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2008-06-15 11:01:09 PM  
That was a pirate not a ninja.
 
2008-06-16 01:41:30 AM  
Fake.
 
2008-06-16 01:51:20 AM  
jennyz: Fake.

Seconded.
 
2008-06-16 01:54:36 AM  
He got the Yodkin assembly upgraded on that baby for sure.
 
2008-06-16 01:58:46 AM  
When it first took off I thought a rudder got stuck. Then when nobody ran away I thought it was pretty impressive flying, especially with the controller standing right there not flinching like a girl. Then the cynic in me called me a homo and screamed "FAKE!"

Without the internet I'd probably be a much more gullible person, but sometimes I think that'd be a good thing.
 
2008-06-16 02:07:11 AM  
Oddly enough, he was just trying to fly straight, and couldn't get the hang of it.
 
2008-06-16 02:09:05 AM  
Fake!

Helecopters don't do that. Even RC ones. Unless physics has changed since I've been to school.
 
2008-06-16 02:10:48 AM  
She-nannigans I tell you!
 
2008-06-16 02:10:56 AM  
Jamrock: jennyz: Fake.

Seconded.


If only there were dozens of other RC helicopter videos showing similar moves to refute your claim of fake.

Oh wait.

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

/five minutes searching
 
2008-06-16 02:15:47 AM  
Actually I randomly checked a bunch of "trex 600" vids on youtube, and found another, with a Heli competition and crash pops.

Also, I went to one of the major retail hobby sites and got a link to a few stunt vids they are showing to showcase this model, a $460.00 unassembled kit. I don't think they could knowingly show a model they sell doing something impossible in a video put forward as real.

Helihobby retail (pops, LGT retail site, video links in bold red on page)

In short, it looks fake as shiat, but is apparently real.

Cool stuff.

/not subby
//watched to see hobbyists hi-five when their $500 toys crashed.
 
2008-06-16 02:17:14 AM  
Heh topdeck beat me there, but still, your pixels, they do nothing.
 
2008-06-16 02:19:38 AM  
But, does it blend?
 
2008-06-16 02:25:55 AM  
Pilot Neo.
 
2008-06-16 02:44:08 AM  
You wouldn't catch me anywhere near that thing for fear of having my face ripped off!
 
2008-06-16 02:53:41 AM  
this can't be real. Not because of the acrobatics, but it's soooo CGI-looking at times, just going full speed then stopping IMMEDIATELY and moving in a different direction with no wobble or braking, just moving-not moving instantaneously. Not to mention the camera work screams CGI-supplements.
 
2008-06-16 02:59:56 AM  
I watched some of those other links so kindly provided by topdeck. Those actually look real. The linked video just has a very strange look to it.
 
2008-06-16 03:02:41 AM  
like that jump it does at 1:06, that just looked totally fake...
 
2008-06-16 03:20:23 AM  
The thing that gets me is the landing at the end. As it passes the pilot it's rotors looked stopped. Then they magically appear to be spinning again.

I can see this type of thing being real but as mason said it just doesn't look right at times.
 
2008-06-16 03:21:28 AM  
If it is fake they did a great job with the shadows. That's what makes me thinks it's completely real. That and the sound it's making at various aspects of its flight.
 
2008-06-16 03:26:14 AM  
Mitch Mitchell: Fake!

Helecopters don't do that. Even RC ones. Unless physics has changed since I've been to school.


So they have.
 
2008-06-16 03:56:43 AM  
modcentral.planetquake.gamespy.com

Unimpressed.
 
2008-06-16 04:28:24 AM  
Why do there have to be 'fake' trolls all over any video that is slightly interesting?
 
2008-06-16 04:41:43 AM  
took a good 30 sec. to figure out he actually knew what he was doing and not almost crashing the thing.
 
2008-06-16 04:58:29 AM  
superchump: The thing that gets me is the landing at the end. As it passes the pilot it's rotors looked stopped. Then they magically appear to be spinning again.

I can see this type of thing being real but as mason said it just doesn't look right at times.


That's probably just due to the frame rate of the video. I've seen videos where the frame rate is synced up perfectly with the rotation of the blades, and it looks like the helicopter is just hanging in mid air. I'm guessing that's what happened here for a couple seconds.
 
2008-06-16 05:02:46 AM  
Link (new window)


There's a link to the video of the 'non-moving' blades.
 
2008-06-16 05:55:04 AM  
Master Jason: Link (new window)


There's a link to the video of the 'non-moving' blades.


There's my something new for the day. Thanks.
 
2008-06-16 06:35:18 AM  
rc helicopters can do this, you just get like a 6-channel helicopter and you have a fully controllable cyclic and collective pitch where you can actually invert the angle of the rotating blades so they create lift upside-down.
 
2008-06-16 08:40:33 AM  
but watch the bird in the background...


=D
 
2008-06-16 09:02:02 AM  
@ all the "fake" trollers...

I've actually seen an RC helicopter expert do a demo and he pulled off moves like these! I've seen it with my own eyes, (almost) the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

Whilst this video might be fake, (you just never know) these RC copters are very capable of doing these stunts!

Believe it.
 
2008-06-16 09:02:14 AM  
Man, I suck compared to these guys. I have a buddy that can fly almost as well as that though.
 
2008-06-16 09:10:56 AM  
That guy was good at flying an RC helicopter...With skills like those he should have no problems getting a job at starbucks or walmart...
 
2008-06-16 09:36:55 AM  
Dang.

I feel pretty good when I can get my Havoc to land on the ottoman twice in a ten-minute session.

/Again, DANG.
 
2008-06-16 09:51:22 AM  
You have an ottoman?
 
2008-06-16 10:08:38 AM  
topdeck: If only there were dozens of other RC helicopter videos showing similar moves to refute your claim of fake.

Oh wait.

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

Link (new window)

/five minutes searching


Wow... so many faked videos...

IT'S A CONSPIRACY! THE RC HOBBYISTS ARE AFTER MY PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS!
 
2008-06-16 10:42:27 AM  
Failing_Junk: Why do there have to be 'fake' trolls all over any video that is slightly interesting?

fake! obviously this comment is shopped, i can tell by the pixels
 
2008-06-16 10:57:46 AM  
/came here to say "pixels"
 
2008-06-16 11:08:25 AM  
not fake. Think about the forces involved. They probably have perhaps 1\4 or 1\2 HP engines in em, the copters are quite light mabye 3 or 4 kg. Thats plenty of power to weight and small enough moment of inertia to make it do dead stop 90 degree turns. Everytime it does one you can hear the blades beating hard against the air as the angle of attack becomes very acute. And the guy has obviously trashed many copters getting to that level of skill, so kudos.
 
2008-06-16 11:10:40 AM  
also i know they have rotor assemblies or whatever they call them that can give the blades a negative pitch, so yes they can fly upside down.
 
2008-06-16 11:53:11 AM  
Not fake. I have seen this done with some of the higher end RC Helis. It is a really weird thing to watch since your brain assumes that a small helicopter would fly similar to a real helicopter. They don't. The one I fly is low end and pretty much gets used to strafe my cats and son.
 
2008-06-16 12:25:07 PM  
For some reason, That guys friends never let HIM drive the car.
 
2008-06-16 12:34:57 PM  
why don't they do stuff like that with normal helicopters? Like the light little R22s. I would pay money to see a guy fly a helicopter upside down (yes, i've seen a helicopter do a loop and do a roll... not as impressive as complete changes in direction"
 
2008-06-16 12:47:51 PM  
Headso: That guy was good at flying an RC helicopter...With skills like those he should have no problems getting a job at starbucks or walmart...

Or, he could be an engineering student!!! Imagine that, modding an RC copter wouldn't have anything to do with that.

Is that your mom calling from upstairs?
 
2008-06-16 01:20:15 PM  
iaazathot: Headso: That guy was good at flying an RC helicopter...With skills like those he should have no problems getting a job at starbucks or walmart...

Or, he could be an engineering student!!! Imagine that, modding an RC copter wouldn't have anything to do with that.

Is that your mom calling from upstairs?


I don't know, maybe he could fly large planes via remote. How do you think UAVs work? or tests of 3/4th size planes before a full size is built?
 
2008-06-16 01:32:11 PM  
More fake than Pam Anderson
 
2008-06-16 01:57:20 PM  
Lets see him fly it through a construction site while dropping explosives.
 
2008-06-16 02:01:15 PM  
Those poor, tiny people.
 
2008-06-16 02:08:45 PM  
iaazathot: Headso: That guy was good at flying an RC helicopter...With skills like those he should have no problems getting a job at starbucks or walmart...

Or, he could be an engineering student!!! Imagine that, modding an RC copter wouldn't have anything to do with that.

Is that your mom calling from upstairs?


I think the really good guys get sponsored by manufacturers, get involved with the engineering, and eventually get hired by military contractors.
 
2008-06-16 02:25:41 PM  
Perfectly real, and extremely hard to do. I can hover upside down and can do a few piro-flips in a row before I almost lose it and have to straighten out. It's hard to remember which way is up when things are constantly changing directions.

That was either Alan or Danny Szabo, search em' on youtube if you wanna see more of their heli expertise. Both of them are unbelievably good and very real.
 
2008-06-16 02:32:34 PM  
Oh, and to anyone that doesn't understand how RC helis can fly upside down. The throttle curve on the radio is set to full when the stick is at half. Pitch curve is normally close to 0 degrees at that point also so that you can throttle up and flip the throttle hold switch which turns the throttle stick into a positive/negative pitch control for the blades. At that point you can take off and climb as the stick moves up, or flip upside down and move the stick down to go negative pitch and climb. All the other controls stay roughly the same aside from being backwards when the heli is upside down or facing you. It gets to be a real biatch to remember which way is which when you get it spinning or flipping fast. Expensive to fix when you dumb thumb them too.
 
2008-06-16 02:40:32 PM  
If this is real, which I assume it is....that is some seriously good camera work!
 
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