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12-02-2007 07:11 PM  10 years agoPost 1
MattJen

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I was being an annorak today and watching the Airwolf series from the 80's.

There was an episode where they were chasing after a nuclear tipped missile ( Called Sling Shot) and to catch up with it they had to reach a speed of Mark2 ( unknown i know)
well in this part Hawk said "remove the lid" at which time he re engaged the turbo's and sped up to mark 2.

All i want to know is what was "the Lid"

I have asked many people and no one knows...

I apprecite i need to really get out more, but as the weather is awful in kent at the moment i have time to ponder these things

if anyone can help i would apprecite it as it is worht a case of beer to me

Matt

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12-02-2007 07:30 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Smokeyboy

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I think it's the lid of the third case of beer he's talking about!

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12-02-2007 11:49 PM  10 years agoPost 3
MattJen

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DOH!!!!!!!!!

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12-03-2007 12:50 AM  10 years agoPost 4
avconslt

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I believe he was referencing to the governors on the turbojets!

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12-03-2007 03:46 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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Remove the Lid = Opening something up = Open up the engines to max+ power.

My FE in P-3 Orions always said to 'crank the bitch up' or 'light a fire under her a##" or "firewall the levers".

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12-03-2007 06:57 AM  10 years agoPost 6
coptercptn

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first off let's all agree that the terminology in that series is all in the mind of the writers and most if not all of it never made any prototypical sense....
No. 1 a "turbo" is something fitted on an internal combustion engine to force air into it for more horse power...not gonna see that on any kind of turbine. And on all the real Helicopters I ever flew power was dictated by Temperature..mainly what we referred to as T-5, or the temp at the turbine itself.
Not the combustion chamber but the turbine that provided the torque to spin the blades...
Yes I said blades! there is no Thrust from the back of a turbshaft engine..(well non to speak of anyway) just a whole bunch of heat!
so the hotter the air at the turbine = more force against the turbine rotor and more torque at the gearbox/head to spin the blades.
In Vietnam if we got into a bind the first thing we did was click up the fuel control valve and raise the T-5..Then be prepared to catch hell when the maintenance guys found out about it..but if you made it back..it was worth it...
so When you see Stringfellow "Light the turbos" and it boosts that speed out of this world...think of Flash Gordon...cuz even if it could go that fast..the rotor head would be some where else!!

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12-08-2007 12:02 AM  10 years agoPost 7
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Knowing the pilot (Jan Micheal Vincent) and his habits. I believe it was referring to a 60s-70s term for a bag of the wacky tobacky...LOL

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12-08-2007 12:34 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Copter Doctor

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sped up to mark 2.
i agree that the term means give me all power available
my 2 cents of correction, mach 2.
one of the things the show never made clear to me was where were surveilance cameras located on the helicopter. i only recently discovered ithey were in the little window behind the cockpit doors.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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12-08-2007 02:30 AM  10 years agoPost 9
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12-08-2007 02:37 AM  10 years agoPost 10
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It's not real you know
Next thing you know you'll be tellin me there's no Santa Clause.

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