Helicopters R Us

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Weirdo, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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  2. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    We have these also flying around here in Europe

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  3. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Some more helicopter pictures of the 2007 Fairford (UK) Airshow

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  4. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Some of the static displays

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  5. Vagabond_Explorer

    Vagabond_Explorer Relax_Unwind_Chill

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    Quiz - this helo has 2 engines, incredible lifting capacity, 4 TR Blades. What is it??

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  6. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Skycrane, obviously.



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  7. Vagabond_Explorer

    Vagabond_Explorer Relax_Unwind_Chill

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    Dammit emerson.biguns you're quick!! Also known as "Elvis"....


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  8. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Been here awhile

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    Seems to me that I either do not understand your question or my counting is wrong. The CH54's have 6 blades every time I have counted them. The CH53's have the same basic rotor and transmission, the CH53E however has 7 blades and 3 engines.
  9. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    i am not f***ng stupid,but i used too. niles mi.
    TR = tail rotor...

    4 blade tail rotor.
  10. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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    Another Elvis sighting. What a cool machine:D

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  11. Vagabond_Explorer

    Vagabond_Explorer Relax_Unwind_Chill

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    What were the other sky cranes called besides Elvis? There was "Incredible Hulk", "Georgia Meade" and .............
  12. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    My previous pictures were of the 2007 Fairford airshow. These are from 2009

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  13. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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    Isabelle and Olga are 2 others. Olga was the machine that put the antenna on the CN Tower.

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  14. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Some more of the 2009 Fairford Airshow - Merlin HM1 (Royal Naval Air Squadron)

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  15. Vagabond_Explorer

    Vagabond_Explorer Relax_Unwind_Chill

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    Nice. Does anyone know how many litres an hour that Merlin burns?
  16. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    One of these will be in Sydney soon for the start of our bush fire season. Our Rural Fire Service is gearing up for a big one due to lack of hazard reduction burning and lots of ground fuel accumulating. Several years ago I was on the ground, very close to where it was fire bombing. Awesome and terrifying at the same time. Houses and lives were saved. Many people, to this day want to be able to show personal gratitude to the crews.
  17. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

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    A friend of mine, Hugh, was visiting in Melbourne, Australia a few years ago during a very dry summer. There were a lot of bushfires that year and Elvis had been drafted in to help the desparate battle.

    Hugh was sitting at a swiming pool cooling off and Elvis hove into view, hovered over the pool, dropped its suction hose and hoovered the water from the pool before flying off. Hugh was just dumbfounded but admitted it was one of the most incredible things he had ever seen.
  18. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    Don't think it's a threadjack but our ship is down with a weird electrical problem. We're pulling our hair and wallets out with zero resolution.

    Any high time veteran Hughes or MD500 wrenches on here shoot me a PM. So far we've had about six guys both A&P's and straight electronics techs look at it and then troubleshoot by parts replacement which isn't the best approach.
  19. Hardware02

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    Turn the plug around...















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  20. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    I tried...