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Posted: 7/26/2002 2:59:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2002 3:12:10 PM EST by Citabria7GCBC]
since the AIRPLANE post is 8pages long, i will start this one. 1:Hughes 500 2: HUEY 3:Blackhawk! 4:Bell Jet (Long) Ranger
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:06:46 PM EST
Bell. We have an OH-58 which is Army version of the Bell Jet Ranger. A little longer blades and tail boom. Same engine and number of other details. Looking at a UH1H but not sure if we will fix it up and certify it. Ask me next year. The Hughes 500, now Boeing, also known as Little Bird, OH6 and Loach in its various forms is a neat little speedster! If I won the BIG lottery, something like a 412 would be nice. Single pilot IFR, four blade rotor etc. Neat!
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:11:27 PM EST
HPD uses a few hughes 500Ds and Es and they are butt haulers! my pilot friend almost mowed over a guy running from the PD. guy jumped off the freeway, and was in a field so he covenced the bad guy to lay on the ground. he used the tail rotor to do the conencing.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:16:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:16:43 PM EST
I'd have to say the OH-58, was a Crew Chief on the 58 for 8 years. Second would be the Apache, worked on civ. contract after Desert Storm overhauling the Apache.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:21:51 PM EST
[img]http://web.tiscali.it/DGAviationHome/N159AC.jpg[/img] This one. Real Bad Boy.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:39:15 PM EST
This one... [img]http://robert.bk-s.tudelft.nl/spotting/France/images/Panther.jpg[/img] Oops, it's a bit big....
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:41:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2002 3:48:08 PM EST by WhiskeyBravo]
Six blade MH-53J Pave Low IIIE used by the 58th Special Operations Wing, 551st Special Operations Squadron. Added link to pic. Server here wouldn't accept it due to it's size. This is one big bird. [url]http://www.af.mil/photos/images/helicopters_mh53_0005.jpg[/url]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:56:27 PM EST
Huey "Cobra"--the original attack helo.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:59:10 PM EST
I like the Apache.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 4:01:42 PM EST
Too many faves. Kiowas have saved my @ss more than once in JRTC. Same for Apaches. Then again there is no better jump than a chopper blast out of a BH or Chinook. ATW
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 6:00:22 PM EST
[img]http://www.thelynx.com/aeroscan/beaver90/s642t.jpg[/img] [b][url=http://www.sikorsky.com]Sikorsky[/url] S-64 Skycrane[/b] Country Of Origin: USA Designation: Heavy-lift helicopter Aircraft Crew: Two pilots and an optional third pilot Aircraft Dimensions: Length: 70 ft 3 in (21.4 m) Rotor Size: 72 ft (21.9 m) Height: 25 ft 5 in (7.7 m) Aircraft Weights: Empty:19,234 lb (8,724 kg) Max T/O: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg) Aircraft Performance: Max Speed: 1 Range: 200 nm (370 km) Powerplant: Two Pratt Et Whitney JFTD 12-4A turboshafts Power: 9,600 shp (7,158 kW) Payload: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg) The xH-53 Is a close runnerup [:)]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 6:27:39 PM EST
I like the Shitter. That's USMC slang for the CH-53. It's big, fast, comfortable and will haul a lot of stuff. I have flown in The UH-1, CH-46, OH-58 and the AH-1 as well. I have flown in each many, many times. UH-1's in formation with the doors open full of grunts is nostalgic and always set me day dreaming of the possibilities. The OH-58 flying in the right seat (Aero scout/observer) NOE with the doors off was a blast. The CH-46 was just plain scary, I was always eyeing the emergency egress points. The AH-1 was a little too confined. The CH-53 is just one bad Helo.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 6:29:55 PM EST
Not active yet, but the RAH-66 "Comanche" looks like a hell of a bird. [url]http://www.helispot.com/photos/01381.html[/url]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 7:39:38 PM EST
Badseed, is that a Eurocopter Dolphine?
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 8:28:55 PM EST
my favs are: CH-47 CHINOOK [img]http://www.vwip.org/images/air/CH-47_1.jpg[/img] The Chinook has been in service with the U.S. ARMY for over 40 years!! AH-64D APACHE [img]http://www-acala1.ria.army.mil/lc/cs/csa/ah64d001.jpg[/img] AH-64A Apache Multi-Mission Configurations Primary Mission Starboard Wing M230 Gun Port Wing Rate of Climb Duration Combat (Anti-armor) 4 Hellfire 320 rds 30mm 4 Hellfire 1450 fpm 1.8 hours Multi-role (Covering force) 4 Hellfire 19 FFAR * 1200 rds 30mm 4 Hellfire 19 FFAR * 860 fpm 2.5 hours Close-support (Anti-armor) 8 Hellfire 1200 rds 30mm 8 Hellfire 990 fpm 2.5 hours Ground-support (Airmobile escort) 38 FFAR * 1200 rds 30mm 38 FFAR * 780 fpm 2.5 hours *
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 8:34:36 PM EST
The WhisperCraft from "Sixth Day" Scott
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 8:37:25 PM EST
RAH-66 Commanche [img]http://www.ndu.edu/nwc/nwcCLIPART/US_ARMY/Equipment/Helicopters/RAH-66(Commanche)/1RAH66Commanche1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 8:50:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2002 8:51:57 PM EST by aLongshot]
My favorite helicopters are Sikorsky Black Hawks, 53's, and Comanchee's. I am a machinist and I make parts for these aircraft. The speed and agility of these helicopters taking off behind the plant always impresses me. A couple of months ago some Marines stoped by in 6 53E's. It was impressive seeing 6 of them take off together. They did a flyby at about 100 feet, it was awsome.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 6:31:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By aLongshot: A couple of months ago some Marines stoped by in 6 53E's. It was impressive seeing 6 of them take off together. They did a flyby at about 100 feet, it was awsome.
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Super shitters kick ass!
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 6:42:37 PM EST
Super Cobra Attack Helo. CRC
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 6:49:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 6:50:42 PM EST by Nut_Behind_The_Bolt]
The Bell 222 is a sweet lookin chopper. [img]http://www.slv.dk/vagar/faerosk_version/news/press/Fly/WEBpic/TEST/Bell222g.jpg[/img] Do Apaches have some kind of noise elimination device on them? One time right after 9/11 a few made a stop at the airport near my place and they were virtually silent. It was very odd.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:01:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 7:03:04 PM EST by Winston_Wolf]
... Flingwings? (1) Without question it's this bird below. The MD900 Explorer. Why? Because I spent 8 years of my life designing, developing and certifying the rotor system. It is the first all composite soft in-plane fully articulated rotor in the United States. Think of it as a "sports car" in the air. With twin jets and a NOTAR (no tail rotor) anti-torque system operators LOVE them. Spendy though. This baby is a pure dream to fly. I saw my first B2 bomber near Nellis AFB in one. That day was without doubt the pinnacle of my aviation career. (2) The Longbow AH-64 Apache. Largely because I've been engineering various systems on her for almost twenty years now. I still love climbing on them at work to work though an issue or stand next to one when the engines are at 100% and rotors spinning @ 100%NR. A RUSH! (3) Comanche RAH-66, cool technology, working the new composite anhedral swept tip blade design and it tooling now. Way cool. Unfortunately, I'm not certain the bird will ever go into production. (4) Dragonfly Canard rotor wing. Because the aerothermal mechanisms that need to take place for a rotor to transition from spinning to become thrusting jets is a mind boggling process and and engineering challenge like no other. (5) V-22 Osprey, been lucky enough to visit Hurst, Texas where they are built (Bell Textron) and they too are an engineering marvel. [img]http://www.helispot.com/images/01733.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:02:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 7:04:48 PM EST by poikilotrm]
1. The one I ain't in. 2. The one I am forced to be in as long as it has an intact and properly torqued Jesus nut.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:14:00 PM EST
[img]http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/hmi24_p_01_l.jpg[/img] Mi-24 HIND
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:15:54 PM EST
[img]http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/hmi24_r.gif[/img] Mi-24 HIND
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:19:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Nut_Behind_The_Bolt: The Bell 222 is a sweet lookin chopper. [img]http://www.slv.dk/vagar/faerosk_version/news/press/Fly/WEBpic/TEST/Bell222g.jpg[/img] Do Apaches have some kind of noise elimination device on them? One time right after 9/11 a few made a stop at the airport near my place and they were virtually silent. It was very odd.
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sweet!
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:23:13 PM EST
... Ha! ... Are you serious? Mi-24 Hind-D are flying buckets of bolts compared to their counterparts. ... I suppose they "look" cool though, sheese.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:34:14 PM EST
The Russian KA-50 Black Shark, though not my personal favorite, is a sweet looking ride... [img]www.defencejournal.com/dec98/images/ka50-3.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 7:41:29 PM EST
RAH-66 Commanche The first US military helo *designed* to handle air-to-air missions (The AH-64 *can* but it was never designed for it, but was 'adapted' to have AA capability). Also faster and harder to detect than the '64.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 8:48:02 PM EST
well my one of my favs if it is ever feilded, will be the ah1z (hens my name). the pilot will actually sit in the front seat and will have one of the most versitile array of armerments on a chopper. the rah-66 and ah-64 are faves to but I have to say that the two most fun I have ever flown or flown in are the uh-60 and the md500/ah6 series. god are these things fun, with the ah6 design ahead by a bit but as of recently with the coverage of operation anaconda and the war on terrorism, the good old shithook is making a come back in my own little popularity race. for a few years I wanted to be an army chopper pilot and went out and got my helo license at 17, until I moved into the pineland auxillary and fell in love with special forces, so now I am going to the 82 airborne in hopes of figting my way up the later until one day I can wear a wear a de opresso liber pin myself and serving with these excellent warriors. but I still love choppers, there is nothing like standing next to an md500 and hearing the buzzing rotors as this nible little peice of mechanical art lifts it's self up and roars off [:D]. still gives me a feeling of being alive that is almost impossibe to explain. alot like my ar's.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 10:15:20 PM EST
Are you kiddin'? THIS is the ONLY helicopter!!! [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/BusMaster007%2FBEANYCOPTER%2Egif[/img] [;D] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/BusMaster007%2Fa%2520DANCING%2520BABY%2Egif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 10:57:40 PM EST
Helicopters don't fly, they're so ugly the ground repels them. Helicopters don't fly through the air, they beat it into submission. Helicopters are a assembly of reciprocating and rotating parts, all of which are trying to enter random motion. That said my favs are: Kaman K1200 "K-MAX" Sikorsky S-76 flying limo Mil Mi-10 115 ft Rotor Dia. AirWolf! Ben The(fixed wing) Emu
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 11:00:24 PM EST
I like the BLACK ones that haul the FEMA guys around.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 11:07:27 PM EST
My favorite is..... [img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/oh-58_fire.jpg[/img] OH-58D Kiowa Warrior My next favorite is Apache.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 11:07:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 11:27:20 PM EST by BusMaster007]
Originally Posted By DevilsAdvocate: I like the BLACK ones that haul the FEMA guys around.
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What color beanies do the FEMA guys wear? [;)] [url]http://www.helispot.com/photos/black/[/url]
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 3:55:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... Flingwings? (1) Without question it's this bird below. The MD900 Explorer. Why? Because I spent 8 years of my life designing, developing and certifying the rotor system. It is the first all composite soft in-plane fully articulated rotor in the United States. Think of it as a "sports car" in the air. With twin jets and a NOTAR (no tail rotor) anti-torque system operators LOVE them.
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Hey Winston, you may have heard of the company I used to work for back in 96, Air Comm Corp. I was on the team there that developed the proto type after-market freon A/C system for the MD900. WE also made heater components for the 900.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:50:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By QUIB:
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... Flingwings? (1) Without question it's this bird below. The MD900 Explorer. Why? Because I spent 8 years of my life designing, developing and certifying the rotor system. It is the first all composite soft in-plane fully articulated rotor in the United States. Think of it as a "sports car" in the air. With twin jets and a NOTAR (no tail rotor) anti-torque system operators LOVE them.
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Hey Winston, you may have heard of the company I used to work for back in 96, Air Comm Corp. I was on the team there that developed the proto type after-market freon A/C system for the MD900. WE also made heater components for the 900.
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... Of course, we'd probably both recognize the names of COG engineers from both companies!
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 10:04:59 AM EST
For me, there’s only one: [image]www.ar15.com/members/albums/199%2FHuey%2520jpg%2Ejpg[/image]
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 2:45:41 PM EST
UH60
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 3:12:27 PM EST
Dude, everybody knows that Airwolf is the coolest helicopter. [url]http://explore.kwangwoon.ac.kr/~k95pa048/airwolf/pictures/scan/alldeployed.jpg[/url]
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 3:18:04 PM EST
Back to reality, the AH-64 Apache is a personal favorite, especially the Longbow. Gotta admit the Comanche looks pretty sweet too though. The MH-53 Pave Low is one impressive beast.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:18:21 PM EST
MH-53j PAVELOW CH-64 TARHEE RAH-66 COMANCHE MY PERSONAL CIVILIAN FAVORITE: EUROCOPTER A-STAR 2-350
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 10:12:54 PM EST
All attack helicopters are cool until they start shooting at you =)
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 10:43:36 PM EST
I love the old Hughy gunship a Classic from Vietnam. [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/Sixgun357%2Fgunship%2Ejpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 1:05:14 AM EST
Well, I will have to go with the one chopper (helo for you naval and Marine types) that is probably responsible for saving more American asses than any other...maybe more than all the others put together, the Bell UH-1 Huey. There's nothing like hearing the distinctive thumping of it's blades as it approaches. While there are newer, more sleek choppers that offer a better ride because they have sloped blades (unlike, the straight and rigid ones on a Huey), they are still an impressive sight. I wonder how many American troops were carried into battle, picked up out of hot LZ's and whisked away to evac hospitals by them when called upon? Still my favorites and will be for many years to come. Out of modern choppers, I like the Sikorsky S-76 pretty well. I think these use the same engines as the Blackhawk's, but they are a bit more flavorful in looks. Bell JetRangers in various forms have been around a long time as well and have served the civilian population well, as they have the military, police and air ambulance roles. For some reason, when the word helicopter enters my little pea brain, the image of Bell JetRanger is what registers. Hehe.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 7:00:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By 199: For me, there’s only one: [image]www.ar15.com/members/albums/199%2FHuey%2520jpg%2Ejpg[/image]
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now that is a beautiful site!
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 11:22:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 11:28:34 AM EST by 199]
Originally Posted By WhiskeyBravo: Six blade MH-53J Pave Low IIIE used by the 58th Special Operations Wing, 551st Special Operations Squadron. Added link to pic. Server here wouldn't accept it due to it's size. This is one big bird. [url]http://www.af.mil/photos/images/helicopters_mh53_0005.jpg[/url]
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Here you go. (What a beast! Looks like a railroad locomotive with a rotor on top!) [image]www.ar15.com/members/albums/199%2Fmh53%2520jpg%2Ejpg[/image]
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 11:45:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 11:50:36 AM EST by SBR7_11]
Some of the rides I have had: 1--Hughes 500 at Niagra Falls- cramped rear seat... 2--2 different Bell 47's, maybe 4 times, nostalgia there, piston power 3--Robinson R22, fella let me have the stick, hate the center common stick. 4--Bell Jet-Ranger, local place got 1 and was giving rides. Favor the turbines, as the power is so much more when pilot works the controls as far as rapid ascent. Mickey, you're not reffering to the old UH-1 sitting out in front of WACO Field in Troy?
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 3:54:21 PM EST
If you rode in an R-22 youse got bigger stones than me! I hate those things! I agree turbine forever!! Much more power, more reliable, much less maintenance, cheaper fuel. The OH-58C uses the Allison (Now Rolls Royce owned) C-20C derated to 375 HP. (206BIII uses C20B I believe). Not bad for 158 LB package! (Compare that to my Super LM Chevy 355 at 600++ HP and 600 LB- & 1/10 the cost!) Change oil and clean a couple screens, give the compressor a bath and that is about it. Costly if anything fails though! Fuel control AD cost about $6k! No, wrong Huey! Can't say at the moment; will give more details after we purchase or walk away as the case may be. Now THAT puppy will cost some bucks to get airworthy and certified!! Gotta love that 1400HP though!! A friend of ours has a civilian owned and cerified COBRA w the BIG engine (1800 HP). Can't wait to go take a hop in THAT THING!! Way cool! Big engine and lite load it should be a real rocket.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 3:59:54 PM EST
I love the old Hughy gunship a Classic from Vietnam.
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Sixgun357, I notice THAT ship was landed a little hard! Note the skids all spread out! SOme guys got sore butts from that one.
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