914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/7/18 7:58 a.m.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
9/7/18 8:17 a.m.
GameboyRMH said:

How cyberpunk is this pic? A popular celebrity conspiracy nut who drives long-running threats and harassment to hundreds of essentially random people as a routine part of his business operation tries to confront a powerful tech megacorporation's CEO outside the Senate building. The CEO glares into the distance in an attempt to ignore the conspira-lebrity, and he's followed by a man with computer glasses, while journalists record and livestream with handheld computers.

(And in the middle of it all, a skyscraper of a man who we must assume is genetically engineered for height until proven otherwise cheeky)

I can't get past the calculator watch.  And what is Bernard from Westworld doing there?

Unrelated:

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/7/18 9:35 a.m.

I heart insane Sovietski-era Russian stuff:

 

Yes, that's a helicopter approximately the size of a B-52.  The Mil V-12.  Maximum payload of 88,000 lbs (55,000 lbs VTO) and takeoff weight of about 220,000 lbs.  Some other pics for scale:

 

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/7/18 9:42 a.m.

And, while I was headed down that rabbit hole, I found a couple fo scary Chinook pics.  I remember the first one from some aviation book I had as a kid.  These pilots have some balls, no matter what gender they might be:

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 UltraDork
9/7/18 10:00 a.m.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
9/7/18 11:19 a.m.

Professor_Brap
Professor_Brap HalfDork
9/7/18 11:34 a.m.

AAZCD
AAZCD Reader
9/7/18 12:33 p.m.

While there are a few copters on the page, I'll add this:

A CH-54 Tarhe that came to Ft Rucker, AL in 1991 to carry (sling load) a wingless C-47 to a museum in Florida. Somewhere I still may have the prints of the departure.

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 UltraDork
9/7/18 12:48 p.m.

We had a tornado come through in the mid '90s, near where I grew up.  The tornado wiped out half a dozen of those giant erector set looking high-line power transmission towers.

I remember being stuck in traffic a few days after the tornado as they were replacing the towers with a skycrane.  Still one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

This picture shows them going together in pieces, I could be remembering it wrong, but I think the ones I watched lifted the whole damn thing and set it in place.  That was longer ago than I care to admit though.

Professor_Brap
Professor_Brap HalfDork
9/7/18 2:02 p.m.
RossD said:

In reply to Appleseed :

That can't be real...

 

My mom had one lol. Very real, very cool 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/7/18 2:26 p.m.

Basically, 2 mirrored Mi-6 drivetrains synchronized by a shaft running through the winglets.  Rotor speed a whopping 112 rpm - rotor diameter something like 115 feet each.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/7/18 2:31 p.m.

Mi-10, Russia's anwer to the Skycrane:

AAZCD
AAZCD Reader
9/7/18 3:52 p.m.

The Russians I met were happy to fly on a Blackhawk wink

...and for a hotlink:

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/7/18 4:30 p.m.

Duke said:

I heart insane Sovietski-era Russian stuff:

 

At the Greenwich Connecticut Concours D'Elegance:

Tupolev Cosmonaut Recovery Vehicle

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/7/18 5:32 p.m.

Sikorsky's S-64 design is now wholly owned, built,  and supported by Erickson, inc. They build new Skycranes, and re-build CH-54s. Every S-64E (Erickson) is named once it leaves the shop. 

This is Elvis.

RandyS
RandyS Reader
9/8/18 9:15 a.m.

SaltyDog
SaltyDog HalfDork
9/8/18 9:46 a.m.

In reply to Woody :

Pretty sure that sold at Barret Jackson a few years ago.

Cool piece!

Edit: Found it.

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1978-TUPOLEV-N007-GULLWING-BOAT-178584

 

 

Wally
Wally MegaDork
9/9/18 8:47 p.m.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
9/9/18 8:47 p.m.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
9/9/18 9:25 p.m.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
9/9/18 11:33 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/10/18 12:14 a.m.

BenB
BenB Reader
9/10/18 7:49 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Back in the '80s, they used to cart one around in a Guppy. I took these in Kinston, NC in '87, when they were going to lift an air conditioning unit on top of a hospital (fingers crossed that P-bucket doesn't screw this up).

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/10/18 7:49 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/10/18 7:51 a.m.

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