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07-17-2002 07:36 AM  16 years agoPost 1
Taipan

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Searched, nothing. Anyone got a link or more to online videos of this? I've never seen one in action.

Ta.

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07-17-2002 12:38 PM  16 years agoPost 2
Avropilot

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Not alot to see really.It just looks like a really fast approach and landing.We had a couple hughes 300's that we would prctice auto's in and on the first few I had to pull a couple of yards of seat material out of my A$$ caused by the intense pucker factor.After you get past that you learn to just plug the numbers in and it all works itself out.here is a link to a real auto video and the end wasnt exactly as they had planned. http://jsaleska2.home.mchsi.com/mov...helicrash2.mpeg

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07-17-2002 01:11 PM  16 years agoPost 3
JSaleska

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That's a video that I posted, but I don't think they were doing autos. I beleive it was an airshow (Aircrew showing off). If you look closely the landing gear wasn't even down. On H-3s and H-53s the landing gear does alot to absorb the shock of landing. In the video you can see how after they hit the ground the tail snaps off from the shock and then they roll over. The tail section is usually the weak point in the larger Sikorsky birds.

We had a H-53 doing a training mission up in North Carolina a few years ago. They landed in a recently plowed farmers field. They encountered alot of dust (Complete Brown out), but that isn't what really hurt them. The landing gear was down, but was unable to do it's job because of the plowed field. The Gear sank into the ground, and the belly of the aircraft hit and didn't give. The tail then snapped off when they applied an arm load of collective to "Go Around" causing the bird to roll over.

Sorry that was a little off this topic, but oh well.

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07-17-2002 01:33 PM  16 years agoPost 4
Taipan

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Thanks guys. No, you weren't off-topic. Bring 'em on! Sure is interesting.

I liked the one of the full-size INVERTED auto! No kidding, link anyone?

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07-17-2002 03:25 PM  16 years agoPost 5
Avropilot

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07-17-2002 05:18 PM  16 years agoPost 6
freestyle

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You mean this?
http://www.natew.com/rcheli/frames....l.SteinleNorris

No video, unfortunately.

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07-18-2002 09:59 AM  16 years agoPost 7
Taipan

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That's the one. Crazy stuff indeed.

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07-18-2002 04:17 PM  16 years agoPost 8
justme

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A little off topic too but...
I saw on the israeli science channel that ALTA (part of the israeli military/aerial industry) is developing an "air bag" system for full scale helis, its propose is to soften the shock from a crash.
Its a set of air bags that inflates about 10 feet before the heli hits the ground and diflates quickly on impact and by this it said to be saving the pilots life and decreasing damage to the heli.
Mybe they should develop a smaller version for us R/C pilots :-)

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07-18-2002 04:21 PM  16 years agoPost 9
DrScoles

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My uncle had an enstrom and we shot autos one day...first, your stomach gets firmly set between your ears and you feel like you're freefalling in a runaway elevator... tha landings are smooth though..lots of reserve at the end.

Now he has a jet ranger. He said the factory pilots did a demo where they auto'd, landed...lifted it back up a few feet and did a 180 piro and landed again...there is that much reserve in those blades!!!!!! Man, if it was like that for us, we could do some crazy autos!

Mike

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