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Old 10th Feb 2006, 22:45
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Scoutcopter.

I think its great you take such an interest in this business, and at only 15. Great pictures.


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Old 10th Feb 2006, 23:14
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I'm sorry, I see now that it are too many pictures. It's because of I were in a hurry when I selected them and also because this is a selection of ALL my helicopter photo's and I can tell you, I have got verry much helicopter pic's! But next time I'll look if I can get it in one post...
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Old 10th Feb 2006, 23:20
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No worries mate, you're obviously enthusiastic about it - if I posted all my pictures I'd probably fill all 100+ pages on this thread! The only thing about cramming lots of pictures per post (like I did in my last one ) is that it makes the page get really long and people on slow dialup connections get a bit tired of waiting for all the pictures to download.

Keep them coming though, we wouldn't be here if we weren't a little more than slightly obsessed with rotorcraft!

Cheers!
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Old 11th Feb 2006, 21:47
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Just Waisting Time

Was waiting for another helicopter at a nearby pad to clear so I could land and I took this picture meanwhile.

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Old 12th Feb 2006, 01:22
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when the chopper drops you off right in your back yard it is polite to ask the pilot in for coffee

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Old 12th Feb 2006, 06:41
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Nice spot to live BlenderPilot. your own helipad, rooftop apartment with good views.
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Old 13th Feb 2006, 00:25
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Originally Posted by born2fly_au
Nice spot to live BlenderPilot. your own helipad, rooftop apartment with good views.
Allen
Yeah but imagine the wife saying "and try not to wake me when you leave for work in the morning''
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Old 13th Feb 2006, 03:25
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Mi 26 up close

I've noticed a few Mi 26 pics here, but they are all from a distance. I had the good fortune to be able to get close to one while working in Sudan. My company was contracting to the UN and due to the fact that the town I was based in was cut off by land, the UN flew our stuff in for us. Here are some of the pics I took or had taken. It had just rained the previous night. Normally flight ops cease after rain, as it is (obviously) a dirt strip.




I really wouldn't mind sitting here for real. Those are not trees and lakes out of the window, they are puddles and grass.







When this thing gets close to you, you really know about it








That is our company's double cab pick-up in the back. In front of that is another one.








Compare the size of the loadmaster to the aircraft



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Old 14th Feb 2006, 03:24
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flightmedic1,

Your pictures are great, they show the most impressive helicopter (IMHO) in the world better than nobody had shown it before in this thread. Plus they made me feel like I was back in Africa, it brought mixed feelings and in the end I felt good.

Thanks for posting them.
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Old 14th Feb 2006, 10:36
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More Mi26 pics

For BlenderPilot, and all the others that think this is the ultimate machine, here are two more photos.



This is the pilot's side with the flight engineer's console behind him





And this is the co-pilots side, and the navigator's console behind him





I wish I had more, especially of me actually flying one (that of course will have to remain an unfulfilled wish ) but I have none at this time.

Happy and safe flying everyone.
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Old 14th Feb 2006, 10:38
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Cool

Fantastic Aircraft!!
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Old 14th Feb 2006, 12:30
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From these wonderful photos you get the feeling of what helicopters are really all about. Workhorses in action doing what helicopters do best - work into and out of non-airfield sites miles from anywhere. And which the Russian helicopters are best at.
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 12:30
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...and it's still snowing!

Footballfield landing
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 14:37
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My turn to post photos!

Are they going to lift off with that much snow around the 427? Wouldn't that cause a rollover?
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 19:53
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Yes we did, and no it would not. Normal for winter here. It has been the coldest winter for a long time though.
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 20:10
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Why would the snow cause a rolloever? The skids aren't burried. I guess I don't know enough!!!
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the snow might cause a rollover if there was a crust on the top and the takeoff was hurried/careless. i have departed (with an astar & 500D) from situations like that many times.
generally, before you lower the collective and shut down you will have tested the surface and done a good seating check. if there is any doubt, best not to shut down and relocated to somewhere that is acceptable. (in the pic, it seems to me that you can see the flight step and not the actual skid tubes, i could be wrong).
you cannot tell from the picture if that machine is equiped with bear paws or not, but it looks like they new that the surface was solid and flat so the risk of having the tail sink into the snow was taken care of. also, it is obviously large enough (some sort of playing feild perhaps?) and if it were me i'd favour an edge so i could keep the fence/boards in sight during the snowball in order to keep references.
i'd have no problem landing there.
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 05:27
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Lifeline 1 & 2



Base in Tucson, Arizona
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 09:12
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Yes it is a small village Football field and you can see the Flitesteps, not the skids. Normal deep snow landing, with a good thump with the collective to settle it and a slight nose forward to keep the tail out of the snow.
We are quite close to the fence behind me, but a zoom lens fore-shortens the pic.

We have Bear-paws fitted, you never know where you will be landing with EMS.
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 09:30
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Couldn't you just turn on the nightsun rotate it 360 and melt all the snow?

I have seen helicopters so deep you couldn't open the doors.

This a great photo (not me )





I once worked for a company ( TQH) in Canada - we had high skids and full airglass skis instead of bearpaws on all our B206B/L AS350 and B205 - they were great - best for snow, however, was fixed floats. Fun and games.







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