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Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:54 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Ultimate Chinook Auto Rotation

Nice vid. I had to do that myself on the public server this week. I was in a chinook with an underslung Jackal - with a player in the driver seat - and I was coming into a LZ that was declared clear by friendly ground units. Before I could touch down I took AA fire from at least two launchers. Flared out the first incoming rocket, but the second took my tail rotor out. I managed to gain altitude and ballistic drag the aircraft out of its spin. Fortunately I was able to find a break in the tree canopy, spin down to about 10 meters and release the Jackal, before attempting a landing in the clearing. I somehow managed to slide the heli into a gap between two trees. It was a hell of a struggle to keep the aircraft under some sort of control, but really enjoyable when I managed to get us both down without exploding. :D

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:38 pm     Super secret spam barrier

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Kryklin wrote:
An autorotation is a natural way to deal with an inflight tail rotor failure since it reduces torque to zero. One problem with an autorotation is that it will be difficult or impossible for the pilot to align the landing gear with ground track during touchdown. If the helicopter touches down with forward speed, this could cause a rollover. In calm wind, it is often very difficult to not have some slide.One possible solution is for the pilot to use the throttle to help align the landing gear. Normally transmission drag will yaw the nose slightly to the left, and engine torque can be used to yaw the nose to the right until it is lined up with ground track. The major problem is that throttle manipulation is tricky, and very slow in a turbine aircraft. Meanwhile, the touchdown phase happens very quickly, giving the pilot little time to use the throttle.

You didn't autorotate though because you had you had engine power. If you aren't flying without engine power, it's not autorotation.

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:05 pm     Super secret spam barrier

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There is no sound in your video so how is anybody supposed to know you turned the engine off?

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