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Old 24th Mar 2021, 16:21
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Homemade Helicopter Fails

Not sure how many of these clips have been shown before but here is a compilation.

There are some crazy people out there!!!

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 23:13
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thats people trying

like HILL HX50 ?
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 02:36
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Crazy might they be but they get my respect for having audacity to try something like this
Even if it get airborne briefly it would be very satisfying experience for him
some of them might be quite talented but lack resources and help
Old 25th Mar 2021, 07:18
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Most builders are building on limited budget.
During the building in case of mistake they can make another part.
Limited budget not allowing them to have proper helicopter flying lessons before testing of own helicopter.
One small mistake in piloting and they can make another helicopter again.

BTW not bad to follow and learn on other people efforts and mistakes...
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 08:02
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This is how it all began.
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 20:56
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Some of them looked interesting and I'm wondering if the individuals attempting to fly them had any pilot training because I'm thinking that with a licensed test pilot at the controls they may have flown. Others looked like an accident waiting to happen
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 01:51
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The scene with the blades slowly rotating over the guy's head with an inch to spare is quite frightening.
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 16:29
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I wouldn't want to be in the vicinity filming those contraptions. The person under the main disc is probably in the safest position should the main rotor shed bits. Until airborne of course. Then all bets are off.

Natural selection at work, Darwin would be proud. Entertaining to watch none the less.
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