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Hi,

I'm looking for that clip of the guy who gets thrown up through the rotors and comes back down...in one piece. I think it is from a documentary on the development of the first bell helicopter. The helicopter starts shaking so bad it throws him straight up. I want to show this for a project I have for school. If anyone knows where I could find it that would help.

 

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Ross

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while we're swappin vids here, there seems to be a lot of vids of russian built military helos crashing popping up lately...here's one

 

Its funny to read some of the post people leave on these youtube videos. i say dont talk uless u know what youre talking about. example of a stupid post:

 

 

you could see by the rotorblades (00:05)that they were spinning at full throttle moments before he hit the ground, it was clearly not intentional. hinds are heavy choppers to fly, somehow (the video started to late to see that) he started dropping to the ground and realised that to little too late. probably he stalled chopper style. its when your engine power is to low compared to speed you are flying. if you slow down on a chopper and wont increase enginepower in time, you crash.

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Ross- If I remember the story right, wasnt that the test pilot for Bell testing the design of what then became the Bell 47? I think it was called the Bell 35 model at the time? And yes, they added a seat belt shortly thereafter...

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Ross- If I remember the story right, wasnt that the test pilot for Bell testing the design of what then became the Bell 47? I think it was called the Bell 35 model at the time? And yes, they added a seat belt shortly thereafter...

 

Ya I'm pretty sure this was what eventually became the bell 47. I am giving a speech on the history(a brief history) of the helicopter. I'm gonna talk about early ideas, Sikorsky, Bell helicopter, and the modern helicopter. If anyone has any ideas, cool old pics, or videos feel free to post them up.

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Ross- If I remember the story right, wasnt that the test pilot for Bell testing the design of what then became the Bell 47? I think it was called the Bell 35 model at the time? And yes, they added a seat belt shortly thereafter...

 

not a test pilot, a suit who's balls were bigger than his brains. watch the entire vid.

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That is ship #1 of the Bell Model 30. Ship #3 became the base design for the Bell 47. I'll post a link later tonight. Great story!

 

 

1942, Dec:-- Model 30, Ship 1 - christened Genevieve -(32 ft. rotor, 160 HP Franklin aircooled engine, 3-wheel undercarriage; single occupant) dollied out and engine run up.

 

1943, July 29:-- First formal flight of Model 30, Ship 1.

 

1943, July:-- Carlson coaxes Genevieve to speeds in excess of 70 MPH.

 

1943, July:-- Genevieve crashes due to undercarriage failure in a test power-off landing.

 

1944, May 10:-- Floyd Carlson flies Model 30, Ship 2 (a "streamlined", 2-occupant variant with an enclosed cabin and 3-wheel undercarriage) inside the 65th Regiment Armory, Buffalo.

 

 

There ya go...I love flying the ol B47...if I could just get it to go faster than the cars on the freeway ! Goldy

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That is ship #1 of the Bell Model 30. Ship #3 became the base design for the Bell 47. I'll post a link later tonight. Great story!
Oops! Forgot to post that link (here it is). It's a big pdf file, so if you have dial up or low-bandwidth, beware!
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Speaking of videos, I heard about a video that Sikorsky or Bell did and the camera was mounted on the hub and was shooting the blade flexing, flapping and doing its thing as it rotated in flight.

 

I have had no luck searching the web or youtube, and I would be interested in seeing it and wondering anybody has seen this video or knows of a link?

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Roger- I've seen that clip..it shows the main rotor flexing in flight....someone here will have a link.

 

 

Linc- very cool story- thanks for the link.

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