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Watch Helicopter Pilot Chuck Aaron Bend Physics! by Boondawg
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Unfortunatly, he'll probably be dead in the near future. Unless he has a mechanic that rebuilds that helicopter like a dragster that gets torn down and rebuilt after each race, it's a matter of time before something major fails. That or he will cause mast bumping from too sudden maneuvers.
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sweet! made me dizzy watching it tho lol.
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Unfortunatly, he'll probably be dead in the near future. Unless he has a mechanic that rebuilds that helicopter like a dragster that gets torn down and rebuilt after each race, it's a matter of time before something major fails.

That could be anything.
Helicopters have no minor parts.
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Impressive! A nice, brief homage to Bob Hoover is embedded in there, too.

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Not that impressive. The rotor keeps the helo in the air by pulling it "up" (relative to the body of the helo). It doesn't matter what "up" is as long as "up" ends up truely "up" before he hit's the ground. Making a loop (which has been done a million times) just means that as he goes vertical, the rotors are pulling the helo "up" (even though it looks backwards to us). For the instant he's upside down, the rotors are still pulling him "up", etc. With a powerful enough helo, he could conceivably pull loops over and over until he got bored. Fixed wing aircraft can safely fly backwards, too. (Not talking about VTOL like the Harrier.) Go vertical, throttle down, stall, plane goes backwards. Nose down, power on, plane takes off again. Voila. Again, not a big deal (although I probably wouldn't try it with a 747).
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Originally posted by Monkeyman:

Not that impressive. The rotor keeps the helo in the air by pulling it "up" (relative to the body of the helo). It doesn't matter what "up" is as long as "up" ends up truely "up" before he hit's the ground. Making a loop (which has been done a million times) just means that as he goes vertical, the rotors are pulling the helo "up" (even though it looks backwards to us). For the instant he's upside down, the rotors are still pulling him "up", etc. With a powerful enough helo, he could conceivably pull loops over and over until he got bored. Fixed wing aircraft can safely fly backwards, too. (Not talking about VTOL like the Harrier.) Go vertical, throttle down, stall, plane goes backwards. Nose down, power on, plane takes off again. Voila. Again, not a big deal (although I probably wouldn't try it with a 747).


Sir,
If I may, it's pretty apparent that you are not qualified to discuss 1) helicopter aerodynamics and 2) lack a basic understanding of helicopter structural and mechanical components. I spent about a year in rotary winged flight school and left there with limited knowledge and a ticket to go out and learn. I don't mean to flame you but, to be honest, you know not of what you speak. I don't have the time, energy or desire to go into all the details but, I'll just say, your conclusions are not correct.

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Unfortunatly, he'll probably be dead in the near future.


Yeah, me too.

In fact, no one gets out alive.

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Seems he is 1 of only 3 helo pilots in the world certified to do this in the only helo certified to do these stunts in.

talk about an adrenalin junky, I thought my riding my cow 900 over 100 MPH was harry, that's just insane.

http://rotornation.com/chuck-aaron/

Where did it all start? “I was challenged by the owner of Red Bull asking me if I could do aerobatics with a helicopter and I told him no, we cannot do that”, remembers Chuck. However, after thinking about it for a couple weeks, he came to the conclusion that with a modified helicopter, he could do it. He bought two helicopters and worked on them for over a year to make modifications that would allow him to do aerobatics with them. Even though the modifications are kept a secret, Chuck explains that the center of gravity was changed on the aircraft and it was made stronger, yet very light. There was a team of engineers working on the project and at the end, they could not think of one reason why the helicopter could not perform a backflip. At this point, it was “just a matter of convincing the pilot to do it”, Chuck acknowledges. - See more at: http://rotornation.com/chuc...sthash.PABQn7XX.dpuf

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