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Old 26th Jul 2016, 00:24
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Chu Chu
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No matter how hard the landing, the struts can only compress so far -- beyond that the energy has to go somewhere else. I guess other things, for example the wings, would then flex, and to some extent they would flex back and cycle the struts again. But it seems hard to imagine a vastly greater amount of energy going into the struts on a hard landing than on just a firm one.

Oh, and on plain steel it takes 575 degrees F (about 300 C) to get a blue temper. But it might well be significantly higher on chrome plate.
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