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2013-12-11 08:55:50 AM  
That could have gone wrong so fast...
 
2013-12-11 09:06:28 AM  
I was waiting for the terrible crash...but that didn't happen.

Color me farking impressed.
 
2013-12-11 09:19:17 AM  
Impressive but I'll wager a cup of coffee that guy has crashed more than a few times... and will again.
 
2013-12-11 10:04:52 AM  
Fake.
 
2013-12-11 10:07:17 AM  

PreMortem: Fake.


Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg
 
2013-12-11 10:45:14 AM  
surprising it's even profitable to involve a helicopter in this.
 
2013-12-11 10:52:28 AM  
I'll bet that guy is an old H-46 driver who did a lot of VERTREP.

It would be scary as hell being his hook-up man though.
 
2013-12-11 11:07:38 AM  

Headso: surprising it's even profitable to involve a helicopter in this.


Same concept as heli-logging, roads are really expensive.
 
2013-12-11 11:08:35 AM  
I bet if you listen to Miles Davis' "Blue Xmas" while watching this video you will never celebrate Christmas again.
 
2013-12-11 11:14:45 AM  
Seems like a good idea to me, don't have to have roads into the grove, just pick them up from wherever.

Sure, a helicopter is kind of expensive to operate, but the cost of the road would have been pretty high.  Those trees grow what, 10 feet from each other, tops?  How far do you want people to drag the trees?  Not very far, they'd get all beat up.  A 3 yard wide road every 40 yards in a 160 acre grove would take 12 acres, 8% of the land.  If you get $30 per tree, and could have grown 5000 trees where the roads are, that means you lost at least $150K just to put in the roads in that grove.  I'll bet it'd actually cost more than that.

So getting a good pilot to come out for a day or two could easily be cheaper.
 
2013-12-11 11:23:16 AM  

change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg


I just did. My prior experience with the internet is to doubt everything. So you go dig up a helo moving trees, big deal. That doesn't mean that this video is automatically real.
 
2013-12-11 11:33:19 AM  

PreMortem: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

I just did. My prior experience with the internet is to doubt everything. So you go dig up a helo moving trees, big deal. That doesn't mean that this video is automatically real.


Got any experience with rotary wing aviation? Something tells me you don't.
 
2013-12-11 11:43:52 AM  
I don't have experience with giant robots either, so I guess Pacific Rim was all real too.
 
2013-12-11 11:49:14 AM  

PreMortem: I don't have experience with giant robots either, so I guess Pacific Rim was all real too.


Because both this video and Pacific Rim were created as fiction? Just admit you're clueless and move on.

Iszael: Seems like a good idea to me, don't have to have roads into the grove, just pick them up from wherever.

Sure, a helicopter is kind of expensive to operate, but the cost of the road would have been pretty high.  Those trees grow what, 10 feet from each other, tops?  How far do you want people to drag the trees?  Not very far, they'd get all beat up.  A 3 yard wide road every 40 yards in a 160 acre grove would take 12 acres, 8% of the land.  If you get $30 per tree, and could have grown 5000 trees where the roads are, that means you lost at least $150K just to put in the roads in that grove.  I'll bet it'd actually cost more than that.

So getting a good pilot to come out for a day or two could easily be cheaper.


Pretty much, a Jetranger can bill out at $700-$900 an hour.
 
2013-12-11 11:51:14 AM  
I think that pilot needs to switch to decaf.
 
2013-12-11 12:03:36 PM  

change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg


About how many trees is the pilot transporting each trip? Obviously more than one to make that kind of harvesting profitable, but I can't see well enough to make a guess.
 
2013-12-11 12:40:52 PM  

change1211: PreMortem: I don't have experience with giant robots either, so I guess Pacific Rim was all real too.

Because both this video and Pacific Rim were created as fiction? Just admit you're clueless and move on.

Iszael: Seems like a good idea to me, don't have to have roads into the grove, just pick them up from wherever.

Sure, a helicopter is kind of expensive to operate, but the cost of the road would have been pretty high.  Those trees grow what, 10 feet from each other, tops?  How far do you want people to drag the trees?  Not very far, they'd get all beat up.  A 3 yard wide road every 40 yards in a 160 acre grove would take 12 acres, 8% of the land.  If you get $30 per tree, and could have grown 5000 trees where the roads are, that means you lost at least $150K just to put in the roads in that grove.  I'll bet it'd actually cost more than that.

So getting a good pilot to come out for a day or two could easily be cheaper.

Pretty much, a Jetranger can bill out at $700-$900 an hour.


I'll admit I'm clueless when you admit you're gullible.

/does "got your nose" trick
 
2013-12-11 12:50:16 PM  

PreMortem: I'll admit I'm clueless when you admit you're gullible.


Boy, we totally got duped by this.
 
2013-12-11 12:58:46 PM  
This is what vertical replenishment looked like back in my day. Instead of a couple of hundred pounds of trees you would lift a couple of thousand pounds at a time. Much slower rate because if you fark up the taxpayer's helicopter you would be in very deep shiat.
 
2013-12-11 01:35:43 PM  
That has to be a friday at 330pm
 
2013-12-11 01:36:46 PM  
that's freakin impressive, almost too good to be true. the fog makes it harder to tell, but maybe that's the point. that being said, the dynamics of the helicopter and tree don't look suspicious at all, would take a really skilled pilot to compensate for that kind of mass swinging around.
 
2013-12-11 01:37:03 PM  
Anyone else hoping this was gonna be a video of a helicopter with razor sharp blades cutting the trees down?

/realize its impossible without destroying the helicopter
 
Bf+
2013-12-11 02:49:19 PM  

change1211: PreMortem: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

I just did. My prior experience with the internet is to doubt everything. So you go dig up a helo moving trees, big deal. That doesn't mean that this video is automatically real.

Got any experience with rotary wing aviation? Something tells me you don't.



Got any experience with fark video link comments or sarcasm?
Something tells me you don't.

/seen quite a few rotary wing aviations in my day
 
2013-12-11 03:01:13 PM  

change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg


Here's my educated opinion: that guy's damned good. I thought it was fake at first, also.

/ex-Chinook crew-chief
 
2013-12-11 03:36:27 PM  
Is it wrong that i was hoping he'd hook a planted tree on one of the return trips?
 
2013-12-11 03:52:08 PM  

LoneVVolf: Is it wrong that i was hoping he'd hook a planted tree on one of the return trips?


Like that helicopter that was brought down by those barrel-monkey zekes?
 
2013-12-11 04:21:45 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

Here's my educated opinion: that guy's damned good. I thought it was fake at first, also.

/ex-Chinook crew-chief


I've done a big of sling work in a Jetranger, they can be pretty manoeuvrable at lower weights.
 
2013-12-11 06:31:21 PM  

change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg


Want want want want want.

And yes, you're a sucker.
 
2013-12-11 06:41:35 PM  

fatbear: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

Want want want want want.

And yes, you're a sucker.


Back in Calgary I always used to see a guy who owned a roofing company buzzing around in his Bell 407 at 200-300 feet AGL, I bet he has a blast.

And it looked like he said he was trolling just to cover ignorance. Either way I don't think I'll be seeing him around anymore.
 
2013-12-11 06:47:29 PM  

change1211: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

Here's my educated opinion: that guy's damned good. I thought it was fake at first, also.

/ex-Chinook crew-chief

I've done a big of sling work in a Jetranger, they can be pretty manoeuvrable at lower weights.


I was always amazed at the OH-58 Kiowa pilots. They'd get their helicopters into places you'd think were impossible. The dragonflies of the rotor world.
 
2013-12-11 06:53:10 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: change1211: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

Here's my educated opinion: that guy's damned good. I thought it was fake at first, also.

/ex-Chinook crew-chief

I've done a big of sling work in a Jetranger, they can be pretty manoeuvrable at lower weights.

I was always amazed at the OH-58 Kiowa pilots. They'd get their helicopters into places you'd think were impossible. The dragonflies of the rotor world.


Yep, if you can get your blades somewhere then you can usually fit the rest in.
 
2013-12-11 07:08:54 PM  

change1211: Yep, if you can get your blades somewhere then you can usually fit the rest in.


We once set a water buffalo in a clearing near Barking Sands Beach on Kauai, that was so tight, that the only thing keeping the tree branches out of the rotors, was the rotor wash. Probably the most scary thing I've ever done, with or without a helicopter. Look out the left side, tell the pilots to give you 5 right, and then look out the right side, and see that you don't have 5 right to give them.
 
2013-12-11 07:23:46 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: change1211: Yep, if you can get your blades somewhere then you can usually fit the rest in.

We once set a water buffalo in a clearing near Barking Sands Beach on Kauai, that was so tight, that the only thing keeping the tree branches out of the rotors, was the rotor wash. Probably the most scary thing I've ever done, with or without a helicopter. Look out the left side, tell the pilots to give you 5 right, and then look out the right side, and see that you don't have 5 right to give them.


That sounds insane. The other pilot I work with here was an AME on the Chinook 234 and Boeing Vertol 107 doing heli-logging work, he's got some pretty interesting stories.
 
2013-12-11 08:08:22 PM  
change1211:

Yep, if you can get your blades somewhere then you can usually fit the rest in.

Same with the AH-64. Of course, if you can't fit the blades...

Definitely the funniest "nope" in the history of flight.
 
2013-12-11 08:09:12 PM  

change1211: fatbear: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

Want want want want want.

And yes, you're a sucker.

Back in Calgary I always used to see a guy who owned a roofing company buzzing around in his Bell 407 at 200-300 feet AGL, I bet he has a blast.

And it looked like he said he was trolling just to cover ignorance. Either way I don't think I'll be seeing him around anymore.


Eh, I guessed he was a troll from the Boobies. In either case, there are plenty of body parts I'd trade to have that skill.
 
2013-12-11 08:30:20 PM  
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots
 
2013-12-11 08:32:54 PM  

fatbear: change1211:

Yep, if you can get your blades somewhere then you can usually fit the rest in.

Same with the AH-64. Of course, if you can't fit the blades...

Definitely the funniest "nope" in the history of flight.


Oh ye of little faith, might be one of the most entertaining aviation videos I've seen.

fatbear: change1211: fatbear: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

Want want want want want.

And yes, you're a sucker.

Back in Calgary I always used to see a guy who owned a roofing company buzzing around in his Bell 407 at 200-300 feet AGL, I bet he has a blast.

And it looked like he said he was trolling just to cover ignorance. Either way I don't think I'll be seeing him around anymore.

Eh, I guessed he was a troll from the Boobies. In either case, there are plenty of body parts I'd trade to have that skill.


The filter made your post far more entertaining.
 
2013-12-11 08:41:17 PM  
Crazy sonnava biatch has some skill.

Mad props.
 
2013-12-11 09:34:16 PM  
I'm amazed he was able to use his chopper to cut down and delimb those trees. Oh wait, he didn't harvest them, he lifted and moved trees that had previously been harvested.

/still ace flying
 
2013-12-11 10:30:29 PM  
www.d4.dion.ne.jp
 
2013-12-11 11:12:01 PM  
Skilled.
Helicopter pilots are crazy in the first place, but there are so many assumptions there with the wire, it's an accident waiting to get caught on a tree. Props (err. rotors), hope it's worth it.
 
2013-12-12 12:53:34 AM  
In the hills near my town, we have a Christmas tree farm that advertises "Cut your own tree!".

Kind of like self-checkout at the grocery store.

"Same price, but we let YOU do the work!"

/limited time only, while supplies last.
 
2013-12-12 04:09:08 AM  

change1211: PreMortem: change1211: PreMortem: Fake.

Care to offer an educated opinion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg

I just did. My prior experience with the internet is to doubt everything. So you go dig up a helo moving trees, big deal. That doesn't mean that this video is automatically real.

Got any experience with rotary wing aviation? Something tells me you don't.


Your mom taught me?
 
2013-12-12 12:11:41 PM  

Headso: surprising it's even profitable to involve a helicopter in this.


That's what I was wondering
 
2013-12-12 08:56:12 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I'm amazed he was able to use his chopper to cut down and delimb those trees. Oh wait, he didn't harvest them, he lifted and moved trees that had previously been harvested.

/still ace flying


This one cuts. Was that what you were thinking of?
 
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