Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bomb bag

FlyBag is basically a kind of kevlar bag holding part of the luggage in an airplane hold, designed to contain the worst effects of an explosion. Nice idea. You can always defeat it by adding more bang, and I suspect the pressure differential on the compartment walls when at cruising altitude might make them more vulnerable, but it's a nice bit of engineering. Any volunteers to test it in flight?


Assistant Village Idiot said...

You first.

If airlines simply use it, the natural experiments will occur soon enough.

james said...

I'd haul the fuselage into a tunnel, seal it, and pump out the air to simulate high altitude. But I'll bet you could find a daredevil to pilot one.