Helicopter blade video

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  1. willie_pete

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    That's probably because helicopter pilots know there is something called a " Dead Man's Curve " attached to it.
     
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    They are unofficially called "dingle berries". They reduce the vibrations felt as you pass thought ETL.
     
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    What about the CH-47 Chinooks? They certainly have been around since the early 60’s, and are still in service.


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    What about DC-3 / C-47 ?

    You guys are just pretending you're not old .... :rofl:


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    dead mans.jpg :alex:
     
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    If you find yourself in a fuselage that is going slower than the wings, you are in a helicopter, and thus in an unsafe place. Everything on a helo works against everything else...
     
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    Not trying to out-old anyone, but you forgot the C-119 Flying Boxcar.


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    I tried to qualify for Warrant Officer Flight School. While I was at Fort Campbell the army came out with a new test for chopper pilot school, the FAST-2. And they were still testing this new test. So they had an assembly and had a large group of us take the test. It turned out that me and a couple of other guys at that base had set new high scores for this test, so of course I got kind of excited at that possibility. It would sure beat the hell out of being a ground pounder with a bunch of reprobates and rejects (“military or jail”). I couldn’t get a waiver for being 6’7”, they said that I wouldn’t fit in a cockpit.

    Oh well.


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    I thought it was called the “OH $**t!” nut.
     
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    Oh, Jesus or

    Oh, $**t.

    The end result is the same.

    ;)
     
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    Got you beat easily. My first orientation flight in AFROTC was in a C-119.

    :D
     
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    You can have it. Getting older than I care to admit.


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    That Crash Truck in the background is an O-11A. I trained on one of those when I went through Chanute in 1975.

    I’ve spent a lot of time in the back of C-130H models going from one place in the world to another.
     
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    I heard it was because you prayed to Jesus that it didn’t come off cause that’s all that was holding you in the air. ;)
     
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    I used to work with a fixed wing pilot who called a helicopter “10,000 moving parts, flying in close formation, looking for a place to crash.” :)
     
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    I’m always reminded of the words of one Army crew chief as to what to do in case of a helo crash. “Do not exit the helo until all parts have stopped moving”! Been there done that.
     
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    What will surprise you more (It did me) is that directional force or "lift" is applied 90 deg. (90 degree phase lag) from the desired direction due to the gyroscopic effect of the blades. When I first learned this I was like, "Wait, what?!"
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    Or, 10,000 flying parts desperately trying to get away from each other!