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Re: Rooftop Chinook

pretty impressive "set your ass down here" shot...
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Re: Rooftop Chinook

damn good pilot to keep that monster that steady

I also hope it wasnt the enemy taking that picture. Its like TAG your it

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Re: Rooftop Chinook

no shark?
j.k. - thats damned impressive!!
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Re: Rooftop Chinook

I wonder if they can controll the collective/rpms on the main rotors sepertaly. I'm thinking it would be easier to set the tail down, take away some lift from the rear main rotor, and just sit the ass on the ground an use the front rotor to keep the front up and level. Impressive none the less.
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Re: Rooftop Chinook

that is impressive! Wow, talking landing on a dime.

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Re: Rooftop Chinook

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I wonder if they can controll the collective/rpms on the main rotors sepertaly. I'm thinking it would be easier to set the tail down, take away some lift from the rear main rotor, and just sit the ass on the ground an use the front rotor to keep the front up and level. Impressive none the less.
Also, since the building is on a hill, is there more cushion effect on the rear rotor...and did the pilot have to compensate for that...?

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Re: Rooftop Chinook

I looked it up, its like I thought. The Chinook controls pitch (fore and aft attitude) by changing the lift differential in the rotors, ie: to drop the nose - decrease the lift produced by the front rotor and increase the rear pitch.

To land the tail but not the nose: set the rear gear on the ground, set the brakes, pull back on the cyclic to lift the nose if needed. Chinooks and CH-46 helicoptors actually fly nose high in a hover.

Ever seen them play motorboat with them? One of the pilots at Ft Bragg almost sank one when he set down on a stump and the water came in so fast they almost couldn't lift. Since they could lift over 10 Tons at the time, thats a lot of water.

I have great respect for Chinook pilots, they fly the fastest helicopter in the Army inventory. Great jump too, very smooth exit.

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Re: Rooftop Chinook

A retired army buddy of mine says they were told not to tell the crew about oil leaks in a Chinook, unless it quit leaking!



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Re: Rooftop Chinook

I was told "never get on a Chinook that wasn't leaking oil: that shows it already ran out."

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Re: Rooftop Chinook

Reminds me of a story my Engineer dad told me. They were working on a hydraulic elevator-like system. Having lots of "trouble" with it leaking so they call in a specialist, an aeronautical hydraulics engineer. He sees their "problem" and starts lauffing. "If any plane we worked on or designed leaked that little, we would tear it apart because somethings wrong!"
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