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HelicopterOff Topics › Guy goes through full size heli main blades AND LIVES!!!
01-27-2007 07:41 PM  10 years agoPost 1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixDn8Ak4kz8&NR

Bell Aircraft test footage of early heli Bell Aircraft test footage of early helicopter. Pilot was thrown into blades, but only suffered minor injuries.
WoW!

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01-27-2007 07:47 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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There's a friggin' GREAT series of 3 one-hour episodes that air on either the History Channel or the Military Channel from time to time, that take you all the way through the complete history of the development of helicopters, with all the big names and their stories -- Igor Sikorsky, Frank Piasecki, Arthur Young (narrating that clip I believe), Charles Kaman, Larry Bell, Stan Hiller and more.

Just about the best 3 hours I've ever watched on TV. Very inspirational.

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01-27-2007 08:24 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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Wow, good thing he wasn't in Idle Up......

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01-27-2007 08:25 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Early ejection seat testing. The testing was canceled for some strange reason?
Or was it the lack of rope on hand.

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01-27-2007 08:38 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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Dudes,that was Gimbalfan,that got tossed from his first heli.Why do you think he needs a cyclic ring to fly??

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01-27-2007 09:19 PM  10 years agoPost 6
w.pasman

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Wow. He seems to be thrown some 10 meters away.
Rotor speed seems not too high and looks like he didn't hit at the tip but closer to the root, that must have saved him.

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01-27-2007 09:43 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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Ouch.

Annoying the world one person at a time

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01-28-2007 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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that was Gimbalfan
That blade would've snapped off at the root and flown through the fence onto Columbus Ave if that was me. Ooofa. Wouldn't it have been great to be a part of all that though? Toolin' and tweakin' all day long on stuff that's brand new...

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