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02-14-2003 01:52 PM  15 years agoPost 21
bobj

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Bungeeing the Nexus
OK Dodger

Who is going to launch the Nexus then, it's going to have blades turning with the nose high and the bungee is going to pull it towards the launcher, you do it and I'll fly it or better still stand back with a vidoe camera

Actually I think Dave Brian of Head Loaders fame has done this a few years back, the silly bugger!

Bob

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02-14-2003 02:25 PM  15 years agoPost 22
Taipan

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Bob, how about a 1m handle attached to the centre hub via a bearing with a release? Just bs'ing.

Norseman, here ya go; http://runryder.com/showtopic.htm?s=&topicid=12043 I wanna do this one day!

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02-14-2003 02:32 PM  15 years agoPost 23
jimmyhua

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Slope soared Heli's but never dragged one up, I think Dodger's Nexus could find it's way up on my Paramotor if I can find where to wedge it.

Hmm. I've heard of guys slope soaring their helis before. But what they did was go to some cliff-side, and RAN their engines. When they got enough altitude, they killed their engines and went soaring/autoing for almost as long as the gliders do.

Or, did you simply toss your heli over a cliff side and hoped that it would spool up???

Jimmy

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02-14-2003 03:02 PM  15 years agoPost 24
bobj

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Hi
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Or, did you simply toss your heli over a cliff side and hoped that it would spool up???
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It was a long time ago but we used a stripped down Concept 30 with no engine or drive, the tail rotor replaced with a large fin and a aircraft type rudder, it never flew that well but I think our main problem was the slope was just not steep enough to produce enough vertical air to keep it airbourne for more than 60 seconds or so, fun anyway.

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Bob

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02-14-2003 09:41 PM  15 years agoPost 25
nuflyer

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that's the jay i know
i think this craziness in erie, pa started a few years back when i went to the flying field with my video camera to shoot some clips to show my family what i had gotten into. Jay and cliff were also there and so was the famous Kadet. within minutes of me breaking out the camera i heard whispering behind me..... things like, " do you think he'll let us(jay)" and "i'd bet my house that my kadet will lift that(cliff)" ........i immediatly gave into peer pressure. minutes passed with #64 rubber bands flying all over the place. sure enough the camera was mounted on the wing of the kadet. oh sh**, what did i get my $500 camera into? anyway, just like the glider towing, toy parachute/ streamer dropping, pop bottle bomb dragging, f4u corsair piggy backing, midair catching craziness that has happened since then it went off without a hitch. and the video's were better than expected with loops and low passes of the flight line.....ooops. these guys are what the hobby and life are about.......fun fun fun. i just hope i can find a club as fun here in south texas......by the way, i'm gonna go check out Curtis Youngblood and Jason Krause performing the amazing "Kiss of Death" tomorrow. http://www.ronlund.com/cc.htm
be good,
butch
p.s. i've witnessed jay's famous LMH rotor stop, this dude is a nut.
p.s.s. jay quit screwing around and post the video.

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02-15-2003 07:11 AM  15 years agoPost 26
SkydiveHelis

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Thanks for the kind words Butch. How's the poop factory coming along?

One of the neatest things I have seen as far as creativity is concerned is the two helis attached at the tailboom. Just goes to show that while the bulk of heli flying is taken seriously as a sport by it's members, there are times when just being stupid can be relaxing and a source of great fun. "Decomissioning" planks into the ground, or each other is another example. I can't tell you how many we have destroyed when they became a pain to keep airworthy, or were just unsafe from old age. I see it as acting responsibly when you don't want it anymore, or it is just not right. I mean this only in terms of the hobby, not every day life. We have given whole outfits away to those that cannot afford it, so it's not being wasteful when we decom a plank or heli. We also know and accept the risk of losing equiptment when we get to goofing around. When we get the urge to do something that no one else would dare, or they say it won't work, we 1/2 ass it into the air and make it work. The satisfaction of seeing the disbelief in people's faces is just pure joy. Yes, I would hate to see my Sceadu smashed up, but if I didn't expect it to happen sometime, I would have stuck with planks. But to pull of a good stunt with the $$$ stuff just adds to the adventure and reward. Believe me, I was shaking like a dog sh!ttin razor blades when that senior took to the air, blades spinning fast enough to do some damage, but not fast enough to bail. It is a unique feeling to have when all you are thinking is Please, Mr TT46, don't so much as hiccup! Just adds to the reward.

Ok, enough with the speech. We are thinking for future attempts, to use something with a little more uummppphh. I have a Dominator 1500 with a G-62 just begging for a chance. Maybe a heli on each wing........where's that nexus............

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02-15-2003 07:13 AM  15 years agoPost 27
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Just goes to show that while the bulk of heli flying is taken seriously as a sport by it's members, there are times when just being stupid can be relaxing and a source of great fun.


Sorry, didn't mean for that to sound like the siamese helis was a stupid trick. Came out wrong. I meant that for what I said after, not before the above phrase.

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