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Robbie with duct taped HEC - great concept!

Old 3rd Jun 2021, 15:45
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Robbie with duct taped HEC - great concept!

Obviously, a comprehensive Risk Assessment was completed prior to this operation.
https://metro.co.uk/2021/06/03/mosco...pter-14707818/

Pilot suspended after man duct-taped to helicopter and flown over field


Metro Reporter Thursday 3 Jun 2021 2:24 pm



The nerveless daredevil made it to the ground safely (Picture: Youtube/Mikhail Litvin)
A Russian pilot is under investigation after a man was duct-taped to the underside of a plane and flown above an airfield.

The stunt was concocted by Mikhail Litvin, 21, a notorious internet star in Russia with around 20 million followers on social media.

In the shocking footage, his friend ‘Zheka’ Namitov, 25, can be seen hanging high above the group from the bottom of a plane, held on by tape.

Although there appears to be a more stable support around his midriff in the video, the rest of his body is secured with normal gaffer tape.

The nerveless daredevil made it to the ground safely and even remarked that the view was ‘very beautiful’ while still up in the air.

Egging his accomplice on, Litvin can be heard saying ‘go on, brother… we live only once and need to remember this moment’.

But the prank has landed pilot Alexander Nazarov, 31, in hot water with the authorities.



Notorious prankster allowed his accomplice a more stable support around his waist – but the rest of his body hung on with tape

(Picture: Youtube/Mikhail Litvin)



Russian authorities have launched an investigation into the terrifying prank which happened close to Moscow (Picture: Youtube/Mikhail Litvin)


‘Zheka’ Namitov, described the view on his frightening trip as ‘very beautiful’ (Picture: Youtube/Mikhail Litvin)The ex-military airman is being probed by the Russian Investigative Committee and has had his flying licence suspended.

A statement read: ‘The pilot, acting on the instructions of the blogger, allowed the participants in the video to attach the man to the lower part of the helicopter fuselage with adhesive tape.

‘He flew in a way that did not meet safety requirements, putting the life and health of the hero of the plot in danger.’

Namitov claimed afterwards there were hidden safety measures.

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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 16:23
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It would certainly offer an increased level of protection in the event of a heavy landing - a big bundle of stupid underneath to absorb the shock!

OH
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 16:44
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Better duct tape than super glue.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 05:47
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He had a helmet, must think itís important enough to protect. Perhaps he will consider using it one day.

The most surprising part for me, is that the Russians have an aviation authority.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 18:19
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Looking at this reminded me of the Solvite advert from years ago:


Was this real?

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Old 5th Jun 2021, 08:15
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I see where he went wrong. If he'd been wearing a high-viz vest, it would have been much safer
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 08:48
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That’s the only way anyone would get me airborne in one again....
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 09:04
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every time I open this thread, I keep having this image of a rough autorotative landing, with skid spread.
his body digging a trench in the ground in looney tune cartoon sort of way, closing shot of him spiting a mouth full of dirt and grass.
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
I see where he went wrong. If he'd been wearing a high-viz vest, it would have been much safer
Don't forget the safety glasses, must always have the proper PPE
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Originally Posted by Bksmithca View Post
Don't forget the safety glasses, must always have the proper PPE
You are so right. Far better to bolt on some goproís and just go for it. Either way it makes great youtube videos, thatís always a great reason to use an aircraft like this. Itís not like these youtuberz ever get it wrong and end up dead. That never happens. #ducktape or is it #ducttape?

I would rather have put the helmet on my, errm, helmet. He probably couldnít find one large enough.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 18:12
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
That’s the only way anyone would get me airborne in one again....
When it comes to risk assessments of flying in a Robbie I'd think there is little difference between being taped to the outside or seated inside.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 18:40
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This could become the next "shoe selfie" style craze? Anything's possible when you combine Instagram junkies with desperate low timers scrambling for that next 0.2.
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Hold my beer...
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