What to do when your helicopter breaks down

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  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Nice video. :)

    What happens when your Chinook breaks down?

    You use a Skycrane.

    Cool helicopter. :)
     
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    Would that be covered by the first 100miles by AAA:p?

    Interesting video, works in the US.
     
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    Thats good to know that if I ever become rich and my helicopter breaks down i wont have to leave it on the street where the punks will steal my stereo.
     
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    Snowdonia sounds like a made-up name for a children's movie. :)
     
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    Well, according to the wikipedia specs, the Skycrane couldn't quite lift a Chinook. It has a lift capacity of 20,000 lbs, and the Chinook weighs 23,400 lbs.

    To lift a Chinook, you'd need another Chinook, with a payload capacity of 28,000 lbs.
     
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    Unfortunately, in the GWN we have WAY too much experience with broken Sea King helicopters...
     
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    That looks really dangerous...

    I live about 20min away the KAMAN (helicopter) headquarters. Every so often when I drive by I see helicopters carrying things around (testing I guess).

    And once again the Americans save the day :p :D
    (not that its our chinook, but Boeing makes them)
     
  12. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    May be an American helicopter but it's a British pilot who had the balls to do such a lift :D
     
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    Or perhaps a Mil M-10. Payload: 33,000 lbs.
     
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    Or a Mil Mi26 lifting 44000lbs
     

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    or one of these babies

    [​IMG]

    the smallest one (the sky20, for 20 TONS of payload) should be taking its maiden trip next year.
     
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    For a second I thought you were talking about the CN Tower. :D

    Man, you even got a picture of one lifting a Chinook. I just got two-upped. :(
     
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    Now that's funny, this is a cool sight, my reaction when the video started all I thought was that there was no chance that it would be able to lift it, but wow, that thing lifted it like it was a feather.
     
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    Great video.

    I did chuckle at the location - Snowdonia just sounds soooo made up!

    Also, what the hell is a 'hillwalker' and how could one possible get injured :p
     
  20. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Snowdonia home of Mount Snowden, the highest mountain in Wales (and one of the highest in the UK)

    Hillwalker as in somebody who walks on hills or mountains.
     
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    If memory serves, the "B" model can lift 25,000 pounds which is enough for a Chinook.

    FWIW, as we saw in the film on this thread, usually an aircraft is stripped down a bit before sling loading so the weight is less than normal empty weight.

    The nice thing about the Skycrane, is the rear facing pilot/sling operator.
     

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