Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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MartG

16,737 posts

163 months

Thursday 8th October
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texaxile

2,416 posts

109 months

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

LotusOmega375D

5,100 posts

112 months

Thursday 15th October
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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

81,074 posts

243 months

Thursday 15th October
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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

4,862 posts

109 months

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

FourWheelDrift

81,074 posts

243 months

Tuesday 27th October
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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

5,100 posts

112 months

Tuesday 27th October
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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

112,986 posts

224 months

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



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

JuniorD

7,895 posts

182 months

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

Oh just take off FFS!! hehe

cherryowen

9,636 posts

163 months

Tuesday 27th October
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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

5,100 posts

112 months

Wednesday 28th October
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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

112,986 posts

224 months

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

RizzoTheRat

19,834 posts

151 months

Wednesday 28th October
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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

39 posts

60 months

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

Baron Greenback

4,862 posts

109 months

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

PRTVR

5,560 posts

180 months

Monday 2nd November
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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

2,737 posts

135 months

Thursday 5th November
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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

81,074 posts

243 months

Thursday 5th November
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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

4,862 posts

109 months

Thursday 5th November
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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

2,737 posts

135 months

Thursday 5th November
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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 : )