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Demo Dick
02-09-2007, 07:59 PM
http://www.vrtulnik.cz/cizina/helo2658.jpg

Found it on this.

http://www.vrtulnik.cz/cizina/museum.htm

Seems to be some sort of Russian Heli Museum or something

max2112
02-09-2007, 08:03 PM
Man that thing is big! :eek:

It dwarfs those fighter jets next to it.

Tinman
02-09-2007, 09:34 PM
Wow that is one big ,weird, ugly looking helicopter!!!

:D

spitace
02-10-2007, 10:45 AM
He He is all i can come up with, and i think it sums it up.

firemanbill
02-10-2007, 12:58 PM
very strange indeed! I wonder how well it flew?

EpoweredRc
02-10-2007, 02:13 PM
Wow thats driffrent for sure. dang it is HUGE.

SilberIgel
02-10-2007, 02:28 PM
Its a Russian "Homer" or MIL 12.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-12

Tinman
02-11-2007, 02:00 PM
Ahh its Russian! Thats what I thought.

Demo Dick
02-12-2007, 12:32 AM
Its a Russian "Homer" or MIL 12.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-12

Nice!

Cool info

I am going to build a scale model of it & promptly crash it into the ground:D

up_ya_go
02-14-2007, 06:37 AM
Gee .... Geoffrey de Havilland said it all ... "if it looks right , it will fly right " .
On that basis one would think this "arrangement of bits and pieces" would have one wondering what on earth !!!!????
I don't think even its Mother could love it !!!
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OK here we go.

Balil
02-14-2007, 06:41 AM
what makes no sense to me is why does it have flaps/alerions?! if my eyes arent decieving me apparently the rotor head cannot tilt because of the wing spars?

SilberIgel
02-14-2007, 02:08 PM
what makes no sense to me is why does it have flaps/alerions?! if my eyes arent decieving me apparently the rotor head cannot tilt because of the wing spars?

I'll guess that the flaps provide lift during the transition from vertical to horizontal flight.

I'd put this thing in the same class as the highly tauted 'Osprey' tilt rotor.... without the tilt. I'm no aero engineer but it would appear to me that this rotor arrangement is much more difficult to control in the event of a problem (Heck, maybe even on a good day?) than a 'fore and aft' arrangement. A failure on one side would give you a huge and instant rolling motion that would likely be fatal.

On the other hand, Old Man Sikorsky tried this arrangement in the early days and abandoned it for the layout we now see. There had to be a reason why he did. In the meantime, the 'fore and aft' arrangement goes back to the early days (the Piasecki flying 'bannana') and it continues to 'beat' on in the Vertol CH-47. In fact, Boeing/Vertol is once again doing a 'make over' on the old Chinook to once again improve it. (See the internet for the Air Show in India!)

Editorial Comment: IMHO, the Osprey, despite the trillion dollars we've put into it, will never make it as a viable aircraft in the combat environment. Its too vulnerable to ground fire and once it takes a good hit the rotor arrangement will roll it right into the ground. Not to say that you can't have the same event with a Chinook... its just that its easier to control a 'fore and aft' system and it may be more surviveable in certain situations.

Osprey could make a respectible civilian ship and be pretty effective in that environment. The problem here is noise.... these things are much noisier than most helos.

The Osprey should probably be put in a museum along side the Boulton -Paul "Defiant." You know the Brit fighter with the 4 X 30cal turret amidships. The Krauts shot'm down so fast they were withdrawn from front line service.