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Old 03-20-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Here ya go.

When things seem routine in your conversion and your're looking for a bit of adrenaline to make you feel better, it's time to strap a pair of Radio Control Turbine Motors to your ankles, ride a hot air balloon to 7,000 feet, drop off and power up the turbines for level flight or a longer bird man skydive.

The interesting part of this first flight is that the pilot says he feels he can maintain level flight.

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click here to read about the turbine flight

Click here for interesting Aircraft Videos on another site

the "Ground Resonance II" in the Helicopter category is interesting. It shows a Chinook Helicopter, chained to the ground, during test run up, the machine becomes unbalanced and the rear rotor and transmission self destructs and rips itself free from the fuselage.

Try explaining that one to the boss: "Well boss, we were running up the Chinook and it got off balance and self destructed We're really sorry"
"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, Sea and Land, 1874-1922.
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