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The lead glande after landing on a runway
Jun 21st, 2004 at 3:59pm
 
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I must think about wheels for glandes Cheesy

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In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
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Reply #1 - Jun 21st, 2004 at 9:18pm
 
Great idea, to throw on a run way, were you able to recover all you threw? What did they weigh and of course, how far did it go? Looks like it wasn't traveling in the point first spiral, going by the impact marks on the side.
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Reply #2 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 12:06am
 
Wow!

That would really hurt the face huh? I got to make me some of those babies!
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Reply #3 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 7:02am
 
The last weekend I only reconnoitred the near aerodrome due to future range tests. However, I had two residual glanes, so I slung them along the runway ad hoc, without any warm-up. I recovered only the one of them. The second one most probably was bounced out of the runway into the grass. That one went some to the left, and hit near the edge of the runway (50 m wide, at a guess). I heard its knock. The first one I have recovered easy despite having no observer nearly the fall zone.

The weight of the glande was almost 120 grams. I didn't measured precisely the distance. I measured only the one conrete slab and next couted them. From the calculation I have got the range 388 metres.

One of the glandes flied with wobbling and noise, one calmly.

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In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
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Reply #4 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 4:33pm
 
Yurek,

Have you ever shot down an airplane with one of those glands while at the airport? Grin
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Reply #5 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 4:59pm
 
It was the military airport in the past. Nowadays that large terrain is partialy used by the aeroclub and different buisnesses. That day there wasn't flights, alas Sad If so, I would try to hit one of them, sure Cheesy
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Reply #6 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 8:28pm
 
Does Poland have good slinging weather in the summer?
Tennessee is VERY hot and humid!
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Reply #7 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 8:41pm
 
I can back Johnny up on that one.  It IS hot and humid in Tennessee during the summer.  It rains about every other day.
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Reply #8 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 9:21pm
 
A few generations back, my ancestors lived in Cleburne County. Do you live anywhere near that area? Any good rocks to be found in ole rocky top?!
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Reply #9 - Jun 22nd, 2004 at 9:26pm
 
Yurek,
That is a very impressive distance! What length sling do you use?
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Reply #10 - Jun 23rd, 2004 at 2:54am
 
I believe that lead glandes are much more accuracy and have longer range than Stones specially in the windy days. What is your opinion?

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Reply #11 - Jun 23rd, 2004 at 6:54am
 
Johnny,

I live in Blount county.  It's about 3 counties south of there.  There are plenty of rocks here.  There's even a river near by if I want some flat ones.
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Reply #12 - Jun 23rd, 2004 at 12:06pm
 
longwinger,

I used the 50" long sling. Normally I use shorter ones, they are easier to manage. That long one I use for longer range shots.

Johnny,

We have the temperate climate, so generally that is ok. Sometimes there are heats too. It is't good weather for slinging, indeed,  specially on a runway Smiley But this summer is cold and rainy until now.

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Yeah, you are right. Lead ammo work much better, no doubts. It is pitty that lead almonds don't grow on trees Smiley I usually use stones as the ammo, their quality is mostly average. With lead glandes I get considerably longer ranges. I didn't sling a lot lead missiles as far, just a few dozens. I only used them for distaces, but I'm sure they are more accurate too. The wind have a much smaller influence on the glade trajectory, because they are more dense than stones, what gives a better balistic coefficient.

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In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
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Re: The lead glande after landing on a runway
Reply #13 - Jun 23rd, 2004 at 1:53pm
 
Yurek, I was going to ask, how do you recover lead glandes??  I'm preparing to gather materials to cast some myself ... I'll keep a few back as show pieces (I do Roman re-enactment and will most likley create glandes with authentic Roman inscriptions) but I MUST sling some lead!
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Re: The lead glande after landing on a runway
Reply #14 - Jun 23rd, 2004 at 2:39pm
 
Mithras,

That glande on the pcture is the first one I have recovered. Before I lost all the glandes, and only knew an approximative points of landing from relations of observers. On the runway there was no problem with it. But as I said above I slung only two glandes. One of them was painted with orange acrylic dye, which has chipped off almost entirely. Soon I will cast some amount of new ones. Yeah, slinging lead is something different than slinging stones, they fly as if they have own power. Good luck!

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In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
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