Some drunk ina hawaiian shirt helped with this.
If you blink at the end you'll miss the screen credit.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:40 PM
Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:53 PM
I was talking to him on the phone recently. He was at work and a minion kept coming in to ask him questions about where some exotic material or other was stashed, intended for rotor blades or something. Impressive fellow, but we already knew that.
Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:32 AM
Hans, i was lucky to meet Frank several years ago, and talk with him about his time at Platt-LePage.
The best part of researching the forgotten Platt-LePage XR-1, was talking to the people who were there back in the day.
Sadly, they are all pretty much gone now, I'm glad I was able to get some of their stories.
Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:26 AM
I want to know where they keeping the UFOs.
Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:27 PM
Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:52 PM
Following the conclusion of flight testing, the XR-1 was returned to the Army Air Forces, who placed the aircraft in storage
Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:10 AM
Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:16 AM
Well, that's some rotorcraft history in the flesh. My dad transitioned from fixed-wing to rotors in the 50's. If I remember correctly, at that time Bell Helicopters provided some training directly. He had this "paperweight" as long as I can remember, now I have it. I think it's a UH-1 blade sample, not sure on that. My own little piece of history.
Edited by Hans Conried, 21 November 2017 - 08:17 AM.
Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:54 PM
Edited by Absinthe_1900, 21 November 2017 - 06:56 PM.
Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:14 AM
If people saw film of what helicopter rotors go through in flight, they'd probably be a bit apprehensive, riding in one..
Never mind the rotors, the noise and the stench (exhaust) of a Huey were enough to dissuade me, but the riding was not optional, so ...
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