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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-09-28 7:10:30 PM  
It's been done before.


The World is Not Enough Movie CLIP - Helicopter Saw (1999) HD
Youtube rF1vfMM3W08


And you're right about horror. What they did to Bond was gruesome.  The franchise that is.
 
2020-09-28 7:17:09 PM  
That looks death trap'ish for the pilot, I'd think they'd be potentially screwed if a blade jammed hard on a big green branch.  Maybe it has a quick release/failsafe option to release it, in which case it would be death trap'ish for the ground spotter.
 
2020-09-28 7:19:25 PM  
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2020-09-28 7:37:55 PM  
"It looks like you're puking rainbows."

Ok then.
 
2020-09-28 8:23:59 PM  
That's one of those ideas that you have to not only respect the crazy asshole that came up with it, but also the company that said "Yeah, lets build this"

Bonus shot out to the helicopter pilot that said "I'll fly it"
 
2020-09-28 9:33:44 PM  
Neat but it would be simpler to clear a wide enough area so that wouldn't matter.
 
2020-09-28 9:33:57 PM  
I could use one of those for the unruly hedges in front of my house.
 
2020-09-28 9:35:11 PM  

PunkTiger: I could use one of those for the unruly hedges in front of my house.


I don't get the slang kids are using these days ( ._.)
 
2020-09-28 9:35:27 PM  

TWX: It's been done before.


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rF1vfMM3​W08]

And you're right about horror. What they did to Bond was gruesome.  The franchise that is.


"Insurance company is never going to believe this!"
 
2020-09-28 9:35:53 PM  
Hmmm...

The Vermont Helicopter Saw Massacre

I'd watch the hell outta that!
 
2020-09-28 9:38:24 PM  
Meh I don't find it nearly as terrifying as the Happy Toyz truck,
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2020-09-28 9:38:56 PM  
*Reads headline*

They're remaking Twilight Zone?
 
2020-09-28 9:39:08 PM  
I'd like to play a game...
 
2020-09-28 9:39:59 PM  
O_O
 
2020-09-28 9:49:55 PM  
What helicopter?
 
2020-09-28 9:53:49 PM  

markie_farkie: "It looks like you're puking rainbows."

Ok then.


How about pooping rainbows?
This Unicorn Changed the Way I Poop - #SquattyPotty
Youtube YbYWhdLO43Q
 
2020-09-28 10:00:49 PM  
Most damaging helicopter in history was the one that took Trump to the Iowa Caucus.  Only reason he did so well in the Caucus was because he was letting kids take rides in that copter.  It was a huge gesture, and I don't think the all the professional pig farmers in Iowa, folks who shovel pig shiat and store it in huge stinking pools on their property, had the intellect to realize that just because this rich guy was doing something nice for their kids, didn't mean he was a nice guy.  After that, he was kind of the front runner.
 
2020-09-28 10:02:40 PM  
I am sending this to my Buddy who is a pilot in the 160th now.
Something to do when he gets out.
;-)
 
2020-09-28 10:03:13 PM  

winedrinkingman: Most damaging helicopter in history was the one that took Trump to the Iowa Caucus.  Only reason he did so well in the Caucus was because he was letting kids take rides in that copter.  It was a huge gesture, and I don't think the all the professional pig farmers in Iowa, folks who shovel pig shiat and store it in huge stinking pools on their property, had the intellect to realize that just because this rich guy was doing something nice for their kids, didn't mean he was a nice guy.  After that, he was kind of the front runner.


Politics tab is -----> that way. Keep this shiat out of here
 
2020-09-28 10:06:30 PM  
MOVIEPHONE

The Vermont Helicopter Saw Massacre (2021), Rated R

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring: Ruby Rose, Jaden Smith, Caleb Mclaughlin, John Boyega, Machine Gun Kelly, Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Sinese and Alan Alda

A group of five social media influencers, on an electric scooter trip through the forests of 2010's Vermont, fall prey to a murderous vegan family made up of a leather-helmeted industrial saw-wielding helicopter pilot, his knife-wielding maple syrup robbing brother, their vegan chef father and semi-composted grandfather.
 
2020-09-28 10:09:18 PM  

TWX: It's been done before.


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rF1vfMM3​W08]

And you're right about horror. What they did to Bond was gruesome.  The franchise that is.


Huh, Christmas came early this year
 
2020-09-28 10:10:38 PM  
"That helicopter is trying to kill us."

If you know what I'm "quoting", I'll donate five dollars to the organization of your choice.
 
2020-09-28 10:13:47 PM  
It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.
 
2020-09-28 10:15:15 PM  

italie: That's one of those ideas that you have to not only respect the crazy asshole that came up with it, but also the company that said "Yeah, lets build this"

Bonus shot out to the helicopter pilot that said "I'll fly it"


Have you seen how they harvest Christmas trees in Oregon?

Oregon Christmas Tree Harvest With Helicopter. Amazing Pilot!
Youtube 08K_aEajzNA


Sometimes they're cut first.  But I've seen em just yank the trees out by the roots...
 
2020-09-28 10:16:25 PM  
Another vid, with narration:

Helicopters Harvesting Christmas Trees
Youtube zCa_E_b3Y3M
 
2020-09-28 10:18:02 PM  

MIRV888: I am sending this to my Buddy who is a pilot in the 160th now.
Something to do when he gets out.
;-)


Hell, why wait until he's out? I'm sure the Special Ops people can find a use for this
 
2020-09-28 10:25:47 PM  

NeoCortex42: *Reads headline*

They're remaking Twilight Zone?


If they do that, heads are going to roll.
 
2020-09-28 10:39:56 PM  
Yeah, I've seen this before, but I've always wondered how they keep the cable that holds the blades from twisting around. I'm sure it's some kind of cool engineering feat, but I'd like to know what it is.
 
2020-09-28 10:47:35 PM  
My shooting range has power lines running through one section and they come by with a rig like this every few years. I got to watch from about 200 feet off to the side. Very impressive.
 
2020-09-28 10:54:31 PM  
I'm not worried.

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2020-09-28 11:29:06 PM  

starsrift: It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.


What if there are no rails?
 
2020-09-28 11:59:00 PM  
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2020-09-29 12:09:52 AM  
I remember seeing this on Modern Marvel's WAY back when

/still very cool all those years later
 
2020-09-29 12:15:13 AM  
Entergy came through and did this a few years ago along the power lines.  Wicked cool to watch.
 
2020-09-29 12:16:43 AM  
Why does news have to make everything sound scary? It's cool that this service has been developed.
 
2020-09-29 12:22:07 AM  
So that's what I heard last week. We often get helicopters flying by due to our proximity to the airport but I heard this one hanging around for a few hours. I couldn't see it though because of the trees behind my house so I just assumed it was the state police out looking for pot fields or something. Next time I'll get in the car and go look for it.
 
2020-09-29 1:07:55 AM  

MBooda: markie_farkie: "It looks like you're puking rainbows."

Ok then.

How about pooping rainbows?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/YbYWhdLO​43Q]


You've got to give the ad agency that came up with that one credit.

Sales rep: "So that's the new client, and they insist we touch on *each* of those bullet points."
Art Director: "Is this a joke? Are we really supposed to sell people on a step stool to help you shi..."
New creative person: "WAIT... I got it! ...Unicorn poop!"
Creative Director: "Uni what?"
New creative person: "Unicorn poop! Just hear me out... We'll get some kids, and a guy dressed like a prince... "
Creative Director: "Who is this person?"
Art Director: "They're the new..."
Creative Director: "You know what... jus... Just write it up and leave it in my box... In fact, why don't you go do it right now."
New creative person: "And we'll use *rainbow* colored soft serve ice cream!"
Creative Director: "Would someone get them outta here?"

...That person is probably the Creative Director of their own branch now.
 
2020-09-29 1:18:05 AM  
Here with the added insanity of trimming trees beside high capacity power lines:
https://youtu.be/Pla06PO6Odk
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2020-09-29 1:29:08 AM  

TorpedoOrca: PunkTiger: I could use one of those for the unruly hedges in front of my house.

I don't get the slang kids are using these days ( ._.)


Name does not check
 
2020-09-29 1:45:26 AM  

MBooda: markie_farkie: "It looks like you're puking rainbows."

Ok then.

How about pooping rainbows?
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FWIW, you don't really have to buy this ridiculous contraption. You can...

1) Build some leg muscles and just pick your legs up a little when you go
2) Get a small platform of any kind and do the exact same thing
3) Eat more fiber and drink more water
4) Move to rural Laos
5) Install a squat toilet, like some Japanese households still have
 
2020-09-29 2:06:16 AM  
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Very similar to what my wife uses to shave her legs with.
No pilot required and please, don't use this in any area near the bush.
 
2020-09-29 2:50:49 AM  

Gyrfalcon: starsrift: It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.

What if there are no rails?


*long pause*

The helicopter is only trimming back from the rail lines, so... uh.... what? :)
 
2020-09-29 3:35:35 AM  

wantingout: Why does news have to make everything sound scary? It's cool that this service has been developed.


Well, a flying bandsaw is kinda weird, I guess.

While watching it, I was thinking that this could go really badly if the saw hit something more robust than a tree...like a big metal pole, or some wires that don't cut as easily or just get tangled up. Wonder if the helicopter has a quick release mechanism or if it would just get dragged down and crash. Boom.
 
2020-09-29 4:51:01 AM  

khatores: wantingout: Why does news have to make everything sound scary? It's cool that this service has been developed.

Well, a flying bandsaw is kinda weird, I guess.

While watching it, I was thinking that this could go really badly if the saw hit something more robust than a tree...like a big metal pole, or some wires that don't cut as easily or just get tangled up. Wonder if the helicopter has a quick release mechanism or if it would just get dragged down and crash. Boom.


Give Stephen King enough cocaine and he'll have the script, tied to a brick, thrown through the window by morning.

Keep in mind he'll be back for the brick.
 
2020-09-29 5:24:45 AM  

Vern: khatores: wantingout: Why does news have to make everything sound scary? It's cool that this service has been developed.

Well, a flying bandsaw is kinda weird, I guess.

While watching it, I was thinking that this could go really badly if the saw hit something more robust than a tree...like a big metal pole, or some wires that don't cut as easily or just get tangled up. Wonder if the helicopter has a quick release mechanism or if it would just get dragged down and crash. Boom.

Give Stephen King enough cocaine and he'll have the script, tied to a brick, thrown through the window by morning.

Keep in mind he'll be back for the brick.


I remember seeing a TV movie from him which included a remote control Escalade. Also, The Langoliers. In both cases, pretty farked up.
 
2020-09-29 5:35:02 AM  

bughunter: italie: That's one of those ideas that you have to not only respect the crazy asshole that came up with it, but also the company that said "Yeah, lets build this"

Bonus shot out to the helicopter pilot that said "I'll fly it"

Have you seen how they harvest Christmas trees in Oregon?

[YouTube video: Oregon Christmas Tree Harvest With Helicopter. Amazing Pilot!]

Sometimes they're cut first.  But I've seen em just yank the trees out by the roots...


Meth is on heckuva drug...
 
2020-09-29 7:46:55 AM  
The... CHOPPER!
 
2020-09-29 8:05:14 AM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again...Why didn't anybody tell us about this during career day?
 
2020-09-29 8:25:32 AM  

starsrift: It seems weird to me that using a helicopter to do this is better than a rail car with saws in a similar (obviously inversed) configuration.


I was thinking the same thing.  Put a saw on each side of the rail car; the arms supporting the saws can extend/retract as needed.  Couple a flatcar or boxcar to it for collecting the downed limbs.

The downside is scheduling the cutting train with cargo/passenger trains.  The helicopter can just fly off to the side and wait for a train to pass before resuming.

Finally, the helicopter saw can be used far from train tracks, trimming trees along roads, in ravines, etc.
 
2020-09-29 8:45:51 AM  
Too soon. RIP Kobe..
 
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