hit a ruffed grouse years ago at about 100 km/hr. It came up out of the ditch and straight into the grill. It made one hell of loud bang. No chance it was going to get sucked over the car in the slipstream.
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      09-23-2008, 02:34 PM   #38
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How about this one.. lol No BMW content, but it is a bird!
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How about this one.. lol No BMW content, but it is a bird!
BINGo. Target hit.
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