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Old 10th Dec 2013, 10:03
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Ice slide vid

Hi,

This is a new one to me, a helo ice slide vid :


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4cc_1386635002
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Old 10th Dec 2013, 11:04
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To quote Bill Engvall:" I hate stupid people."
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Old 10th Dec 2013, 11:11
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Skip to 0:20, some very tall people in that part of the world.


(Amazing what an RC toy plus a GoPro can produce).
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I also thought RC, but if you look at the front of the belly, you'll see another GoPro mounted there. Also, listen to the engine sounds - they all fit to the movements of the heli...

Here's another view of the ****...


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To quote Bill Engvall:" I hate stupid people."
So you think they were skating on thin ice?

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No, I think that jerk in the cockpit is on very thin ice.
Thanks to Flytings post that stupid bast#*[email protected] has a name now.
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Robinson again

This thread was just a Robinson problem, 1hour later?
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Relax people.....Here is the full video....well thought out:



And if you want to read the pilots full explaination that he has given to transport Canada, feel free to read the full description on you tube: HERE
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Ice Slide

I m blown away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlCg56K08hE

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Tetsuo: its a radio controlled model (unless you believe the guys it flies between are around 30 feet high.
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Really! Same as the 10+ other people that have posted this video!
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Old 16th Dec 2013, 20:49
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Check the second video. It does not seem to be radio controlled to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjA2...layer_embedded

This is what the guy wrote on youtube:

"Last night, a video of mine made its rounds on the internet. Some websites labeled it as "Helicopter Skates Across Iced Over Lake At Full Tilt, Nearly Takes Out A Hockey Game!", which, makes it seem like I almost killed 8 people on the ice and they were unaware of my approach. Well, that wasn't the case.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...

Last night, I wrote an email to Transport Canada proactively. Unfortunately, YouTube's descriptions won't allow me to post the full email. Here is a link to the complete email. I will post as long as this allows here.

Email to Transport Canada - Imgur

"I'm sure this is unusual for a pilot to essentially call enforcement on himself, but I put a video online yesterday that I feel might need some explanation. I truly believe it was done in a safe, and responsible manner, without danger to the aircraft or crew-members on the "ground". Since the video is already generating a lot of World Wide views, I figured it would be best to show you and explain how the video was done.

So, Saturday morning, I took off at 6:30am, and flew up to inspect lakes for the perfect hockey game. I found the exact lake I was looking for, landed on a small raised beach and chopped through the ice with a hatchet and measured. Like I suspected, the ice was more than 10" thick. By the farmers almanac ice safety chart, that's thick enough to safely support the weight of a 3.5 ton medium sized truck. More than enough to support the weight of skaters and a light helicopter.

http://www.almanac.com/.../new.../fil...

I flew back to YPK, and met 4 buddies who are former WHL hockey players. I flew them 2 at a time back to the lake, and filmed them skating and playing hockey.

During the day, I tested several landings on the ice with the helicopter maintaining a forward speed of 15kts, and sliding with 100-150lbs of the helicopter's weight on the ice. Just enough to get the skids of the helicopter flat on the surface, but light enough to rise easily and smoothly back into the air. I found it extremely easy to gauge the ice height, and determined it was safe for me to slide across the ice with the helicopter pointed forward, in the direction of travel. I had a plan for a shot I wanted to capture the following day with more coordiantion.

When we returned to YPK, we showed pictures and video to other Helicopter pilots who all wanted to be involved in a second day of filming, so, I organized 8 former WHL players and 4 helicopters.

Sunday morning, we all met at YPK for an initial safety briefing, and flew +3 back to the lake with and aStar, H300 and 2 R-44's. It was -12 overnight, and added more thickness to the sheet. I walked the entire surface with a chainsaw and tape measure, and inspected the whole ice sheet. It was thick all the way across and had no ridges or holes. There was a small section of open water caused by a waterfall at the far end of the lake. We determined a safety line that no skaters were permitted to cross based on our test holes.

The 2 pilots from BC Helicopters brought their hockey equipment and hand held aviation radios to act as coordinators on the ice between the skaters and helicopter.

After a long safety briefing and walk through of the shots we had planned, we began filming. One of our first shots of the day was the video I would like to share with you. It involved the 8 skaters, 6 former WHL players and 2 BC Helicopter pilots standing in a row across the ice with a small hole between them. The 2 BC Helicopter pilots were located on the left side, and the 6 WHL players on the right. I started from a hover, 200 meters down the ice, and slowly descended onto the ice surface at a speed of 15 kts. and slid across the ice towards the group, aiming my nose at the hole they left form me between the BC Helicopter pilots and the WHL players.

As I approached, the pilots from BC Helicopters called an audible signal for all the parties to move, opening a much larger hole which I continued to slide the helicopter through. We purposely placed the 2 helicopter pilots on my left side, to keep any of the WHL players as far from the tail-rotor as possible. Once I was completely past the group, I waited 2 seconds before initiating a left peddle turn while lifting into the air, to capture the entire group skating towards me.

Here is the link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlCg5...

Again. I believe this was done in a completely safe and responsible manor. All risks and possible safety hazards were discussed with the crew. Every person acknowledged the possible risks and decided to be involved with their own free will. We took precautions to place people in the appropriate positions for maximum tail-rotor safety. We had 3 helicopters on standby should any incident occur and first aid trained individuals as part of the extended group."
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Tetsuo - how can you possibly intimate that Thomas Coupling is wrong?? He is NEVER wrong. Aplogise now!
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Adroight - Sorry sir, yes sir, apologies sir...
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Old 16th Dec 2013, 21:21
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Surely no-one would fly in one of those things, would they?
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What a Robbie, clarification please?
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Old 16th Dec 2013, 21:26
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Oh Yes and TC on the thread!

We all have our own opinions
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Old 16th Dec 2013, 22:11
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clarification please?
OK, it's normally known as banter...
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Ok - I stand corrected guys - Having read the later posts and assuming the letter to Trasnport Canada is cosher - it was a real helo - flown by a complete d*c*h**d
Doesn't no closer than 500' to persons, vehicles, vessels, vehicles..... apply in Canada?
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Now I know why some of my family now live in Canada -
great lakes, stunning scenery and no rules
Sounds like a lot of fun..........
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