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Offline Karen W.

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« on: 22/10/2007 14:47:25 »
I just thought some of you may find this interesting I thought it was quite amazing...

heres the link! http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/nigeriahelicopteroffbeat


 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/10/2007 19:23:21 »
Very clever but I'm not convinced I'd want him to give me a lift in it
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/10/2007 20:01:53 »
It does seem to lack airworthiness certification - but then, the pilot also lacks a licence.

Not sure how much is missing from the article, but it does seem at present to be missing some of the controls of a conventional helicopter (like a cyclic and collective and pedals for the tail rotor - but as I say, it really does not give much information about detailed design).
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/10/2007 02:20:49 »
And it states that his next one he plans on having more of the bells and whistles I just thought it was pretty remarkable for a young person of that age to  just pick up this stuff and say HEY Look at me I am going to do something with my life! Wonderful!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/10/2007 02:23:13 »
Heptacopters! That's what i used to call them when I was young. I'll check out that link you've got there Karen.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/10/2007 02:41:54 »
Now the Nigerians can machine gun each other from the air, too.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/10/2007 02:50:45 »
Heptacopters! That's what i used to call them when I was young. I'll check out that link you've got there Karen.

Yes it was cool!  Very cute how kids pronounce things! Do it!


Now the Nigerians can machine gun each other from the air, too.


Five to Ten feet off the ground anyways... ;)
 

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