#helicopter

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The Hughes XH-17 “Flying Crane” - a 50,000 pound helicopter with a 40-mile range. This bizarre contraption used two GE J35 turbojet engines (the same engines used by the Republic F-84 Thunderjet and Northrop F-89 Scorpion) to generate compressed air, which was then sent through ducts inside each rotor blade, exiting through nozzles at the tips. In an effort to speed development and lower costs, Hughes engineers raided their spare parts bins to construct the beast. The front wheels came from a North American B-25 Mitchell and the rear wheels from a Douglas C-54 Skymaster. The fuel tank was a bomb bay-mounted unit from a Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The cockpit was from a Waco CG-15 and the tail rotor from a Sikorsky H-19 was used for yaw control. Some would describe the decision-makers at Hughes as idiots for investing time and money into such an aircraft, but that would be inaccurate. They weren’t idiots for investing in it...they were idiots for scrapping it when testing was complete. As a result, it’s gone forever. Had they simply donated it to a museum, we would be able to see and enjoy this wonderfully bizarre example of engineering today. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #avgeek #aircraft #aviation #pilot #avpic #avpics #instaplane #instapilot #instaaviation #flight #flying #plane #planes #airplane #instagramaviation #aircraftrecognition #helicopter #retro #1950s #design #engineering #technology #pictureoftheday #picoftheday #pic #experiment #experimental #wow

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Enjoy amazing photo of #alexanderschleicher #Asw20 from @simonlemmerer ——————————————————— AVIONIC - Magazine about aviation ✈ 📃

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The pool is HUGE 😍😍 · Follow @dollarhome for more · Photo credits: @cbezerraphotos

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EvitcepsreP~PerspectivE . . . . . Be open to others perspective #ocean #helicopter #newport #picoftheday #instagood #water #amazing #beautiful #beach #winter

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An installation that is under construction at the McGill Redpath Museum - I call this photograph : "Nature Morte" #eyespy #dead #bird #installation #helicopter #unlocked #nodogsallowed #skeleton #cat #rocks #potatochipbag #tiles

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207 E Broadway #302 Long Beach Unique loft in the #HistoricalInsuranceExchangeBuilding with 12 foot exposed ceilings. The kitchen includes stainless steel #VikingAppliances 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bathrooms $599,000  Agent Chris Teer

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That colour 😵👌 📷: @mr.walker.gta ▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫ 👥Friends:@khaled.hajjeh @gta_v_next_gen @farisproductions ◾◾◾◾◾TAGS◾◾◾◾◾ #gtav #gtavraces #gta #gtaonline #gta5 #gta5cars #gta5races #custom #motorbike #bike #biker #road #rockstargames #usa #plane #cool #gtaphotographers #helicopter #luxurycars #car #races #racing #ps3 #ps4 #playstation #ps #play #videogame #repost #photography

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How does one choose just one photo to upload from such an amazing experience? Thank you to @flynyon for yesterday’s adventure🚁 and @stevemelnyk & @nkpeeaaccee for agreeing to a doors off helicopter ride with me! Can’t wait for the next flight🤗 ∘ ∘ #flynyon #helicopter #optoutside #sayyestoadventure #adventure #wander #explore #allthewayup #arielphotography #amateurphotography #manhattan #nyc #newyorker #newyork_instagram #newyork_world #newyorklive #newyork_ig #just_newyork #wethatclick

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#tonkatoys #tonka #christmaswishlist #kidstoys #kids #firedepartment #lightsandsound #discounttoys #helicopter This 2011 Tonka toy fire rescue chopper is no longer made, has light and sounds, costs 40 on Amazon, 15 bucks here

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As @daveellins politely reminded me, this is kind of where it all began for me back in 2012 in the strangest of locations really, a local GA airfield. But a simple question from Dave to the crews as they walked out resulted in this and me winning the action category in @verticalmag 2012 photo competition. The rest as they say is history, thanks to a lot of help from some great people! #aviation #photography #aac #apache #helicopter #ah64 #boeingapache #apachehelicopter #nikonuk #ukphotographer #verticalmag #nikon #blackandwhite #mono

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I've driven past Sunset Point hundreds of times over the past 20 years... But it has never been as beautiful as it is from the sky. 🏜🚁 . . . #helicopter #helicopterpilot #helicopterpilots #femalepilot #pilot #pilotlife #aviationphotography #aviation #fly #studentpilot #whirlygirl #womanpilot #robinson #r44 #universalhelicopters #erau #Phoenix #Arizona #AZ #night #sunsetpoint #pilotsofinstagram #commercialpilot

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I was at nothing trying to fit this chopper into a photo... #helicopter #chopper #Raf #plane #aviation

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Sunrise flying over Kata Tjuta which was formerly called The Olgas. Look how the sun has made it so red. These rocks are actually grey but because of their high iron content they have oxidized to red! This place is a dream. 🚁🙏🏽❤️😃✌🏽️ #katatjuta #uluru #gratitude #centralaustralia #outbackaustralia #omagadventure #omagbreathingspace #helicopterride #helicopter #spectacular #fun #australia

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Super stoked to be able to share Oahu from a helicopter with my mom and step-dad today. They have been so supportive of our move out here and the purchase of the aerial photography business this year. They have helped us soar to heights in life and I was honored to be able to return that favor. Huge shout out to @novictorhelicopters for another great flight!

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today is Monday and my sister has a birthday today...big super shout out to you sister ! i love you ,have dope a ass day and I'll see you in a few weeks! 🎁❤👑💰💪🏾📸📶

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Do you have a #helicopter to match your #Superyacht? We love this amazing shot by @guillaume_plisson of the military-grade Fast Support Vessel 6711 - the ultimate toy machine. Listed for sale via @imperial.yachts #adventure #damenshipyards #seaaxe #seriousstuff

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You know you are close when you can read the numbers under the helicopter as it flies over. #grateful for all our first responders who helped put out the fires and kept our neighborhoods safe during evacuations. Our hearts go out to those neighbors who lost their homes and or animals. #shadowhills #creekfire #creekfire2017 #nikonphotography #nikon #helicopter #instafire #shadowhillsstrong #california #californiawildfires #thankyoufirefighters

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Action shot in one of the worlds greatest wonders ! Grand Canyon exploring ✌🏼 . . . . #grandcanyon #nevada #arizona #hooverdam #helicopter #helicopterride #lasvegas #amazing #travellove #travellife

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🇷🇺 Дизайн проект стилизации вертолёта Bell-430. Экстерьер: замена цвета на чёрный матовый и графические линии красным глянцевым перламутром. Интерьер: полный перешив салона, в высококачественную коричневую кожу и нубук. Декорирование молдингов салона карбоном. ———————- 🇬🇧 Design project styling helicopter Bell-430. Exterior: replace colors on a matte black and red graphic lines glossy mother of pearl. Interior: full interior alter is in high quality brown leather and nubuck. Decorating interior moldings carbon. ———————— #design #designer #bell430 #ys_project #helicopter #yachtdesign #helicopterdesign #bell #helicopterbell #aviation #altitudes #exclusive #vip #yuriy_skripnik #concept #art #instagood #life #bell429 #instadaily #moscow #fashion #style #workout #helicopterconcept

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SWIPE FOR ENGINE DETAIL 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 Beautiful FW 190 at Scale Models Work at Telford a couple of weeks ago #german #luftwaffe #riat #red #arrow #redarrows #raf #airfix #kit #air #plane #avgeek #aviation #ww2 #hawker #typhoon #tiffie #britain #british #america #germany #scalemodel #scalemodels #apache #helicopter #heli #attack #missile #bomb #scalemodelsworld

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“The more reflective you are, the more effective you are.” Here’s our Chief Pilot Todd checking out his cool reflection in the outstanding new paint job provided to us by our friends at Alpine Aerotech in Wesbank, BC. Cheers guys and gals! @alpineaerotech #helicopter #as350 #paintjob #winter #alberta #ymm #vortexhelicopters #reflection

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A Placer County Sheriff's Office AS-350B3 helicopter departs the CAL-FIRE Bowman Station helipad to conduct an aerial search for a woman who went missing near there. Unfortunately, after a sizeable SAR operation over 5 days, that included SAR teams from 8 different counties as well as a California Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter, her body was found and recovered in the American River Canyon which is just East of the station. #aviation #avgeek #igaviation #instaaviation #instahelicopter #helicopter #placercountysheriff #pcso #as350 #astar #alea #verticalmag #rotorcraftpro #helihub #heliopsmag #sar

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This is no gull but they were flying above Newquay recently and they do a Stirling job of keeping us all safe #helicopter #skyporn #roterblades #cornwall #cornishskys #cornishcoast #coastguard #pickoftheday #instagood #instagrammers #welovenqy❤️