Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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texaxile

2,498 posts

113 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Eric Mc said:
Yes.
Thanks for the reply.

LotusOmega375D

5,270 posts

116 months

Thursday 15th October 2020
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Apologies if re-post, but John Nicholl being flown supersonic in a Thunder City Lightning back in the day.

https://youtu.be/b-4wuvw_5GM

I like the way he says “I’ve done this, I know” when being shown how the ejector seat works.

FourWheelDrift

81,695 posts

247 months

Thursday 15th October 2020
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LotusOmega375D said:
Apologies if re-post, but John Nicholl being flown supersonic in a Thunder City Lightning back in the day.

https://youtu.be/b-4wuvw_5GM

I like the way he says “I’ve done this, I know” when being shown how the ejector seat works.
Same plane and pilot that crashed in 2009.

If he needed to eject it's likely it would not have worked.

Baron Greenback

5,108 posts

113 months

Sunday 18th October 2020
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Crazy aborted landing on a carrier, 1st footage rest of it is OK.

FourWheelDrift

81,695 posts

247 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Kamen K-Max intermeshing rotor helicopter.



Since the previous one had gone "private" rolleyes

Edited by FourWheelDrift on Wednesday 28th October 19:15

LotusOmega375D

5,270 posts

116 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Mr Kaman’s first such helicopter flew way back in 1947. Why use one set of rotor blades when two will do?

Eric Mc

114,394 posts

228 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Sometimes even two rotors aren't enough -



Edited by Eric Mc on Tuesday 27th October 16:45

JuniorD

8,101 posts

186 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Kamen K-Max intermeshing rotor helicopter.

Oh just take off FFS!! hehe

cherryowen

9,786 posts

167 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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I love B1-B's, and this popped up on my YT feed earlier:-



Go to 2:42 for a spectacular twilight take-off from Nellis over Las Vegas.


LotusOmega375D

5,270 posts

116 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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What’s that pod poking out from under the right hand side of the fuselage behind the forward undercarriage? Have they introduced on-board WiFi?

Eric Mc

114,394 posts

228 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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Probably an ECM Pod of some sort.

RizzoTheRat

20,287 posts

155 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Kamen K-Max intermeshing rotor helicopter.

Always looks like odd design as you're wasting power with the off axis lift, but presumably it wastes a lot less power than having a tail rotor or carrying enough fuselage to fit a more conventional twin rotor design, and much less complex than coaxial rotors. Clearly works though, it can lift more than it's own weight!


phil squares

44 posts

64 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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The protrusion is a "Lightening Pod" which is a targeting pod for precision weapons.

Baron Greenback

5,108 posts

113 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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Poor student solo landing rough and lucky heli landing worth a watch

PRTVR

5,727 posts

184 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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Swordfish carrier operation, now I understand what the aerials are.for at the back of old carriers are for.
https://youtu.be/QIf7wMOGFM0
His other videos on the British carrier group operating in the Pacific in the second world war are really interesting, with voices of the crews taking part.
https://youtu.be/u57eMtz-PAE

Brother D

2,901 posts

139 months

Thursday 5th November 2020
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99% sure this wasn't posted before (and no it's not model as it looks in the thumbnail) - but crikey that was close




FourWheelDrift

81,695 posts

247 months

Thursday 5th November 2020
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Brother D said:
99% sure this wasn't posted before (and no it's not model as it looks in the thumbnail) - but crikey that was close

Did you see it's last flight? Pilot is a 1st grade idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOfg0Q5mX3o

Baron Greenback

5,108 posts

113 months

Thursday 5th November 2020
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Set down again to rearange pants! Too close like the helicopter hitting a tent in my link, lucky people.

Edited by Baron Greenback on Thursday 5th November 19:52

Brother D

2,901 posts

139 months

Thursday 5th November 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Did you see it's last flight? Pilot is a 1st grade idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOfg0Q5mX3o
Ha that video came up shortly later : )

Speed 3

3,205 posts

82 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Valkyrie on the move:

https://youtu.be/poyTP6tK-3Q