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Oct 20, 2008, 07:20 PM
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RotorFest 2008

Last weekend the American Helicopter Museum held its annual RotorFest. There was a good amount of helis on display plus some flight demonstrations. There are usually alot of military choppers that show up and demo, but this year there wasn't many due to most of them being deployed for the war. They also had some of the guys from Valley Forge Signal Seekers. I only caught the last bit of their demo. I think I took 400 and some odd pics in total but heres a few I really liked.

Heres one of the Rc Helis

Heres a few of it in action

Heres a few of the Military Choppers. The Chinook was scheduled to fly and do some demonstrations, but it was having some technical issues and was grounded

There was a special demonstration by the special forces Black Daggers jump squad

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Oct 20, 2008, 07:21 PM
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Heres some more...
This is a kit built mesquito

A completely retrofitted Huey Hog that is now used for high rank government personel!

An old Bell Helicopter doing flight demos
Here it is doing an Autorotation

And a few others of the demo

Look Ma! No tail rotor! The "Flight Car One NoTar"

It was alot of fun, hopefully next year I can go both days and catch all the flight demos.
Oct 20, 2008, 07:28 PM
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Cool pics, looks like it was a good time out! How does that heli without the tail rotor counter the torque? Looks like a cat with a bob-tail!
Oct 20, 2008, 07:36 PM
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it blows air like an exhaust and you control the amount of air to turn
Oct 20, 2008, 08:40 PM
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so it's like having a duct fan tail?
Oct 21, 2008, 08:16 AM
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Yeah that pretty much sums it up Blade Killer
Oct 21, 2008, 08:30 AM
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Fantastic pics, but I cannot believe the Chinook was grounded due to technical difficulties. That never happens does it?
Oct 21, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Did you happen to get any videos of anything there?
Oct 21, 2008, 10:12 AM
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No...I managed to grab my camera but not my video camera
Oct 21, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Hi Realmkaos,

Very nice pics !

The "Flight Car One NoTar" is the MD EXPLORER form MD HELICOPTERS :
Oct 21, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Thanks, and good info there Stark60