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Offline Frank N. O.

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #165 on: May 04, 2006, 02:12:26 PM »
Oh come on, you sound like.... me actually. You know a lot of things, and you cought up again since I didn't know the miliary version was called 550/555 and not 350/355 so you redeemed yourself  |:)\

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #166 on: May 28, 2006, 09:37:12 AM »
Isn't the really first picture posted a picture taken from the movie Warlord?
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #167 on: May 28, 2006, 12:12:48 PM »
I think it was replied somewhere in the thread that it was indeed from a movie, but I can't remember which one, or on what page the post it.

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #168 on: May 29, 2006, 09:44:46 AM »
Who knows the Sikorsky S-76 with a fan-tail?
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #169 on: May 30, 2006, 04:02:21 PM »
hey, wasn't that part of a project called the eagle? (a military version of the S-76 as I recall)...
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #170 on: May 30, 2006, 05:55:23 PM »
Nope, not that project. Try again. It is (was) an army project, a big one. ;)
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #171 on: May 31, 2006, 01:09:12 AM »
I'm probably way off, but didn't they convert some of those to test the effects of a fantail for the Comanche?  (before it was cancelled of course)
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #172 on: May 31, 2006, 03:24:14 AM »
yeah, you're right chuckar  |:)\ (and a BIG Duh! for me...) the tail looks just like comanche's. besides, the eagle had a conventional tail rotor. that version, if my research is right, was trying the tail rotor for the LHX program (later Comanche). another thing sikorsky tried with the s-76 was the cockpit instrumentation layout for the same program. quoting:

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The purpose was to study the MANPRINT or human engineering interface between the pilot and the cockpit controls and displays. The cockpit was the prototype of a single-pilot cockpit designed for use on the prototype RAH-66 Comanche armed reconnaissance helicopter. The cockpit was designed so sensors would feed data to the pilot through helmet mounted displays. The MANPRINT study determined that single-pilot operation of the Comanche was unsafe, and would result in pilot overload. As result of this study, the Comanche was designed to be operated by a crew of two.
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #173 on: May 31, 2006, 03:50:26 AM »
Cool  Thanks for the info MadPilot
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #174 on: May 31, 2006, 06:00:52 AM »
100% for chuckar101! |:)\

Jepp, that was the test bed of the fenestron-system for the Comanche project. Well done: you can cut out the pictures and keep them in your lesson book ;D
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #175 on: May 31, 2006, 01:18:40 PM »
What about hot refuelling? Ever done that?
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #176 on: May 31, 2006, 09:50:06 PM »
"Hot refueling"

See, this picture points out why I consider sling-wing pilots irrational---they're hovering over a helipad---why don't they just land the damn thing, get out and take a leak while the guys are gassing the bird?    Helicopter pilots, HMMMMPH!  :-\

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #177 on: June 01, 2006, 05:38:48 AM »
"Hot refueling"

See, this picture points out why I consider sling-wing pilots irrational---they're hovering over a helipad---why don't they just land the damn thing, get out and take a leak while the guys are gassing the bird? Helicopter pilots, HMMMMPH! :-\

Most probably they are on a rescue mission. The look for a pilot swimming in the water, next to his fixed wing plane ;)
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #178 on: June 01, 2006, 09:06:42 PM »
"Hot refueling"

See, this picture points out why I consider sling-wing pilots irrational---they're hovering over a helipad---why don't they just land the damn thing, get out and take a leak while the guys are gassing the bird?    Helicopter pilots, HMMMMPH!  :-\

Most probably they are on a rescue mission. The look for a pilot swimming in the water, next to his fixed wing plane ;)

AARRGGHH!!!   Roland, you are really hot with the zingers----that's OK, my time will come and PAYBACK is a B##CH!!!   I'm gonna be watching you! VEEEERY CAREFULLY!  ;)

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #179 on: June 02, 2006, 06:55:49 PM »
Well, you know, we rotorheads have to respond quickly.  ::)
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