Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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Yertis

16,054 posts

230 months

Thursday 25th February
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Eric Mc said:
Thank you.

Jargon is the enemy of communication.
As I frequently tell my accountant. smile

Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Thursday 25th February
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They're the worst.

MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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Good save - helicopter engine failure at low altitude just after takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYBf3XPwvaU

LotusOmega375D

5,342 posts

117 months

Sunday 7th March
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B1-B & KC-135 Norway report on BBC website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-56300515


DavieBNL

153 posts

27 months

Sunday 7th March
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MartG said:
Good save - helicopter engine failure at low altitude just after takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYBf3XPwvaU
Some interesting discussion on the accident here, maybe not always best to post a vid so soon after!

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/01/robinson-r44...

swampy442

1,069 posts

175 months

Sunday 7th March
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MartG said:
RizzoTheRat said:
I've seen a C17 reverse under it's own power, and I've been on a Jetstream that did it, but I've never seen a fighter do it before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBE41A9VT3Q
A Tornado pilot once told me how they bemused some USAF ground handlers by reversing into their parking spaces when on a joint exercise once smile
No doubt followed by a double engine change!

eharding

11,524 posts

248 months

Monday 8th March
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DavieBNL said:
MartG said:
Good save - helicopter engine failure at low altitude just after takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYBf3XPwvaU
Some interesting discussion on the accident here, maybe not always best to post a vid so soon after!

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/01/robinson-r44...
Ouch. From the video it certainly looks as if the magneto switch was in the Off position throughout the flight. I've known cases in fixed wing aircraft where the engine has fired when the prop was being pulled through due to a faulty magneto switch, but never where the faulty switch led to someone getting airborne with it in the Off position - we live and learn.

A brief Google seems to show that in earlier R44s the magneto switch in the 1 o'clock position was "Both", whereas in the later models the 1 o'clock position is 'Off', so maybe the combination of faulty magneto wiring plus muscle memory of the earlier version in the mag checks?



Edited by eharding on Monday 8th March 12:55

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Tuesday 9th March
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Boeing 727 testing RATO for getting out of engine problems at high altitude airports during take off.


Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Wednesday 10th March
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Rocket assist was also tested on the Comet -


Baron Greenback

5,190 posts

114 months

Saturday 13th March
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swampy442

1,069 posts

175 months

Saturday 27th March
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The full video of the above GIF. An amazing aircraft


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvwF6EVblbQ&t=...

Baron Greenback

5,190 posts

114 months

Saturday 27th March
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swampy442 said:
The full video of the above GIF. An amazing aircraft


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvwF6EVblbQ&t=...
What a lovely sound of an engine.

Baron Greenback

5,190 posts

114 months

Wednesday 31st March
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Real Engineering done a new vid on Engineering of the X-15. amazing engineering for the time and seat of the pants flying also.



MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Wednesday
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Look at Life - Thunder in Waiting - Vulcan Bomber - 1960

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z43ndOGrLdk