Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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Bonefish Blues

18,325 posts

191 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Straight out of Thunderbirds!

Eric Mc

115,499 posts

233 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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It's a magnificent beast.

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,611 posts

23 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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https://youtu.be/fPTnmZ_HPAs

Collection of weapon / hard point failures.


JuniorD

8,287 posts

191 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poyTP6tK-3Q

XB-70 sees the daylight once again

Bonefish Blues

18,325 posts

191 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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JuniorD said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poyTP6tK-3Q

XB-70 sees the daylight once again
Is it ever in its hangar I wonder - it's been out twice today alone hehe

MB140

2,902 posts

71 months

Friday 6th 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

Nearly a Dynamic roll over. That looked like some pretty st piloting there.

marksx

4,376 posts

158 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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It's a hell of a machine alright. What's also amazing is they managed to make a 5 minute video out of it being very slowly pushed backwards.

2fast748

802 posts

163 months

Tuesday 10th November 2020
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MB140 said:
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

Nearly a Dynamic roll over. That looked like some pretty st piloting there.
Wonder if it was the same pilot in this vid....

Speed 3

3,324 posts

87 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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GoPro on a helicopter main rotor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu48f7s5Ru8

tuffer

8,746 posts

235 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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2fast748 said:
MB140 said:
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

Nearly a Dynamic roll over. That looked like some pretty st piloting there.
Wonder if it was the same pilot in this vid....
WTF was he trying to do in that second video, absolutely no need to try and get that close.

Bonefish Blues

18,325 posts

191 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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tuffer said:
WTF was he trying to do in that second video, absolutely no need to try and get that close.
One day Red Bull is going to have a major incident on its hands at one of its events I think.

Brother D

3,029 posts

144 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Speed 3 said:
GoPro on a helicopter main rotor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu48f7s5Ru8
Comments are amusing! There was a russian video from start up to take off like a Mi26(?) can't find it anywhere now. Totally illustrated why the blades have a life limit...


eccles

12,271 posts

190 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Brother D said:
Speed 3 said:
GoPro on a helicopter main rotor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu48f7s5Ru8
Comments are amusing! There was a russian video from start up to take off like a Mi26(?) can't find it anywhere now. Totally illustrated why the blades have a life limit...
Wasn't it Mi8?

FourWheelDrift

82,492 posts

252 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Brother D said:
Speed 3 said:
GoPro on a helicopter main rotor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu48f7s5Ru8
Comments are amusing! There was a russian video from start up to take off like a Mi26(?) can't find it anywhere now. Totally illustrated why the blades have a life limit...
Just reminds me to never go in a helicopter.

Brother D

3,029 posts

144 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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eccles said:
Wasn't it Mi8?
Yeah that was it - had the (?) as couldn't remember what type. Just found part of the video on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1030058237017153

RizzoTheRat

21,022 posts

160 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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Brother D said:
Yeah that was it - had the (?) as couldn't remember what type. Just found part of the video on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1030058237017153
What's the black pipe/cable over the top? Lubricant for the joint?


All this rotor stuff reminds me of a chat with a Chinook crewman years ago. They have fancy laser measuring kit for balancing the blades which costs a fortune and needs careful calibration. He was somewhere on an international aid job somewhere and there was a Russian helicopter there, one of the crewmen had a piece of chalk on a stick for the same purpose biggrin No idea if that's entirely accurate though.

Another thing he said that I'd not realised, when they deployed to Sierra Leone they flew direct from the UK, at 6 hours notice. 3000 miles over 3 days. That's a bloody long way in something that noisy!



Baron Greenback

5,416 posts

118 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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https://twistedsifter.com/videos/helicopter-with-d...

Lucky helicopter escape a crash on top of a hospital with no injury and the heart got to the surgery on time.

FourWheelDrift

82,492 posts

252 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Baron Greenback said:
https://twistedsifter.com/videos/helicopter-with-d...

Lucky helicopter escape a crash on top of a hospital with no injury and the heart got to the surgery on time.
If not they might have had some extras.

JuniorD

8,287 posts

191 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Baron Greenback said:
https://twistedsifter.com/videos/helicopter-with-d...

Lucky helicopter escape a crash on top of a hospital with no injury and the heart got to the surgery on time.
If not they might have had some extras.
Looks like the precious organ is wrapped in a bag from the butcher hehe



marksx

4,376 posts

158 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Well, if you're going to crash anywhere, do it on top of a hospital.