Large ship being lifted by Helicopters

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Devu De Goa, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Bags will work in some cases, and fail miserably in others. Youtube is full of failed launches. Even shipyards that do launches every day fail. Stuff breaks, moves and falls out of place. Boats are heavy things that want to break if not sitting in water all around. Even if you could build helicopters that could lift them... I would like to see the rope and where it attaches to.
  2. Devu De Goa
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    Devu De Goa Junior Member

    Now that's some useful information we can give to the original poster on that professional website. Thanks.
  3. Devu De Goa
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    Devu De Goa Junior Member

  4. DennisRB
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    DennisRB Senior Member

    The sort of person who thinks that pic is real is the target market for electric boat propulsion.
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  5. Rurudyne
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    Rurudyne Senior Member

    Aside: take pictures of the cable laying ships of yesteryear and caption them as electrically powered cargo ships either laying out or reeling in their extension cords....

    How many would believe you?
  6. Emerson White
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    Emerson White Junior Member

    With the helicopters so close to the ship would they be fighting against their own downdrafts? Like trying to use a fan blowing against your sail to move your ship forward or trying to give your truck a push out of a snowbank while standing in the bed of it?
  7. W9GFO
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    W9GFO Senior Member

    If that ship were made of styrofoam it would still weigh over 100 tons.
  8. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Not at all. It all turned out OK.

    "And yes, Around 21.30 LT, 4 tugs managed to pull M/V Heinrich Behrmann out & get her back afloat.

    After that, M/V Heinrich Behrmann was towed into Zeebrugge Port -- Her "Resort Weekend" Over."

    They didnt mention the helicoptors though :-(

  9. susho
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    susho Composite builder

    Not as big and only one helicopter, but flying nontheless

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