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Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:21:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:23:14 PM EST
Shitty place to try to land. Nice work by the pilot.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:23:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BFskinner:


Only a little over 200 hrs on the airframe.  FAA (or is it NTSB?) has been out.  No obvious cause for the engine failure at this point.
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Originally Posted By BFskinner:
Originally Posted By sailsail:
Originally Posted By tsg68:
Robinson?
R44 and a newish serial number. Ouch.

Doubt it was half way to tbo unless they fly the shit out of it.


Only a little over 200 hrs on the airframe.  FAA (or is it NTSB?) has been out.  No obvious cause for the engine failure at this point.
The feds are covering up the fact that the hogs now have AA.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:27:16 PM EST
OP, when was this? Today?
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:27:52 PM EST
I clicked wondering R44.
And then I saw the shadow.

Dat mast!


Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:28:18 PM EST
HOLY SHIT. That pilot greased that helo onto the ground like he was flying a glider. Fucking impressive.

Whole video was awesome. I would love to do that, all except the crashing part.

Thanks for sharing OP!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:28:41 PM EST
I have only ever met one pilot who landed a Blackhawk with an engine failure and everyone walked away.

I dont know if I would ever get in one of those. I view passenger aircraft as a coffin with wings, youre along for the ride and your life is in someone elses hands.

It's almost like that one weekend I went for a glider soar and had fun, the next weekend they had glider crash and the pilot and student were killed. I never went back.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:30:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2021 8:31:16 PM EST by crzapy]
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Originally Posted By CFII:
OP, when was this? Today?
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Last weekend, we went up Saturday. Sunday woke up to a blizzard. Drive back was crazy too.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:30:36 PM EST
I'm going with any landing you walk away from...

What was the lawn mower starter looking doodad the pilot pulls just before getting out?
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:31:22 PM EST
Damn, glad everyone is ok op.

Looked like fun right up until the failure
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:31:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
I'm going with any landing you walk away from...

What was the lawn mower starter looking doodad the pilot pulls just before getting out?
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Rotorbrake
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:32:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
I'm going with any landing you walk away from...

What was the lawn mower starter looking doodad the pilot pulls just before getting out?
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Emergency beacon.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:32:51 PM EST
I would never ride in one of those sketchy looking egg beaters.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:33:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CFII:


Rotorbrake
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Duh... That makes sense, thanks.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:35:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
My fear of helicopters isn't irrational!
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I've been in a helicopter that had big industrial staples holding the windshield together. The fuel gauge also bounced from full to empty about 4 times a second. I asked the pilot how he knew how much fuel he had, he said by how far he flys.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:37:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
My fear of helicopters isn't irrational!
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Flying is for the other birds
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:38:07 PM EST
I miss helicopter flying.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:39:50 PM EST
Hey shit OP.

Glad your biddy and the pilots weren't injured.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:44:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2021 8:44:42 PM EST by josepha1]
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
My fear of helicopters isn't irrational!
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I've been in one once. In Rio, checking out the giant Jesus. I was riding shotgun (no copilot). Terrified and excited at the same time.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:46:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BFskinner:


Only a little over 200 hrs on the airframe.  FAA (or is it NTSB?) has been out.  No obvious cause for the engine failure at this point.
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Originally Posted By BFskinner:
Originally Posted By sailsail:
Originally Posted By tsg68:
Robinson?
R44 and a newish serial number. Ouch.

Doubt it was half way to tbo unless they fly the shit out of it.


Only a little over 200 hrs on the airframe.  FAA (or is it NTSB?) has been out.  No obvious cause for the engine failure at this point.
I was looking through the IPC and AMM with their price list and trying to add up how much this is all going to cost.... @bfskinner
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:48:06 PM EST
Robinson the Glock of helicopters
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:48:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Whitedog:
That big Movie Maker banner really screws with the video.
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Yup

Fucking annoying
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:49:29 PM EST
I refuse to get in any whirlybird that's not turbine powered.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:49:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sailsail:
I was looking through the IPC and AMM with their price list and trying to add up how much this is all going to cost.... @bfskinner
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The helicopter is a total loss as I understand it.  I think I heard second hand how much he paid for it but I can't remember exactly.  I do know it was insured.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:52:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CFII:
I miss helicopter flying.
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I know
I had to sell my Huey
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:52:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TSU45:
They have a way better story to tell
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I wouldn't have even asked for my money back. I'd have been like Tommy Boy, "That...was...Awesome!"
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:53:04 PM EST
I’m glad you had a great time on your trip but why did you not buy or borrow a GoPro.
The banner sucks and the majority of the video is the top of the cab.

Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:53:40 PM EST
Don't fly Robinson, kids.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:54:34 PM EST
Op, are you 100% sure you didn’t (accidentally) put a round through the engine?
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:55:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BFskinner:


The helicopter is a total loss as I understand it.  I think I heard second hand how much he paid for it but I can't remember exactly.  I do know it was insured.
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Originally Posted By BFskinner:
Originally Posted By sailsail:
I was looking through the IPC and AMM with their price list and trying to add up how much this is all going to cost.... @bfskinner


The helicopter is a total loss as I understand it.  I think I heard second hand how much he paid for it but I can't remember exactly.  I do know it was insured.
That's unfortunate. I don't know how many factory jigs are out there outside Torrance. They do sell the parts and overhaul components. However, I don't know the extent of the damage.


Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:56:12 PM EST
Thanks for the video, OP. My son (4) just asked if he could put his car seat in the back of a helicopter. He hasn't seen the ending yet.


A Robinson was at the airport when we drove past the other day and I was explaining how crash-prone they were. So this video is educational, to my kids. Thanks, and glad nobody was hurt.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:57:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By oscardeuce:



I know
I had to sell my Huey
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@oscardeuce seriously? You had a Huey?

Just getting to fly in one is on my bucket list.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:05:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:


@oscardeuce seriously? You had a Huey?

Just getting to fly in one is on my bucket list.
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@arowneragain

We used to give rides in our Hueys for the museum we started to support them.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:06:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
I clicked wondering R44.
And then I saw the shadow.

Dat mast!

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I saw the shadow and knew it was a Robber. .....then again it said helo crash so it was forshadowed to be a Robber.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:06:16 PM EST
What's the little pull chain for the pilot pulled right before getting out?  At 28:38
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:07:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By oscardeuce:



@arowneragain

W­e used to give rides in our Hueys for the museum we started to support them.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/307202/6F8FF441-2FBD-451E-A1F1-E83866BDD5AC_jpe-1778313.JPG
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Awesome. I've heard there were places to ride in OH and GA.

I assume there's no more rides now?
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:08:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fishorwife:
I'm glad you had a great time on your trip but why did you not buy or borrow a GoPro.
The banner sucks and the majority of the video is the top of the cab.

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I own a gopro.

I need to pay for the video editing software to get rid of the banner. I guess I'll redo it.

Also sorry you saw the top of the cab. I'm 6'2" and it was mounted to my head.... Sooo!

Geez everyone is a critic.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:09:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rdblan2:
What's the little pull chain for the pilot pulled right before getting out?  At 28:38
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Rotor Brake
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:10:12 PM EST
I wonder if Robinson is the preferred chopper for hog hunting.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:11:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:


Awesome. I've heard there were places to ride in OH and GA.

I assume there's no more rides now?
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Sadly not with us
I think the GA group still is
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:11:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By David4327:
I wonder if Robinson is the preferred chopper for hog hunting.
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You can make money with them, which is why they are so popular to begin with.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:12:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By crzapy:
I know. But I am cheap as fuck and didn't want to pay.
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Originally Posted By crzapy:
Originally Posted By Whitedog:
That big Movie Maker banner really screws with the video.
I know. But I am cheap as fuck and didn't want to pay.


you paid a huge amount of money to hunt hogs from helicopters but you're too cheap to buy a proper video editor?
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:13:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By sailsail:
That's unfortunate. I don't know how many factory jigs are out there outside Torrance. They do sell the parts and overhaul components. However, I don't know the extent of the damage.


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He said he paid $475k and that the chopper was most likely a total loss.
It was surreal, after the crash we pulled up and he was still laid back and chill after losing his half a million dollar bird.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:13:38 PM EST
$2500 an hour to shoot from a helo and we can’t get rid of the movie maker banner
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:14:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LutzNutz:


you paid a huge amount of money to hunt hogs from helicopters but you're too cheap to buy a proper video editor?
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I wanted to try it out before paying.
A chopper hog hunt was on my bucket list.
Buying editing software so arfcomers can watch wasn't.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:16:06 PM EST
Nice soft landing, didn't look bad at all. Good shooting on the hogs
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:16:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TimeOnTarget:


Yes, screw that!

I would never get in one of those things...
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Ditto. Took lessons in a Jet Ranger in the late 80's. Loved it. Just never finished the training.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:17:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Don't fly Robinson, kids.
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Worth saying twice.

It seems like he felt something wasn't right while still in ground effect but decided to bring up the collective and go anyway.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:19:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By oscardeuce:
Robinson the Glock Jennings of helicopters
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FIFY
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:19:42 PM EST
Damn, pilot was cool as a cucumber.

Bet your friends were pissed they didn't get to shoot hogs. Close call, great job by your pilot. Hope you tipped well.

Glad nobody was seriously hurt.
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