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Re: Interesting Videos: Extreme silliness.

Postby LesterBoffo » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:11 pm

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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Johan G » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:15 pm

Anyone else thinking "Chute please... :? " after he jumped?
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby LesterBoffo » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:51 pm

yeah, :shock: he pulled the cord a bit far into the jump
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Johan G » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:29 am

Here is an interesting view. Helicopter rotor blade blade with tufts filmed in action. I have no clue whatsoever as to how they pulled this off in 1946, given the size of high-speed cameras of that time:

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Re: Interesting Videos: The Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)

Postby Johan G » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:55 am

Learned something new today. NASA had a few Grumman Gulfstream II biz jets modified to mimic the Space Shuttle during approach and final (though not landing). They were called Shuttle Training Aircraft (STAs) and was used both for pilot training and for testing the weather conditions at the landing site prior to shuttle landings.

One source stated that to reach the high glide path angle, the main landing gear was lowered and the reversers utilized.

Anyway, here is a few videos:

STS-133 STA


STS-132 STA


Pilot training, approaching White Sands Space Harbor


View from the ground prior to the STS-117 landing.


Bonus video - The Shuttle Landing Facility, including also some data on the STA:


Wikipedia article: Shuttle Training Aircraft (perm)
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby japreja » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:58 am

If you think fishing is boring then give this a try.

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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby HJ1AN » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:42 am

gooneybird wrote in Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:47 pm:
Three Tricky Little Airstrips



That looks like it would be fun in FG actually. I've been wondering this for some time, I wonder if it is possible to do 'fluffy' landscapes in FG to simulate the fluffiness of a rainforest landscape. The only thing I could think up is to use voxels, like the one in Commanche 3, it made for good simulated dense rainforest landscape.
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby MIG29pilot » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:47 pm

I'm surprised the fish came anywhere near that heli
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby dutchman » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:17 am

The Dubai based Jetpack Team and an Emirates A380 join up in a carefully prepared demonstration flight.
Truly remarkable considering the fact that the minimum safe distance between an A380 and any normal airplane is around 1 mile, because of adverse turbulence.
A propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool.
When it stops, you can watch him start sweating.
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Martien van der P. » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:20 pm


An amazing rescue from a horse.
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Johan G » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:39 am

Vet wrote:I was really concerned he might get spooked [without a blindfold].

Might! :?
Pilot wrote:I think the horse was really cool with it.

Indeed. I am very impressed with how well that went. :shock: 8)
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Johan G » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:00 pm

Stumbled upon this when looking for something else:

Ever wondered what those tiny cheek canards on the Rockwell B-1 bomber do there?



In essence it is about reducing the crew fatigue from vibrations induced by aeroelasticity and turbulence working together to rattle the crew. :wink:
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:35 pm

jeez, i had all but forgotten how ugly and nasty those B&W training films from the '70s were...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Johan G » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:52 pm

Some interesting Viggen videos I stumbled upon:

A Viggen dogfight collage


A tribute to one of the air force wings by the son of a pilot


Turnaround by conscripts (they could do this by a road in the middle of the forest as well)
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Re: Interesting Videos

Postby Johan G » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:16 pm

Some great crosswind technique lessons from Cindy Hollman's YouTube channel. Great tip by Altster. :)

Taxi (3 min)


Takeoff (4 min)


Landing (5 min)


For some more videos on crosswind landing technique see this older post.


Bonus video: Left turning tendencies (14 min)


Edit (now 2019): Fixing broken links. Videos are still at her channel, but with other ID's. Also added the video about left turning tendencies.
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Reason: Edit (now 2019): Fixing broken links. Videos are still at her channel, but with other ID's. Also added the video about left turning tendencies.
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