Chicago Air & Water Show 2009

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by gprellwitz, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. gprellwitz

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    Anyone planning to go this weekend? We might head in there one day.

    More info at their website.

    I'm peeved that I can't really put this in "Cool places to fly" because of the antics on a particular politician, and because of that may wind up not going, but would like to see the show.
     
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    You've seen it. You were at Oshkosh.
     
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    Well, Oshkosh only had the #8 Thunderbird. They're all going to be flying here. But yes, many of the acts are the same.
     
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    wow I found a pretty cool multi exposure shot on the website...
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    did someone forget to tell the red bull guy you can't do that with a chopper?
     
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    I'll be watching from the water tomorrow, and my roof on Sunday... I'm really looking forward to the Red Bull chopper act for some reason.
     
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    So, what kind of control inputs does it take to make a chopper do that?
     
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    Well, we wound up not going. We flew up to Lake Lawn for dinner on Saturday, then Sunday didn't look auspicious weather-wise.

    But, I presume you're talking about Chuck Aaron in the Red Bull helicopter. Saw him at the Red Bull races in Detroit/Windsor last year, and again at AirVenture this year. He's freakin' unbelievable! A helicopter can't do what he's making it do!:heli:
     
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    Troy,

    A normal helicopter *can't* do that. Use the same control inputs in a normal helicopter, and it'll chop its own tail boom off. :hairraise:

    That said, I think the control inputs aren't altogether different from an airplane to do what he's doing.