Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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swampy442

968 posts

173 months

Saturday 28th November 2020
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RizzoTheRat said:
What's the black pipe/cable over the top? Lubricant for the joint?
Id hazard a guess ay blade cuff de icing

MB140

2,778 posts

65 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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RizzoTheRat said:
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!
I know a few of the crew that flew down there on the Chinooks. Apparently they had to keep slowing down because the instruments were vibrating that much when there near the maximum speed there near enough unreadable.

He loved being on helicopters. Did an exchange tour with an ex soviet block country working on there Mil and Hind helicopters. Very simple engineering (relative to western stuff), mainly because of a lack of redundant backup systems.

Speed 3

3,201 posts

81 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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RizzoTheRat said:
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.
It was a common method in the West in the early days. Like this:


swampy442

968 posts

173 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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Speed 3 said:
It was a common method in the West in the early days. Like this:

What used to happen was - Each blade and pitch control link are colour coded, say red, green, blue, white. You'd attach chalk that matched the blade to each blade, spin it up, touch the measuring device on the edge of the rotor disc giving you the blade flight heights. Shut down, adjust the pitch, repeat.

digimeistter

5,738 posts

171 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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Cool vid of Raptors refueling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw4iHhkbrXo

PRTVR

5,694 posts

183 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Egg sandwich anyone ? hehe
https://youtu.be/-fUsuFRGdhc
( not much footage more a story)

Condi

11,223 posts

133 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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digimeistter said:
Cool vid of Raptors refueling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw4iHhkbrXo
Still think flying fast jets is the coolest job in the world.


demic

148 posts

123 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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slartibartfast

3,869 posts

163 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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demic said:
geez!
I was watching that saying "rotate.....rotate.....holy st he's leaving it late.....rotate....ROTATE"

Dr Jekyll

21,001 posts

223 months

Eric Mc

114,269 posts

227 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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The pilots of those two Ilyushins must be related.

I presume both aircraft were overloaded?

FourWheelDrift

81,665 posts

246 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Recreating Ray Hanna's Goodwood Spitfire flypast.


RizzoTheRat

20,223 posts

154 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Great clip but but it wouldn't have been way better if they'd cut the music completely for the flypast.

had ham

4,413 posts

145 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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Restored B-25 Mitchell flight over Oahu;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCxW1QGBX8

JuniorD

8,098 posts

185 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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Eric Mc said:
The pilots of those two Ilyushins must be related.

I presume both aircraft were overloaded?
Maybe they were moonlighting Sunwing pilots
http://avherald.com/h?article=4ac18a5b

Steve_D

13,208 posts

220 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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had ham said:
Restored B-25 Mitchell flight over Oahu;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCxW1QGBX8
Nice video but has me confused.
The fuselage and engine are steady and vibration free in the cameras view but the wing close to the camera is bouncing and flexing as you would expect.
Sooo. what is the camera fixed to?

Steve

RizzoTheRat

20,223 posts

154 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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Image stabilisation software keeping the fuselage steady by jiggling the image about and making it look like the wing is bouncing relative to the camera I suspect.

Eric Mc

114,269 posts

227 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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had ham said:
Restored B-25 Mitchell flight over Oahu;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCxW1QGBX8
It will need to be restored again. It crashed a few days later.

Baron Greenback

5,088 posts

112 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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https://youtu.be/MQmf3BYOBS8

Good Daily does of airplane, the tail spin stall looks dam scary amount of altitude loss until recovery.

FourWheelDrift

81,665 posts

246 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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RAF Lightning Display. The last multi-aircraft display, plus 1 Tornado.



Edited by FourWheelDrift on Monday 28th December 22:19