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The News Was As Close As I Got To It...
« on: May 25, 2007, 11:06:58 am »
I just saw the nightly news and it seems that in the north west part of the Czech Republic (I'm in the south east) that they were putting up a new television transmitter tower and using a helicopter to put the components in place.

The helicopter came in from some German outfit and was one of those Russian Kamov Hormone/Helix types with the stacked contra rotating rotors.

It was in a glossy red and white paint job and looked quite spiffy.

I'd really like to see one of those helicopters in the flesh one day....

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 11:16:55 am »
Yup. It's always the shits when you find out about something like that after the fact.......

Like   " Hey, did you see that big Skycrane putting up the new scrubber over at the Hydro plant ? "

Uh, no I didn't......but wtf didn't you call me ?

Or the HMCS Halifax that sailed thru here last week........
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 01:43:43 pm »
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It was in a glossy red and white paint job and looked quite spiffy.
 
Probably one of those heliswiss kamovs. They specialize in special helicopter flying. They operate a fleet of kamovs, pumas, alouette II`s (ok, they call `em lamas), Ecureuils and jet rangers.

http://www.heliswiss.com/de/home/index.htm

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 07:29:18 am »
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alouette II`s (ok, they call `em lamas)

For info, the Lama is an Alouette II with the more powerfull engine of the
Alouette III. This give the Lama a brute power and allow this chopper to climb rather high...  
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 12:08:54 pm »
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alouette II`s (ok, they call `em lamas)

For info, the Lama is an Alouette II with the more powerfull engine of the
Alouette III. This give the Lama a brute power and allow this chopper to climb rather high...
Bah, still a alouette ;)   :wub:  

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 12:21:06 pm »
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http://www.asstr.de/HTML/hb-zfx.jpg
Yes, that looks quite like it!