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Posted: 10/23/2004 3:55:50 PM EST
It's on right now. I hadn't seen it in years. One question. If they have whisper mode, why would they ever turn it off?
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:56:51 PM EST
Ooooops! I thought this was a thread about Viagra.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:57:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 3:58:11 PM EST by Nexus6]
Roy is the man.

"We're going to follow his lee-dah..."

"Catch you later."

"He checks his sanity with a wristwatch!"
"What do you check yours with, a dipstick?"
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:02:29 PM EST
I've got it on DVD and watched it just the other day. Yesterday?

Pretty good movie.

Malcolm MacDowell always plays such a good bad guy. Probably cursed from A Clockwork Orange.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:03:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 4:04:02 PM EST by Airwolf]
GREAT FILM (have it on Laserdisc).

[WAG] As for whisper mode, I would assume that it's not that efficient (reduced power, muffling of exhaust, maybe altering the tracking of the blades). Would work well for hovering/surveillance but not so good for speed/endurance. [/WAG]
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:09:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
I've got it on DVD and watched it just the every other day. Yesterday?

Pretty good OUTSTANDING movie.

Malcolm MacDowell always plays such a good bad guy. Probably cursed from A Clockwork Orange.


"Look up. Look down. Look left. Look right."
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:09:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
[WAG] As for whisper mode, I would assume that it's not that efficient (reduced power, muffling of exhaust, maybe altering the tracking of the blades). Would work well for hovering/surveillance but not so good for speed/endurance. [/WAG]


+1
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:24:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
I've got it on DVD and watched it just the every other day. Yesterday?

Pretty good OUTSTANDING movie.

Malcolm MacDowell always plays such a good bad guy. Probably cursed from A Clockwork Orange.


"Look up. Look down. Look left. Look right."



Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:32:56 PM EST

Never seen it.

What kind of helicopter plays the starring role?

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:35:51 PM EST
JAFO
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:37:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
It's on right now. I hadn't seen it in years. One question. If they have whisper mode, why would they ever turn it off?



Yep. Just like Turbo switches on computers or Stereo buttons on boom boxes.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:38:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrMark:
Never seen it.

What kind of helicopter plays the starring role?




But the true "star" of the movie is Blue Thunder itself. To build it, the production company purchased a French Gazelle (Aerospatiale) helicopter, which can fly at speeds of 200 MPH, and added several prop gimmicks to it. The Gazelle is so maneuverable that the stunt pilots were able to effectively reproduce the 360° loop which Scheider is seen performing on screen.

The shame of the movie is that not only is it a French helo, but a Blue French Helo, and it's intended to be used against civilians. Creepy, huh?
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:39:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By norman74:
It's on right now. I hadn't seen it in years. One question. If they have whisper mode, why would they ever turn it off?



Yep. Just like Turbo switches on computers or Stereo buttons on boom boxes.


OMFG, I forgot about Turbo switches.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:48:45 PM EST


Link Posted: 10/23/2004 5:03:19 PM EST
I actually just bought it on DVD for $5.99 here at our local good guys store in Las Vegas.Great aerial scenes.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 5:28:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By DrMark:
Never seen it.

What kind of helicopter plays the starring role?




But the true "star" of the movie is Blue Thunder itself. To build it, the production company purchased a French Gazelle (Aerospatiale) helicopter, which can fly at speeds of 200 MPH, and added several prop gimmicks to it. The Gazelle is so maneuverable that the stunt pilots were able to effectively reproduce the 360° loop which Scheider is seen performing on screen.

The shame of the movie is that not only is it a French helo, but a Blue French Helo, and it's intended to be used against civilians. Creepy, huh?



Yeah, but it was Erased.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:07:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 10:07:54 AM EST by Bklyn_Irish]

You think you were fooling anyone with that broken radio bullshit? Christ, Frank...that went out the window two days after Marconi invented the fucking thing!"



A load of great lines in this movie...highly recommend it!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:08:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nexus6:
"Catch you later."



"Irritating little cocksucker, isn't he?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:11:35 AM EST
The problem with whisper mode was that it placed too much strain on the Dilithium Crystals.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:17:47 AM EST
great flix, own it on dvd. i even liked the short lived Tv show.
<----see to the left.
Ronald
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:50:11 AM EST
Another TV show fan here.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:23:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By rmdye:
great flix, own it on dvd. i even liked the short lived Tv show.
<----see to the left.
Ronald


Just Another Just Another FO.
When I look up redundant in the dictionary, it say see redundant.
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