helicopter project

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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Scary. Very Scary.
     
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    Impressive...
     
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  5. whitepointer23

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    another feat of engineering genius, i was a bit concerned about the high impact windows allowing a clear view underwater though. maybe we need a thread dedicated to showcasing all these wonderfull machines.
     
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    technics amundo

    Got to appreciate this guys project,but it does seem to be at the point where the technics are due to be considered.The design looks great,but getting it to fly is another thing.Bit of a "Mad Max"project I reckon.
    I wont be in the market as the test pilot thats for sure.Haha
    Parachutes are out,helicopters are in a dead fall with no power.
     
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    I think we do! Lots of great christmas present ideas for those hard to buy for family members...
     
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    Reminds me of some DIY subs I've seen...

    -Tom
     
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    Well, after the first visual impact of that wanabe helicopter, now that I saw these I'm really amazed. His work is something in between engineering and art, and imho shouldn't be judged too technically. If I ever met him I'd shake his handand and praised him for all that effort! :)
    Cheers!
     
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    appears to be straight steel, thus heavy and really not strong.

    Might be OK for a mock-up of a real one, just to get all the part clearances worked out, so you don't end up ruining an aluminum frame with roughing-in mistakes, or for ground school.

    Be great for a playground. I always envied those kids that had real scrapped jet fighters in their playgrounds.[​IMG]

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    Or he could learn CAD.
     
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    Thanks, Daquiri - that's a great way to look at it! I love that he just went and built a mech because he'd always wanted one!
     
  14. CatBuilder

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    The main issue I'd be frightened of is that Briggs and Stratton roto tiller engine that you bet your life on when piloting the helicopter. Yikes!
     

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    That heli will actually be quite safe-with a 16 hp Briggs,welded steel frame,transmissions,etc, and a ~180 pound guy it will never get off the ground.

    A friend is into helis, IIRC you need 1 hp for every 5 pounds of craft weight.

    http://www.helisport.ca/en/home.htm
     
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