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  1. Pantera

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    #1 Pantera, Jan 16, 2008
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    Whats everybodys favorite copter? It can be real life, miltary or not no holds bar here.

    This one is mine :) nobody can mess with this monster!
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  3. FerrariF50lover

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    The commanche prototypes were pretty sweet. Im a big cobra fan, defiantly would be a fun toy If I had the money to spend.
     
  4. drjohngober

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    Robinson R-22. That's all I know how to fly.
     
  5. solofast

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    I got to fly the Sikorsky Comanche 3d simulator for an hour back in 1996 when I was one of the project engineers on the T800 engine program. Probably as close as anybody but a test pilot will ever get to the real thing now. That was a hoot. The ground detail wasn't as good as we have for modern flight simulators, but the cockpit realism was amazing. The Comanche had a different "side stick" cyclic that had a twist grip for yaw control. It was weird for the first 10 minutes, I wanted to use pedals for yaw control, but after that it felt pretty natural. With all of the stability augmentation it was pretty easy to hover, much easier than a Huey.... I really liked doing slow rolls in the simulator, just point the nose up a bit and roll it around the horizion..... Lots of controls for the weapons systems, but most of them were pretty intuitive. Pretty amazing machine.....
     
  6. Pantera

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    I think its the hughs 500 or little bird I forget which one but iam very interested in one of those.

    Where can I locate one?. How much if anyone knows?
     
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  8. Dino Martini

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  9. mercedesbenze55amg

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    What the hell is that?
     
  10. BlueBiturbo

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    It's the chopper from the movie/tv-series BLUE THUNDER
     
  11. Enzo

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    I like some of the notar copters. Atleast I think that is what they call them when they have no tail rotor.
     
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  13. csiman

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    What is the difference between AirWolf and Blue Thunder?

    Obviously AirWolf is better. :p But i've never been able to figure it out.
     
  14. Pantera

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    Air wolf is overated :p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8IPPq5-pVI there's plenty of Air wolf videos winning against other aircraft but this is probably the most valid out of the bunch.

    Blue Thunder is a police heilcopter prototype used as an urban combat vehicle to fight terrorist, crime and such its more realistic than Air wolf. Nothing can rival that gun except the one found on the A-10 :D.

    Air wolf on the other hand is basicly an Apache built in a bell body think about it minus the anti missle defense system it has they are pretty much the same aircraft, requres two pilots, guns and rockets basicly the same thing just diffrent bodys.
     
  15. Pantera

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    I forgot the name but I know what your talking about.
     
  16. RacerX_GTO

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    Those are McDonnell Douglas copters. MD600 "NOTAR" I think it is. Syled after the Hughes 500E series.
     
  17. Tad Cody

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    #14 Tad Cody, Jan 19, 2008
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    So... a 38 passenger bulletproof sky limo with 20,000 pound payload, FLIR, terrain following autopilot and pushbutton fireworks display?

    Make mine one of these.

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  18. LightGuy

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    Always loved the Cobra. AH1
    Was just so bad ass in its day.
     
  19. Pantera

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    Its still badass today :)
     
  20. WILLIAM H

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    We have USCG Dauphins flying over Miami often, they sound very cool
     
  21. Cayenne Turbo

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    I love the Bell 407!
     
  22. tritone

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    Ditto on the left coast........I can hear that howl for about 5 minutes before they overhead.......

    Tritone
     
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  24. alan

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  25. Pantera

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    I want Little Bird Photos!!!!.
     
  26. DennisForza

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    Blue Thunder was/is an Aérospatiale SA-341G Gazelle with so many bolt ons that most of the manuverability portrayed in the movie and show were done by movement of the camara, not the helicopter. I would say that a mounted gun on a police helicopter is the least realistic aspect of the show.

    Airwolf was a Bell 222A with the ideas of the guns and missiles tucked into the body stolen from the real, but now cancelled, Commanche Project. It was nothing like an Apache. In fact Blue Thunder's canopy is much more like an Apache than any detail that was on Airwolf.
     
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