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Too low?

Postby FerrariFlyer » Thu Aug 3 2017, 12:31

I don't think it gets much closer than this...

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/08/0 ... g-air-show
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Re: Too low?

Postby HELO1 » Thu Aug 3 2017, 13:09

She's Russian, built to last through anything haha
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Re: Too low?

Postby Helical » Thu Aug 3 2017, 13:13

"Is Russian"

Photo from a facebook post.
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Re: Too low?

Postby rotors99 » Fri Aug 4 2017, 07:45

expensive trench digger :shock:
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Re: Too low?

Postby Probbo » Fri Aug 4 2017, 09:44

Holy Sh!t, the stingers not much use at that attitude and speed.
It would be interesting to see the damage to T/R assy. A brush touch up and a quick check balance :D
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Re: Too low?

Postby Twistgrip » Fri Aug 4 2017, 10:30

Nothing a quick Vodka wouldn't fix :twisted:
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Re: Too low?

Postby Eric Hunt » Sat Aug 5 2017, 04:36

Amazingly strong. Compare that to the AS350 when the wire flicked into the main rotor (tail boom shook itself off).

Back in August 81, a RAAF B model Huey had a tail rotor problem which led to the gearbox tearing itself out, a mast bump and rotor separation, and a drop from 1500'. Not quite the same as ploughing a paddock, but the forces must have been similar. And it stayed on, and it kept flying. Those Russkies!
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Re: Too low?

Postby tinman » Sat Aug 5 2017, 05:20

I don't want to split hairs, but this appears to be a Mil Mi-2, which was actually produced in Poland. And, Poland wasn't part of the Soviet Union, so it's not technically speaking a 'Russian' helicopter.

It's one sturdy peace of machinery though :D

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