Mad flying display.

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  1. Watch the bit at 3:53, I am sure it shouldn't be possible with a semi articulated rotor head.

    Brilliant flying display in a very old Sikorsky H34 of the Royal Thai Air Force.
  2. If you read the comments below the clip an ex-RN pilot agrees with you Waspie.
  3. Don't do reading - only pictures on Utube! I've the attention span of a -
  4. WAFU?.................
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  5. Bit of the old green -eye eh Waspie ?
  6. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    I thought the Army Lynx was the only helicopter that could do that, due to the solid titanium rotor head? Clearly not
  7. Nah, all Lynx have the same rotor configuration! The Army Lynx is more liable to carry out loops and rolls due to its internals!! The RN Lynx has more 'boxes' inside to rattle about and affect the C of G.

    Also the Bolkow 105 is a more than competent aerobatic helicopter, capable of looping da loop and defying the ground!!!
  8. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Waspie, like this, looks like an MBB105 to me


    Saw this on the NAS Key West airshow FB page and it rang a bell!

    Surely only a/c with a rigid rotor head can do this though?
  9. Re the rigid rotor head. So did I.

    Maybe a Boffin will answer that one.

    I know helo's with rigid rotors are normally designed for full aerobatics but that isn't to say articulated or semi-articulated rotor head can't do the odd stunt. (Maybe they never told the pilots!!!!!!!!!):angel8:

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