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I took the wife up for her first ride. She loved it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2nsBOSZ918
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Very nice!! You took her to the "dark side" of aviation!!
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According to Dad, the retired aeronautical engineer with a long
list of great planes he worked on (F-14, F-22, etc) a helicoptor
is an airplane looking for a place to crash.
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Originally Posted by CJS View Post
According to Dad, the retired aeronautical engineer with a long
list of great planes he worked on (F-14, F-22, etc) a helicoptor
is an airplane looking for a place to crash.
to quote a few a helicoptor is a machine with to many parts lookin for to many places to go
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So do these things really auto rotate to the ground if the motor goes out?
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
So do these things really auto rotate to the ground if the motor goes out?
Sure do...maybe....possibly....kinda.....

But as they say, it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden
stop at the end.
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Originally Posted by CJS View Post
Sure do...maybe....possibly....kinda.....

But as they say, it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden
stop at the end.
Good answer
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Heard them all....

Too many pieces flying in formation....

If it ain't leaking it ain't flyin' (reference the Allison "C" series helo engines)

It's like riding a unicycle on top of a basketball...

Like rollerblading on top of a beachball...

Keep the big fan spinning...

And Menzies, to answer your question....Yes it is certainly possible to autorotate but it is not automatic. Meaning that it requires pilot intervention to "auto" and that the aircraft does not do it all by itself. Lots of training and thousands of autos and it should be engrained into the back of your head as to what to do if it all goes quiet.

Unless you are flying a twin engine helo....then if one fails the other engine takes you to the scene of the crash...kidding!! but I had to work that one in there!! Haha...

And lastly, my personal favorite....Many of you probably do not know but there is a grudge match that is fought everyday between helicopter pilots and fixed wing pilots. It's like Harley vs crotch rocket, Lincoln vs Cadillac, Ford vs. Chevy, Yellowfin vs everything, ....you get the point.haha

(caution LOTS of profaninty)

For any of you fixed wingers on here, to me it is all in good fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu_leZE76VE
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An associate, who was a helicopter mechanic while serving in Vietnam, summed it up succinctly, by describing the fastener which keeps the blades in place as "The Jesus Nut."

I'm sure you can figure that out without any help.
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Losing the tail rotor would really screw up your day.
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
Robinson 22
Robinson 44
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Originally Posted by kingair View Post
Robinson 44
yup the four place I have flown in the sikorsky s-61 big ship and the T-58 all owned by carson for heavy lift at the Killington ski area back in the late 70's and early 80's those boys knew how to fly! You have to be good flying 200' of long line with a yard of cement on the bottom of a 58-T with 30 knot down drafts alot of fun!!!!
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We dropped a howitzer once because it was swinging past the limits
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We dropped a howitzer once because it was swinging past the limits
yup these machines were equiped with exposive bolts and at a push of a buttom see yea . BTW I do love those Kingair's stay safe
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Helicopters have the glide path of a rock.
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Helicopters don't fly, they beat the air into submission....
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I have :30 min in a helicopter as a passenger, Bell 47. Couldn't beleive we were not going to die when the airspeed got down below 90 knots.
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Have y'all seen this video of an Apache crash?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4CQfaBGWSo

Pilot: "Think I can make it in between there?"
Copilot: "Nope"
Pilot: "Oh ye of little faith, look how big it is".....
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Originally Posted by thetubrub View Post
Have y'all seen this video of an Apache crash?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4CQfaBGWSo

Pilot: "Think I can make it in between there?"
Copilot: "Nope"
Pilot: "Oh ye of little faith, look how big it is".....

His career is over....

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