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02-26-2010 06:11 PM  10 years ago
trekrider586

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Those blades are enormous
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03-17-2010 01:25 PM  10 years ago
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Huh?
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03-17-2010 01:48 PM  10 years ago
wzak29

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I think it’s like cops, they used to be called coppers because their badges were made from copper then shortened to cops.
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03-17-2010 03:23 PM  10 years ago
maxflier

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Navy calls helicopters 'Helos'.
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03-17-2010 04:54 PM  10 years ago
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I think it’s like cops, they used to be called coppers because their badges were made from copper then shortened to cops.
Never heard of that one. I always thought it came from Britain...Constable On Patrol
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03-17-2010 05:07 PM  10 years ago
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Chopper came from the first attempt to track blades, the mechanic was on a step ladder visually eye balling the blades and slipped off the ladder and got his head chopped off...thus the name chopper.(ok I just made this up) Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus
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03-17-2010 05:18 PM  10 years ago
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here we go again Velocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001
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03-17-2010 09:51 PM  10 years ago
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Cop comes from the copper buttons on early NYC police uniforms.

Chopper is a military slang term that originated around 1951 during the Korean War meaning for helicopters. Before Vietnam and the Huey.

Huey was an ARMY name that the Marines adopted when they chose the UH-1E. They ARMY was already operating the Huey HU-1in earlier models. The UH-1E were B models and later C models during production. They were made to Marine specs.

Eggbeater was used generally for the tandem rotor configuration such as Piaseki designs the H-21 and H-25, which later became Vertol and later Boeing-Vertol and made the CH-47 and CH-46.

During the later part of Vietnam, the Huey was called a "Hog" if armed like a M model with rockets and guns or "Slick" if it was a troop transport and only had M-60s on the doors. Hogs left and Cobras came and were called "Snakes". Within my unit we never called our Chinooks anything but "airplanes or 'Hook".
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03-17-2010 11:00 PM  10 years ago
eSmith

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According to this link, BOTH Constable on patrol and the copper button stories are myth. I personally heard the Constible on Patrol version and never heard of the copper button theory.

Around the year 1700, the slang verb cop entered English usage, meaning "to get ahold of, catch, capture." By 1844, cop showed up in print, and soon thereafter the -er suffix was added, and a policeman became a copper, one who cops or catches and arrests criminals. Copper first appeared in print in 1846, the use of cop as a short form copper occured in 1859.

http://ask.yahoo.com/20000315.html

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03-18-2010 12:44 AM  10 years ago
ch-47c

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Never heard that version before, only the buttons and from several different sources growing up. Learn something new.
By 1844, cop showed up in print
Copper first appeared in print in 1846
I wonder why they didn't say where in print?
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