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    Cool heli pictures.

    Got any cool heli pictures ? Let's see 'em
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    I'm sure you have seen many choppers make some daring moves,
    but this one is spectacular. This attached shot was taken by a trooper
    in Afghanistan. Pilot is from the Penna. National Guard, and a Keystone
    Helicopter Corp EMS Pilot employee called to active duty.

    This is a "unique" landing operation and this particular military operation
    was to round up suspects. This guy could park a Cadillac in a Volkswagen
    spot and have room left over. Man, what a talent !
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    ( PS. I removed the pilots name for security reasons.)
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    An engineer says.... "That will not work".
    A mechanic says..."Oh yeah, watch this".
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.
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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Very Cool. I see there mountains around, could just imagine what the wind turbulance was like.

    Grinder.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Sweet!

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Not much talent to land on aft landing gear. In fact, its a common maneuver that is taught in flight school (CH-47D AQC course) and practed by many units in the Army. The CH-47D unique flight control system with differential collective allows such landing maneuvers that are more common in mountain flying conditions. Same principle behind two wheel taxi for the CH-47D (taxing aircraft wtih rear aft wheels touching ground)

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

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    Power by Lycoming

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Air show back in 1999. Pyro set off a little late, gave us no time to avoid it.
    Yes it was hot in the front seat
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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Geez stalker, lucky it didn't go off in the front seat. Is that as close as it looks?
    Fly it till the wings come off.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Closer

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    I'm surprised that Lycoming didn't flame out with that fire sucking up all the oxygen!

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Here's one of our trusty 212 slinging a UH1 of the 3 Sqn, RNZAF back to McMurdo Station Antarctica after they broke a lift link.
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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    The TGT did go up but stayed within limits.
    The AH-1F had the improved intakes that was designed to prevent something like that from happening if you fired to many 2.75in Rockets at one time. That probably helped prevent a major TGT spike. The ECU did blow hot air instead of the snow it usually does when it is on ( the Cobra had the best AC system, I miss it) .
    Later

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    You ain't kidding about the ECU in a AH-1. I took a ride in a Cobra from the Arkansas NG several years ago (I think it was a modernized S?) and that thing will spit snowballs at you.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    On the top picture I am surprised that the hut didn't colapse, dosn't look very strong!

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Stalker,

    I'm laughing out loud!

    My CPG and I used to dodge the "hail" from the ECU! Although not before enjoying the back massage created by the ice rattling through the seat!

    Oh, the good ol' days!!

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    ORIGINAL: Homebrewer

    Not much talent to land on aft landing gear. In fact, its a common maneuver that is taught in flight school (CH-47D AQC course) and practed by many units in the Army. The CH-47D unique flight control system with differential collective allows such landing maneuvers that are more common in mountain flying conditions. Same principle behind two wheel taxi for the CH-47D (taxing aircraft wtih rear aft wheels touching ground)
    With all due respect, I believe that it takes immense talent to just pilot the heli, period. While the move may be a standard textbook maneuver, this pilot is still demonstrating enormous skills. Makes an awesome picture, too!

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    In fact,most of the people prefer the nitro gas powered

    remote control helicopters because they sound more

    like real one than the electric models.Personally I like the

    fact that for the nitro powered helicopter,you can fly

    as long as you like, just fill more gas.However,with the

    electric model,you fly it for about 8 to 10 minutes and

    you either have to have extra battery packs(not cheap!)

    or a battery charge to charge the batteries.

    But,Super quiet is one of the best things about the electric model,

    so if you are planning on flying often where there's no noise

    restrictions,then the electric model would be the best choice,

    otherwise,stick with the gas model.

    JUST FREE TALK-----

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    What the? Were did that come from?
    Its a fool who looks for logic in the hearts of man.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    While I agree with HOMEBREWER about the fact that two wheel landings are, infact, taught at AQC at both Ft Rucker, EAATS and retaught at HAATS, it is not as easy at it would seem.

    First off, the aft landing gear are approximately 50 behind the pilots. Since the pilots can not see from the 3 o'clock to the 9 o'clock position they rely on the verbal calls from the flight engineer in the back. Keep in mind, the flight engineer can only call two directions at a time (example right 2, down 4/ or left 7, back 5) He will then count down to 0 from there and give you new directions. He will repeat this until you have landed as briefed and intended. This would seem easy enough, but coupled with what ever the environmental conditions are and what your rotor wash is doing makes things a bit more difficult. Plus, once you have your wheels planted the fun is not over. You will have to apply up to 2 inches of aft cyclic to set your squat switches to cancel out the AFCS inputs to your flight controls. Now you have ot compensate for your what your rotor wash is doing to your helicopter. Your nose will pitch up and down while you sit there and wait for the guys to unload and load up what ever they are doing. Also, depending on how large the landing area is you may or may not have ample room to manuever in the LZ.

    The Chinook's aft rotor disk is 18' above the ground at ground taxi and has a 60' rotor diameter. If you look at the left and right side of the Photo, you will see trees on both sides. though they may look far from the helicopter, 10' of actual space looks like 2' from the crews perspective. Tight LZ's are no joke and neither are Mountain Ops. I had a friend who crashed in a tight LZ that I landed at 2 days earlier doing the same type of pinacle landing. Plus, that roof is approximately 20'x30', and you can be sure that there is no way it could stand the weight of a 30,000# helicopter.

    Remember; Those that can, fly Chinooks. Those that can't, Fly something else.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Having been a police officer some years ago, I really loved the Apache behind the bushes! Now that's the way to run radar!!

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.



    Here is the machine I maintain.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Nice shot of the B3. I haven't worked on the B3's any, but the B2 is one of my favorites to maintain.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    http://image2.rcuniverse.com/gallery...4/lg-81853.jpg

    I'm not having much luck posting pictures today.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    B!tchin, that is my new desktop for a while...(c) rotorwrench.

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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Here's one of our S-92's taking off from Morgan City, La.


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    RE: Cool heli pictures.

    Lots of cranes, wires and other stuff around there. Is that the old Chevron hangar? If so I've put in many hours there. Eat some crab cakes Dupuy for me when you get home. I miss the food.


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